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1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!

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Last update: 01.09.2016

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Manufacturer: Alvis
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 4
Color: Blue/Grey
Engine: 1,842
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted! for sale

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  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!
  • 1938 Alvis 12/70 Mulliner Saloon - Very rare car - fully sorted!

1938 Alvis 12/70 Sports Saloon by Mulliners
This fully-sorted. matching numbers example has been owned by a Classic Car Museum Proprietor and used only occasionally for Vintage Car Club Events. It has always been maintained to the highest order and there is evidence of around £14. 00 expenditure. including a complete engine rebuild by Earley Engineering the top Alvis Specialist. this alone cost nearly £8. 00!
Other works included:-
King pins & bushes. Rear springs. Steering rack. Carburettor. Shock absorbers. Stainless steel exhaust. New clutch. New wiring loom. Front & rear engine mounts. 2-tone paint job. Headlamp restoration. Re-chrome radiator & new badge & eagle mascot. Re-chrome bumpers. Re-upholstered front bucket seats in leather.
Understandably it drives great. a good testament to the factory that built it and the previous careful ownership.
The bodywork has benefited from a recent professional restoration and looks stunning. The leather front seats are newly re-trimmed. the rest of the interior is nicely patinated with that delicious pre-war aroma. The doors close with a reassuring clunk/click so reminiscent of hand built coachwork.  
This very attractive. driver-friendly car. truly embodies the essence of 1930's era British motoring for a very modest outlay and could even be used as practical daily transport.
Comes with a stack of old bills. previous MOT's. Old tax discs. Copy factory build sheet. Old green logbook. Original Alvis Owner's manual. Valuable cherished plate 1567 FS. Car jack & starting handle. 2 x framed pre-war Alvis 12/70 adverts from the Museum display stand. Valuable 2 digit registration.
For more information on this lovely old motorcar call or text John on 07909 231414.
Marque History
The Alvis 12/70 was announced by Alvis cars 22 September 1937. It was a four-cylinder sports saloon or 4-seater drophead coupé. related to the pricier six-cylinder Alvis Silver Crest.
Alvis manufactured the four-cylinder 1. 42 cc pushrod overhead valve engine which was similar to the engine of the Alvis Firebird but was. in fact. a new design. Its 63 hp (47 kW) was enough to propel the car to a top speed of about 80 mph (130 km/h). Alvis also designed and made the four-speed gearbox which had synchromesh on the top three speeds.
The standard catalogued 4-door 4-seater saloon or 2-door 4-seater drophead coupé bodywork was made for Alvis by Mulliners of Birmingham.
A total of 741 cars were manufactured until 1940. with 121 still surviving. In 1945 the 12/70 was replaced by the modernized Alvis TA 14. but much of the 12/70 lived on in this post war model.

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