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

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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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Comments and questions to the seller:

from John Clark, dated 01 december 2018
Is this car still for sale? If so location please

from John scott, dated 06 june 2018
Is this car still for sale, and , if so, where in the U.K. is it located? How is the car in modern traffic? Any additonal photos that you can send? Many thanks, John

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