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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 the United Kingdom:

1934 Alvis Speed 20 SC Drop Head Coupe 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SC Drop Head Coupe 12 £99,950.00
1966 ALVIS TF21 1966 ALVIS TF21 11 £42,995.00
1955 Alvis Grey Lady TC21/100 1955 Alvis Grey Lady TC21/100 11 £19,500.00
1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon -Total Bare Shell Rebuild - Stunning! 1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon -Total Bare Shell Rebuild - Stunning! 12 £74,995.00
Chevrolet Two Door 1947 Chevrolet Two Door 1947 10 £3,600.00
LAND ROVER V8 TRIALER OFF ROAD AIR LOCKING DIFF FIDDLE BRAKES LAND ROVER V8 TRIALER OFF ROAD AIR LOCKING DIFF FIDDLE BRAKES 12 £5,250.00
1953 GMC/Chevy Pickup Rat 1953 GMC/Chevy Pickup Rat 10 £10,750.00
CLASSIC RANGE ROVER CLASSIC RANGE ROVER 5 £7,000.00
VW T25 PICK UP,TRANSPORTER,VAN VW T25 PICK UP,TRANSPORTER,VAN 8 £3,650.00
mercedes 190e 2.6 sportline mercedes 190e 2.6 sportline 7 £3,750.00
1986 Range Rover 1986 Range Rover 12 £11,995.00
1990 VAUXHALL ASTRA GTE 2.0 16V, BLACK, FULL SERVICE HISTORY, 4 OWNERS 1990 VAUXHALL ASTRA GTE 2.0 16V, BLACK, FULL SERVICE HISTORY, 4 OWNERS 10 £4,495.00
1988 Mercedes-Benz 200 TE Estate 1988 Mercedes-Benz 200 TE Estate 5 £3,990.00
Jaguar XJS 4.0 Auto Coupe 1991 ** Full MOT ** ** Service History ** Jaguar XJS 4.0 Auto Coupe 1991 ** Full MOT ** ** Service History ** 10 £3,750.00
G807 NHR Asquith Replica 1924 Austin truck G807 NHR Asquith Replica 1924 Austin truck 5 £10,000.00
Rover Mini Cooper 1.3Mpi Classic Nightfire Red low mileage since engine re-build Rover Mini Cooper 1.3Mpi Classic Nightfire Red low mileage since engine re-build 10 £5,250.00
1990 CITROEN 2 CV6 SPECIAL GALVANISED CHASSIS MOT JUNE 2017 HISTORY 1990 CITROEN 2 CV6 SPECIAL GALVANISED CHASSIS MOT JUNE 2017 HISTORY 8 £3,750.00
1977 Rover Rover suffix D for restoration . lots of period extras 1977 Rover Rover suffix D for restoration . lots of period extras 12 £4,995.00
1984 Classic Austin Mini Van 95L Canary Yellow 1984 Classic Austin Mini Van 95L Canary Yellow 9 £6,400.00
Alvis TD21 (selling two cars) Alvis TD21 (selling two cars) 11 £7,456.00
Alvis TA14 ( Good usable classic ) Alvis TA14 ( Good usable classic ) 12 £7,795.00
Avis TA14 ( A classic you can use ) Avis TA14 ( A classic you can use ) 12 £6,400.00
1966 ALVIS TF21 1966 ALVIS TF21 11 £42,995.00
1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon -Total Bare Shell Rebuild - Stunning! 1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon -Total Bare Shell Rebuild - Stunning! 12 £74,995.00
1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted! 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted! 12 £19,995.00
Alvis Duncan Alvis Duncan 12 £34,995.00
1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon - Stunning, rare, iconic car! 1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Mayfair Saloon - Stunning, rare, iconic car! 12 £74,995.00
1963 ALVIS TD21 DROPHEAD COUPE 1963 ALVIS TD21 DROPHEAD COUPE 12 £79,995.00
1935 Alvis Silver Eagle 2 door coupé 1935 Alvis Silver Eagle 2 door coupé 12 £59,000.00
1948 Alvis TA14 Tickford Drophead 1948 Alvis TA14 Tickford Drophead 6 £28,450.00
1966 ALVIS TF21 1966 ALVIS TF21 11 £42,995.00
1955 ALVIS TC21/100 'GREY LADY' DHC 1955 ALVIS TC21/100 'GREY LADY' DHC 12 £29,995.00
1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon 1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon 6 £6,000.00
1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible 1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible 4 £6,000.00
1955 Ford Zephyr 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 £9,000.00
1968 Jensen Interceptor Series I 1968 Jensen Interceptor Series I 9 £45,000.00
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 Universal 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 Universal 6 £13,500.00
1993 Mini Italian Job Edition 1993 Mini Italian Job Edition 6 £8,000.00
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk.I 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk.I 9 £48,000.00
1983 TVR Tasmin V8 Convertible 1983 TVR Tasmin V8 Convertible 2 £13,500.00
1962 Rolls-Royce II Drophead Coupé Adaptation by H.J Mulliner 1962 Rolls-Royce II Drophead Coupé Adaptation by H.J Mulliner 9 £355,000.00
1994 Aston Martin DB7 – 3,300 Miles From New 1994 Aston Martin DB7 – 3,300 Miles From New 6 £50,000.00
1998 Land Rover Defender Wolf XD90 (HD) 1998 Land Rover Defender Wolf XD90 (HD) 7 £21,000.00
1971 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 5 £10,500.00
1973 Triumph TR6 1973 Triumph TR6 6 £21,500.00
1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Special Touring Saloon by Park Ward 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Special Touring Saloon by Park Ward 8 £31,000.00
1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 5 £27,500.00
1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I 7 £15,000.00
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I 9 £51,000.00
1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster 9 £10,000.00
1968 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior round tail spider 1968 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior round tail spider 9 £30,250.00
1966 Jaguar S-Type Saloon (3.8 litre) 1966 Jaguar S-Type Saloon (3.8 litre) 7 £8,000.00
1954 Volkswagen Beetle (Oval Rear Window) 1954 Volkswagen Beetle (Oval Rear Window) 5 £16,000.00
1968 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (2.4 litre) 1968 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (2.4 litre) 6 £9,000.00
1972 Ford Galaxie 1972 Ford Galaxie 7 £14,000.00
1965 Ford Mustang Notchback 1965 Ford Mustang Notchback 5 £16,000.00
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 4 £22,500.00
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Roadster 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Roadster 9 £13,000.00
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 9 £29,000.00
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo Anniversary Edition No.25 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo Anniversary Edition No.25 9 £19,000.00
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE 5 £11,500.00
1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Flatnose (Turbo-body) 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Flatnose (Turbo-body) 9 £105,000.00
1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur with Division 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur with Division 5 £18,000.00
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5 £9,000.00
1956 Vauxhall Cresta E-Series 1956 Vauxhall Cresta E-Series 5 £11,000.00
1996 Sebring MX 1996 Sebring MX 9 £17,500.00
1986 Porsche 911/930 Turbo Flatnose 1986 Porsche 911/930 Turbo Flatnose 9 £127,500.00
1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI Fixedhead Coupé to Lightweight Spec 9 £85,000.00
1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 4 £9,000.00
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 3 £9,000.00
1979 Volkswagen Campervan Westfalia 1979 Volkswagen Campervan Westfalia 3 £13,000.00
1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution 9 £5,000.00
1978 Volkswagen Campervan T2 1978 Volkswagen Campervan T2 3 £11,000.00
1968 Ford Mustang Notchback 1968 Ford Mustang Notchback 9 £13,500.00
1993 Jaguar C-Type by Realm 1993 Jaguar C-Type by Realm 9 £32,500.00
1993 Maserati Ghibli 1993 Maserati Ghibli 6 £8,000.00
2010 Ferrari California 2+2 2010 Ferrari California 2+2 5 £97,500.00
2007 Ferrari F430 Spider 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider 6 £85,000.00
2000 Ferrari 360 Coupé 2000 Ferrari 360 Coupé 5 £60,000.00
1985 BMW M635CSi 1985 BMW M635CSi 6 £18,000.00
1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato 1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato 6 £15,000.00
1983 Range Rover Classic (Four Door) 1983 Range Rover Classic (Four Door) 7 £10,000.00
1991 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Targa 1991 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Targa 7 £24,500.00
1974 Ford Granada Mk. I GXL (3 Litre) 1974 Ford Granada Mk. I GXL (3 Litre) 7 £10,000.00
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (289ci) 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (289ci) 8 £25,000.00
1930 Ford Model A Tudor (two-door) Sedan 1930 Ford Model A Tudor (two-door) Sedan 9 £15,500.00
1938 MG TA Police Car 1938 MG TA Police Car 6 £26,000.00
1981 Mini Clubman Estate 1981 Mini Clubman Estate 4 £8,000.00
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé 9 £69,000.00
1958 MG A Roadster 1958 MG A Roadster 6 £19,000.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray 8 £31,000.00
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 6 #44 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo I Martini 6 #44 7 £54,000.00
1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Sedanca de Ville by Park Ward 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Sedanca de Ville by Park Ward 8 £25,500.00
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 5 £32,000.00
1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixedhead Coupé 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixedhead Coupé 8 £17,500.00
1969 Lotus Elan S4 Drop Head Coupé 1969 Lotus Elan S4 Drop Head Coupé 7 £3,500.00
2004 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Roadster 2004 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Roadster 8 £8,000.00
1993 Mercedes-Benz 320 E LoTec Turbo 1993 Mercedes-Benz 320 E LoTec Turbo 9 £10,999.00
1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S Fintail 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S Fintail 9 £17,500.00
1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante 1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante 9 £28,000.00