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Alvis History

History

This is the history of the brand Alvis since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Alvis

History of the English car brand Alvis began in 1919 and begins with the Welshman Thomas George John (engineer and high specialist naval architecture).



Since the beginning of its existence the company TG John Ltd. located in the Midlands city of Coventry, which at the time was the main center of the automotive industry.


The first products manufactured at the plant, were stationary and motor engines, as well as consumables.



At the beginning of 1920 - created the first car brand Alvis, which was based on the design of Geoffrey de Frevilla who previously worked with the brothers Bentley.
At the end of 1921 the company was renamed Alvis Car and Engineering Co. Ltd.



The following year, the company came T. Smith-Clark (chief engineer) and W. Dunn (chief designer) that kept the company at the forefront of technological progress. Thomas George John was a major shareholder and followed the finance and business affairs in the firm.



The history of the brand Alvis knew his financial ups and downs. Director of Alvis sought to produce as many cars on its own plants and to implement them in their own car showrooms. This introduces a brand cars Alvis its share of personality and character.



The management team Alvis company engaged in the research and discoveries that have never been afraid to invest in the experiments.
One of the major discoveries were front-wheel drive, independent front suspension, fully independent suspension and automatic transmission.
The company also developed not only motor companies, but also engaged in the production of aircraft engines and armored fighting vehicles.



In 1936, the name of the company was reduced to Alvis Ltd.


The company continued to work to improve their own engines. The most famous of these was the engine of the brand Leonides, made its first flight in early 1939



In 1940, the company producing cars was badly damaged during a raid by the Luftwaffe in Covert, a factory for the production of aircraft engines remained completely intact, although it was located close to the car factory.



In 1944, TD, John retired and management of the company passed to T. Smith-Clark, William A. Dunn and Verney.
The company has created a car brand TA 14 and improved model 12/70. They were placed on production, but always had problems with the supply of bodies. Because of this, Alvis had a decent level of car sales.



However, creating 9 - cylinder radial aircraft engine Leonides provided a good future of the company.
Later, it was established 14 - cylinder Leonides Major.



After the war, the company again started to manufacture armored vehicles. However, it soon became clear that the production of cars has become a minor part of the business Alvis again due to supply bodies.


The company's management was interested in the purchase of its own equipment. But the necessary amounts, which would provide a return on investment seemed overwhelming.



When creating a new brand Three Litre proposed to use the body of pressed steel, but the price was very high and, therefore, were chosen traditional body from companies Mullliners and Tickford.



In the period from 1952 to 1955 GG the company worked Alec Issigonis. He was engaged in the project technically innovative vehicles with alternative 4 - tsilindrovanym V8 engine and rubber suspension, which came up with Alex Moulton. But the price has created a machine to prevent the implementation of this original design. Unfortunately there is not a single photo of the car.



By 1955 Mulliners supplier reduced the production of bodies, and then a few years later and did stop making them.
Gradually, the company began to lose money in the car and the direction it was clear that the brand TC 21/100 are not in demand and look outdated. Therefore, further investment in car production did not look very promising.



Came to the aid of Hermann Graber of Switzerland.


In 1950, he designed a small number of expensive elegant body on the basis of the brand Three Liter, designed for Swiss customers. These cars had a decent modern look and were more - less durable.



The company hoped that the bodywork in the UK will be considerably cheaper than in Switzerland. In Switzerland sent two cars as a prototype for mass production. In Switzerland, several cars were produced. They liked it, but were very expensive.



The situation improved after their conversion to the reserve fleet Rolls-Royce with a request to modify the body to remake it under the market in the UK and reduce the price. It was a good business move, after which the cars were sold well.



At the end of 1965 the company Alvis was purchased by Rover (which in turn became part of British Leyland) and now their independence ended.


Until 1967 the car division existed in conjunction with the department of aviation engines, which will soon also passed their position.



At present, the range of the company consists of armored vehicles, including light tanks.


In 1981, the company became part of the Alvis United Scientific Holdings, a bit later became known as Alvis Holding.



1994. Alvis moved to a new plant in Uolsgreyve on the border with Coventry, and later in 1999 in Telford, where he continued production.

In 2004 the company became part of the BA Systems.

Latest classic Alvis cars offered in listings in Australia:

Ford HOT ROD 1937 Business Coupe V8 Side Valve in NSW Ford HOT ROD 1937 Business Coupe V8 Side Valve in NSW 12 $35,380.00
1928 Chrysler Imperial L80 Lebaron Club Coupe Ultra Rare 1OF 2 Left OF 25 Made 1928 Chrysler Imperial L80 Lebaron Club Coupe Ultra Rare 1OF 2 Left OF 25 Made 12 $132,000.00
VW Bettle Super BUG 1977 Model VW Bettle Super BUG 1977 Model 9 $2,500.00
LH SLR Torana Factory V8 Super Clean Suit 5000 A9X LX Hatch GTR SS Buyer in SA LH SLR Torana Factory V8 Super Clean Suit 5000 A9X LX Hatch GTR SS Buyer in SA 12 $49,990.00
HK Brougham Suit GTS Monaro Buyer HT HG Factory V8 307 Chev Glide Restoration in SA HK Brougham Suit GTS Monaro Buyer HT HG Factory V8 307 Chev Glide Restoration in SA 12 $10,010.00
Ford F100 1984 351 Automatic Ambulance F150 in VIC Ford F100 1984 351 Automatic Ambulance F150 in VIC 10 $7,000.00
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic in SA 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic in SA 12 $11,550.00
Rare Series 1 Land Rover 86" 1954 Original 1 Owner Vehicle Running Condtion Rare Series 1 Land Rover 86" 1954 Original 1 Owner Vehicle Running Condtion 12 $3,990.00
Morris Oxford Traveller 1959 2 Tone Green Chrome Trim in WA Morris Oxford Traveller 1959 2 Tone Green Chrome Trim in WA 12 $14,000.00
Holden HR Premier 1966 in NSW Holden HR Premier 1966 in NSW 12 $23,000.00
1957 Chevrolet Belair 2 Door Sport Hardtop 1957 Chevrolet Belair 2 Door Sport Hardtop 12 $36,320.00
1955 Chevrolet 3100 Truck 350 Chev 4 Speed Auto 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Truck 350 Chev 4 Speed Auto 10 $58,000.00
1964 Daimler 2 5L V8 Saloon 1964 Daimler 2 5L V8 Saloon 12 $17,900.00
1971 Datsun 240Z L28 5SPD 1971 Datsun 240Z L28 5SPD 12 $21,800.00
F J Holden Sedan F J Holden Sedan 3 $25,000.00
1957 Chevy Belair 2 Door Sports Coupe 1957 Chevy Belair 2 Door Sports Coupe 7 $27,500.00
Collectors Cars in NSW Collectors Cars in NSW 1 $28,000.00
1929 Merc KIT CAR in QLD 1929 Merc KIT CAR in QLD 6 $10,100.00
VH Valiant Charger XL 1972 in VIC VH Valiant Charger XL 1972 in VIC 10 $2,225.00
Leyland Mini VAN 1973 in QLD Leyland Mini VAN 1973 in QLD 2 $4,000.00
Volkswagen Kombie Split Windscreen in QLD Volkswagen Kombie Split Windscreen in QLD 12 $3,200.00
HK UTE in QLD HK UTE in QLD 8 $960.00
Vintage CAR1959 Twin FIN Chrysler Royal in VIC Vintage CAR1959 Twin FIN Chrysler Royal in VIC 11 $4,350.00
Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Coupe in QLD Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Coupe in QLD 6 $8,800.00
1976 Ford P6 Silver Monarch V8 Cruiser NOT ZH Fairlane XY 1976 Ford P6 Silver Monarch V8 Cruiser NOT ZH Fairlane XY 12 $7,500.00
HJ 308 Holden UTE in VIC HJ 308 Holden UTE in VIC 12 $4,650.00
LH Torana Project in VIC LH Torana Project in VIC 7 $4,000.00
1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer 1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer 12 $45,500.00
VW Beetle Super BUG in VIC VW Beetle Super BUG in VIC 11 $10,000.00
1978 Land Rover Series 3 Military UTE in NSW 1978 Land Rover Series 3 Military UTE in NSW 12 $212.51
1952 International Harvester Pickup Truck 1952 International Harvester Pickup Truck 10 $27,000.00
1941 Buick Sedanette in QLD 1941 Buick Sedanette in QLD 9 $30,000.00
Collectors Cars in NSW Collectors Cars in NSW 12 $28,300.00
Holden EH Premier Wagon in SA Holden EH Premier Wagon in SA 12 $4,500.00
1968 Mustang California Special in QLD 1968 Mustang California Special in QLD 11 $43,500.00
Mini Panelvan in QLD Mini Panelvan in QLD 12 $500.00
Wanted 1950s Austin Champ Owners Club Members in ACT Wanted 1950s Austin Champ Owners Club Members in ACT 12 $62.00
Chevrolet EL Camino UTE 1972 in VIC Chevrolet EL Camino UTE 1972 in VIC 12 $25,000.00
92 Model VP SS Commodore in VIC 92 Model VP SS Commodore in VIC 7 $6,999.00
EH Holden in QLD EH Holden in QLD 11 $15,000.00
Ford Mustang 1967 Coupe in NSW Ford Mustang 1967 Coupe in NSW 12 $38,000.00
1979 Ford Lincoln Town CAR in QLD 1979 Ford Lincoln Town CAR in QLD 7 $32,500.00
1977 Ford Ranchero Brougham Automatic V8 Utility in QLD 1977 Ford Ranchero Brougham Automatic V8 Utility in QLD 12 $14,999.00
1976 Holden Kingswood UTE in VIC 1976 Holden Kingswood UTE in VIC 4 $471.66
XB GT Falcon in VIC XB GT Falcon in VIC 4 $15,099.99
Holden Torana SLR 5000 Replica in NSW Holden Torana SLR 5000 Replica in NSW 6 $45,000.00
Leyland Mini 1978 Project CAR in QLD Leyland Mini 1978 Project CAR in QLD 12 $4,000.00
Ford Escort VAN in QLD Ford Escort VAN in QLD 12 $8,000.00
6Month Rego 150K KM Mazda 121 1994 0452661616 in NSW 6Month Rego 150K KM Mazda 121 1994 0452661616 in NSW 7 $1,500.00
Torana Hatchback in QLD Torana Hatchback in QLD 11 $20,000.00
WB GTS Holden UTE in QLD WB GTS Holden UTE in QLD 8 $14,500.00
1969 Rover P5B Classic Coupe in VIC 1969 Rover P5B Classic Coupe in VIC 12 $11,000.00
EH Holden in TAS EH Holden in TAS 7 $28,000.00
1965 VW Kombi Ambulance RHD in QLD 1965 VW Kombi Ambulance RHD in QLD 10 $55,000.00
VW 1961 Kombi Microbus in SA VW 1961 Kombi Microbus in SA 12 $145,000.00
Chevrolet EL Camino Batwing 1959 in VIC Chevrolet EL Camino Batwing 1959 in VIC 8 $54,999.00
Ford Mustang 1969 Convertible in SA Ford Mustang 1969 Convertible in SA 12 $79,000.00
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in QLD 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in QLD 11 $30,000.00
1928 Ford Roadster Hotrod 1928 Ford Roadster Hotrod 12 $60,000.00
1955 Ford F100 UTE in NSW 1955 Ford F100 UTE in NSW 10 $65,000.00
Volkswagen Beetle 1964 in NSW Volkswagen Beetle 1964 in NSW 6 $6,000.00
Drag CAR Dragster 4 Link in VIC Drag CAR Dragster 4 Link in VIC 5 $20,500.00
Barn Find XP Ford Falcon Sedan Deluxe in WA Barn Find XP Ford Falcon Sedan Deluxe in WA 12 $3,000.00
Ford XE Fairmont Ghia 1982 Ford XE Fairmont Ghia 1982 12 $21,000.00
Holden Kingswood V8 Holden Kingswood V8 7 $13,000.00
Regal SE Chrysler Valiant V8 318 360 340 Hemi 265 Charger Pacer VH VJ VK CL CM Regal SE Chrysler Valiant V8 318 360 340 Hemi 265 Charger Pacer VH VJ VK CL CM 9 $9,200.00
1980 Ford Escort 2 0L GL in VIC 1980 Ford Escort 2 0L GL in VIC 12 $10,500.00
Holden EH UTE Rolling Shell Barn Find GMH EH Nasco in NSW Holden EH UTE Rolling Shell Barn Find GMH EH Nasco in NSW 12 $1,299.00
EJ Holden in NSW EJ Holden in NSW 12 $5,000.00
Ford F100 UTE 1978 Ford F100 UTE 1978 11 $8,500.00
Wanted Right Hand Door Ford Jail BAR Wanted Right Hand Door Ford Jail BAR 2 $1,000.00
1976 Triumph Dolomite Sprint NOT Alfa Fiat Ford Holden in NSW 1976 Triumph Dolomite Sprint NOT Alfa Fiat Ford Holden in NSW 9 $9,000.00
1955 Chevrolet 4 Door Roof Lining 1955 Chevrolet 4 Door Roof Lining 2 $75.00
1995 Ford Laser Lynx 1 8L Dohc 5 Speed Manual in NSW 1995 Ford Laser Lynx 1 8L Dohc 5 Speed Manual in NSW 12 $2,700.00
Audi A4 2 6 1997 4D Sedan Automatic 2 6L Multi Point F INJ Seats Audi A4 2 6 1997 4D Sedan Automatic 2 6L Multi Point F INJ Seats 5 $405.00
Holden Barina SRI 2002 3D Hatchback Manual 1 8L Multi Point F INJ 5 Seats Holden Barina SRI 2002 3D Hatchback Manual 1 8L Multi Point F INJ 5 Seats 4 $1,200.00
Drag CAR Funny CAR Body Collectible MAN Cave Drag CAR Funny CAR Body Collectible MAN Cave 12 $4,500.00
Mazda Tribute V6 NO Reserve 4WD SUV Mazda Tribute V6 NO Reserve 4WD SUV 8 $300.00
Ford Cortina GL 1980 4D Sedan Manual 2L Carb in VIC Ford Cortina GL 1980 4D Sedan Manual 2L Carb in VIC 7 $1,999.00
1968 Dodge Coronet 1968 Dodge Coronet 4 $55,000.00
1964 Cadillac Convertible Project CAR RAT ROD Classic 1964 Cadillac Convertible Project CAR RAT ROD Classic 6 $5,000.00
Morris Mini 1969 2D Sedan Manual 1275 CC Carb Seats Morris Mini 1969 2D Sedan Manual 1275 CC Carb Seats 12 $3,101.00
Holden HG UTE Coupe V8 308 GTS Holden HG UTE Coupe V8 308 GTS 12 $9,000.00
1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer 1934 PA MG 4 Seater Tourer 12 $47,500.00
Alvis TE21 DHC 1965 Exceptional Classic CAR in Katoomba, NSW Alvis TE21 DHC 1965 Exceptional Classic CAR in Katoomba, NSW 12 $158,000.00
Alvis TE21 DHC 1965 Exceptional Classic CAR in Katoomba, NSW Alvis TE21 DHC 1965 Exceptional Classic CAR in Katoomba, NSW 7 $158,000.00