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1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies

Sale price: £20,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
Year: 1948
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies for sale

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1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies Photo
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies
  • 1948 Alvis TA14 Three Position Drophead Coupé by Carbodies

For sale by auction on Saturday 28 November 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
Following the end of World War II. Alvis quickly re-emerged with
a revised range of passenger cars. They had been kept busy building
military vehicles during the war so were able to revert to
peacetime products quite quickly. As with most other manufacturers. br/>there was no time or money to develop new lines. therefore the new
TA14 was really a freshened-up pre-war version of the 12/70 which
had been introduced in 1938. the most obvious difference being the
adoption of steel disc wheels in place of wires. Alvis had always
sold well-built cars with sporting pretensions. The TA14 offered
little in terms of real performance but did come well equipped and
beautifully finished. The TA14 used an 1892cc. four cylinder engine
and rigid axles at the front and rear. Although most TA14's were
'Sports Saloons' a few carried drophead coupé coachwork. some being
built by Tickford. The TA14 remained in production until 1950.

This is a magnificent old British motorcar with a commanding
presence and. in its day. would have been on a par with a
Rolls-Royce or Bentley. This Alvis is an original Carbodies
three position drophead coupé with all numbers matching and is
finished in gloss black with black hood and original biscuit
leather seats. It was off the road for 20 years from 1982-2002 and
was then restored from the ground up including new wood flooring
throughout the car and boot. plus a complete re-spray. The engine
was stripped. inspected and new piston rings were manufactured to
fit and the engine was rebuilt and now runs on unleaded petrol. New
worm steering components were fitted and the steering wheel
re-coated plus much of the chrome work re-chromed. It had a new
stainless steel flexible exhaust fitted plus new headlights and
front grill. Much care and attention has been spent on
re-commissioning the car following the restoration which was
completed in 2003/4. It was then used as a weekend car. for
friends' weddings and school proms. The car has had only a handful
of owners in its long life and has travelled just 66. 00 miles from
new. with a mere 6. 00 miles completed since the
restoration.

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