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Alvis Speed 20 Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: DIY1158891
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: SA
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,932
  • Mileage (Miles): 99,999
  • Mileage (KM): 160,932
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Mechanically performing well, body work is in good used condition, very original interior but requires attention, extensive historic documents.

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  • RefCode: TA1153875
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: SD Charlesworth
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Alvis Speed 20 SD Charlesworth saloon

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  • RefCode: TA1153131
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

This wonderful Alvis Speed 20 4.3 litre carries the distinction of being the best driving, most thoroughly enjoyable 1930's tourer we've had in the 27 year history of the company. DMX 829 also has a particularly interesting history and has been subject of a complete rebuild using an authentic original Vanden Plas body. Nick Szkiler, our founder came back from the appraisal and test drive of this car stating, 'It's glorious and I've not driven anything like it'. The fact that it is an ex-Albert Sparrowhawk Alvis rather explains it. Back in the day, you bought a new chassis from a quality manufacturer like Alvis and clothed it with your chosen body from a number of contemporary coachbuilders, Cross and Ellis, Charlesworth and Vanden Plas for example. Almost twenty years ago, this car was rebuilt by a gifted enthusiast who really knew these cars. The chassis was originally built as a Speed 20 Charlesworth saloon in 1936. By 1965 it was in quite rough condition and was offered for sale in the AlvisOwners Club at 90. By the late 1990's the car was a rolling chassis and restoration commenced using a genuine Vanden Plas Tourer body, originally fitted to a Derby Bentley. The body is from one of five tourers built of the type, this one being documented as from RC44. The car was fitted with the more potent engine from a 4.3 litre SB Charlesworth saloon. The builder, Albert Sparrowhawk is well known in Alvis Circles as a spirited racing driver and builder. He owned the Bentley from which this body came, only buying the body back after the new owner removed it to fit a replica Bentley Le Mans tourer. Sparrowhawk had some success in motor racing:; April 1994 VSCC Silverstone:; Richard Pilkington was hopeful of repeating last year's success in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy with the Totnes Motor Museum's 1938 Talbot, but he disappeared from second place after one lap when a drive coupling sheared. That left Albert Sparrowhawk (Alvis) with the early lead from Bob Gilbert's Bentley. Arriving late on the grid,Rodney Felton was forced to start his Alfa Monza from the back but by the end of lap one he was up to 10th, and four laps later had demoted Sparrowhawk to second. The earlier Sparrowhawk Alvis, driven by David Heimann, displaced Gilbert to take third after half-distance and closed up to challenge for second, but a spirited defence by Sparrowhawk managed to retain the place to the finish. Here he is again in May 1996:; Siverstone - Vintage allcomers race. Bob Burrell led the first half of the Fox and Nicholl Trophy Race with his familiar 8-litre Bentley-Royce, closely shadowed by Julian Bronson's Riley 'Blue Streak' Special, but a quick spin by the Bentley allowed the Riley to seize the advantage; Burrell was almost caught by the scrapping pair of Albert Sparrowhawk (Alvis) and Bob Gilbert (Bentley), Burrell and Gilbert being so engrossed in their business that they battled on for two more laps after the fall of the flag! (extracts courtesy of Motorsport magazine); The engine was meticulouslyrebuilt using high compression pistons, and the best bearings available. Once assembled it was set up by Sparrowhawk - a man who really knew how to tune them. Eighteen years and some 5,000 smiles later, the car is a gem, thoroughly sorted and truly outstanding to drive. With its very robust early synchromesh four speed gearbox, the car is a joy to drive enthusiastically. Whilst not impossible to criticise cosmetically, we know we are never likely to surpass DMX 829 as the most exhilarating, taut and lively pre-war tourer imaginable. Paintwork has aged well; the alloy bodywork is still top class and the leather upholstery, hood and weather gear now have a nicely aged patina. The engine bay presents superbly. We thought carefully about price and Nick's comment was 'If I owned this, I'd never want to part with it'. Fortunately for someone it is now on the market - though we doubt it will be for long. It's the sort of car you'd see be thrilled to see (and hear) on the Flying Scotsman Rally. DMX 829comes with VSCC Eligibility document, 'buff' logbook, dating back to 1961, MOT certificates since rebuild completion in 2000 and a comprehensive file of paperwork. Price: 124,995

CALL 01944 758000
  • RefCode: TA1159892
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: SB SPORTS
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,934
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

This beautiful low mileage Charlesworth bodied Alvis Speed 20 left the factory on the 20th March 1934. The Alvis was sold new by Brooklands Motor Company and first registered on the 3rd July 1934 in Liverpool, allocated the registration mark LV 9363. On the 24th March 1938 the car changed hands for the first time and the Alvis was last taxed by its second owner in March 1956. LV 9363 then spent forty-one years off the road having been found during the 1990's by its third owner. A sympathetic body off restoration was carried out where as much originality was retained as possible. A fine balance between restoration and conservation was found and demonstrated, and the Alvis then put back on the road and MOT tested in 1997 with a mileage of 34488. Photo records of rolling body off chassis are with the detailed history file. The Alvis was supplied new with the 'Charlesworth' body, said by many to be one of the most elegant. LV 9363 also has the provenance of retaining its original engine and is amatching numbers car. Information in the history file also confirms the car was on parade at Buckingham Palace for the 80th Birthday Celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen and a photo is on file showing the car within the Palace Gates. The impressive file with the car also includes an original brown 'buff' logbook. Between 1997 and 2013 the Alvis covered in the region of 7000 miles and then sold to an Alvis collector in Strassfurt, a town in the Salzlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. From 2013 to 2017 the car had been kept as part of an impressive collection of Alvis Motor Cars and US Motorcycles, and covered some gentle use in Germany. On arrival back into the UK, we sold the Speed 20 to the Chairman of the Alvis Owner's Club who has enjoyed driving and further improving this beautifully presented example. The Speed 20 has now covered in the region of 9000 miles since the restoration and drives very well. The six cylinder performs beautifully with smooth power delivery and very goodoil pressure. The engine is lovely and quiet, no concerning noises or smoking, it's just delightful and commensurate with a low mileage, gently used engine. The syncomesh gearbox is perfect to use and changes up and down perfectly, the steering feels good and the car offers impressive performance. The Alvis, twenty years on since restoration retains an impressive, deep paint finish in the popular combination of Black over Maroon. The original leather is still in place and is beautiful with so much patina. The carpets and headlining have been replaced and are excellent, door cards are lovely and original, the dashboard and gauges are superb and very impressive. With just 42000 miles and in such highly original good condition, this Speed 20 is something quite collectable and special. It also has a proven track record to show its capable of covering miles, whether long distance or short, this is a stunning Alvis with provenance. Price: 59,995

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  • RefCode: TA1136809
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: REPLICA
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

The 'SD' was the final version of the Speed 20 to be produced and of the 149 produced only 6 were bodied with Vanden Plas tourer coachwork.

CALL 01926 825 728
  • RefCode: TA1136812
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,933
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

The Speed 20 SA was the first speed model Alvis produced and the first to feature the low rakish coachwork for which these models became renowned. Its smooth and powerful 2.5-litre straight six power unit provides excellent performance while the Alvis beam axle suspension provides exceptional road holding for a vehicle of this period. This car (similar to above) was supplied via the dealer Charles Follet to G.E. Ferguson of Patcham, Sussex on the 12th September 1933 is currently undergoing a chassis-up restoration in our workshops. To make an appointment please call 01926 864867 or 01926 857303

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  • RefCode: TA1163939
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: SE TOURER BY VANDEN PLAS
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,932
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1932 ALVIS 20 SE SPEED TOURER BY VANDEN PLAS

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  • RefCode: TA1162740
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: Tourer
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,933
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

The Speed 20 SB introduced the all-synchromesh gearbox complementing its powerful straight six 2511cc engine

CALL 01926 825 728
  • RefCode: TA1136806
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Derivative: SPECIAL
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,934
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

This Speed Twenty SB started life as a two door FHC by Vanden Plas and was supplied new to Captain C. B. Wilson of Neatishead Norfolk on 17th February 1934. In 1947, the next owner, Squadron Leader Bainbridge-Hawker shipped the car to Singapore where he was stationed. One day while driving over Kallang aerodrome he collided with a marker drum causing the car to burst into flames. The car, over the next 8 years, was repaired and re-bodied with a four seater body to accommodate the Ingham's and their four son's daily transport needs until 1967. The car competed in many events through the 1970's (Singapore & Malaysian Grand Prix) with Henry Stoner who fitted the current body in 1973. The car comes complete with all the trophies.

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