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1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth

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Date: 2018-05-18
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Car location: Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: 4.3 Litre
Year: 1937
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 4
Color: Green
Mileage: 65000
Seats: 4
Engine: 4300
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth for sale

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  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth
  • 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre Sports Saloon by Charlesworth

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This is the ultimate Alvis. perhaps one of the Ultimate Pre-war cars full stop. It is a 1937 Alvis 4. 3 Litre Sports saloon by Charlesworth finished in Green with its beautiful original interior. The car is exaclty how you would like to find it. mechanically sorted but beautifully patinated.

'In the scheme of things there are cars. good cars and super cars. When a machine can be put into the last of these three categories and yet is not by any means in the highest-price class. considerable praise is due to the makers. The model in question is the latest Alvis 4. 3-litre sports tourer. ' The Autocar. August 1938.

Pre-war development of the six-cylinder Alvis culminated in the announcement of the 4. 3-Litre model in August 1936. The 4. 3-Litre was based on the 3. 5-litre Speed Twenty Five introduced the previous year. and was powered by an enlarged version of Alvis' new seven-bearing. overhead-valve engine producing 137bhp on triple carburettors. The cruciform-braced chassis featured the kind of advanced thinking long associated with the marque: independent front suspension and a four-speed. all-synchromesh gearbox. introduced on the preceding Speed Twenty. were retained with the additional refinements of driver-controlled Luvax hydraulic dampers and servo-assisted brakes. Claimed to be the fastest un-supercharged saloon on the UK market. the Alvis 4. 3-Litre was certainly one of the few pre-war saloons capable of a genuine 100mph. Sturdily built and endowed with a generous wheelbase. the Alvis six attracted some of the finest examples of the pre-war coachbuilders' art. though the 4. 3-Litre's chassis-only price of £750 meant that ownership was necessarily confined to wealthy connoisseurs. A complete 4. 3-Litre cost around £1. 00. outstanding value for money given its specification and performance. comfortably undercutting rivals such as the V12 Lagonda and 4¼-Litre Bentley. Despite this price advantage. only 198 cars had been delivered when the outbreak of World War 2 stopped production.

A large powerful car. this 4. 3-Litre. chassis number '18621'. carries very elegant. close-coupled. sports saloon coachwork by Alvis's Coventry neighbours Charlesworth. believed manufactured by Holbrook. '18621' is known to have spent time in the USA and is fortunate to have been preserved in remarkably original condition. Its previous history is unknown and would make a fascinating research project for the fortunate next owner.

Acquired by the previous owner in June 2013. the car is finished in Lincoln Green with darker green interior upholstery. the latter original and charmingly patinated. Basic re-commissioning was carried out just prior to purchase in 2013. More recently the car has benefited from the attentions of renowned marque specialists Red Triangle of Kenilworth. Warwickshire at a cost of some £12. 00. The Alvis has now been thoroughly re-commissioned and upgraded where appropriate. Offered with sundry invoices and a V5C registration document. 'DUL 601' represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the finest of British 'Post-Vintage Thoroughbreds'. expertly re-commissioned mechanically and ready for further cosmetic improvement should the fortunate next owner so desire.

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from stewart, dated 14 july 2019
Is the Alvis still for sale

from nigel cousens, dated 25 september 2016
is 4.3 alvis still for sale pls text one way or other 07595221310 as i am unsure if this site is current

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