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1937 Alvis Speed 25 Touring
Sale price: $42,337.00 make an offer
peter walker (from Laguna Beach California) offered $40,000 usd
ben (from st. louis mo) offered usd
Car location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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1937 Alvis Speed 25 offered with a reserve
This very nice Speed 25 is a spritely performer that is in excellent running and driving condition. In the collection of a BP executive for many years. the car was brought stateside by the current owner about 7 years ago. General mechanical maintenance has been performed as needed to keep the car in great running condition including a recent head gasket and carburator service. The car appears to be a Charlesworth Saloon that has been tastefully modified into a tourer in the style of Van Den Plas. although research is still underway to determine if Charlesworth did in fact make any touring bodies on the Speed 25 Chassis. Certainly any modifications were performed a long time ago. as the car exhibits a good amount of patina. that one could easily attribute to original finishes. In any event this is a very exciting car to drive and the proportions of the Body and Hood are quite striking.
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The Alvis Speed 25 was a British touring car made between 1936 and 1940 by Alvis Ltd in Coventry. Widely considered one of the finest cars produced in the 1930s it replaced the Alvis Speed 20. The earlier car's six-cylinder. four main bearing engine was replaced in the Speed 25 with a similarly designed larger six-cylinder in-line unit with seven main bearings for which an output of 110 PS at 3. 00 rpm was claimed (and proven) along with a top speed of almost 160 km/h (100 mph). It propelled the occupants at high speed in exceptional luxury accompanied by the attractive sound of a powerful deep and throaty exhaust. The clutch. flywheel and crankshaft were balanced together. which minimised vibration. The cylinder head was of cast iron but the pistons were of aluminium. Two electric petrol pumps fed the three SU carburettors. which were protected by a substantial air filter. Alvis never supplied any of the bodies for the Speed 25; the cars were supplied in chassis form and firms such as Cross & Ellis (standard tourer) Charlesworth (standard saloon and Drop Head Coupé) as well as Vanden Plas. Lancefield Offord and others would fit suitably elegant open touring or saloon car bodies. The car was built on a heavy steel chassis with a substantial cross brace. With its sporty low slung aspect. all-synchro gearbox. independent front suspension and servo-assisted brakes. this was a fast. reliable and beautifully made car. although at almost £1000 it was not cheap. The survival rate for what was after all a hand-built car is surprisingly good. Later models featured increased chassis boxing. and to reduce the car's weight Alvis cut numerous holes in the chassis box sections. which was also a solution tried less successfully earlier in the decade by Mercedes-Benz when confronting the same challenge with their enormously heavy Mercedes-Benz SSKL. Our Ebay Policies:
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Cindy Wood, dated 11 september 2016
I inherited a 1937 Alvis open air car. Still has British license plate plus registered inAZ. would like to sell it or possibly have it restored.
from Michael Woodhouse, dated 28 july 2016
Dear Sirs, I owned this car for many years in the uk and can advise that the body modifications were carried out in the late 50's by a company Gault in Glasgow who were Alvis dealers: Is the car still for sale
from Robert Gabb, dated 22 june 2015
I have made an offer higher than the listed price. Is the listed price above the reserve? What else can I do to acquire this car? I look forward to your response.
from Robert Gabb, dated 20 june 2015
Hi from Australia,
I'm very interested in your advertised 1937 Alvis Speed 25 tourer. Is this car still for sale as I am a serious buyer and will gladly pay the asking price.> I look forward to your response.
from baert lieven, dated 22 february 2015
is this Alvis speed 25 tourer still available?
LIEVEN BAERT/ BELGIUM
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