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1938 ALVIS 12/70 COMPETITION CAR
£160,000.00 GBP
INFORMATION ON THIS MODEL
INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE
INFORMATION ON ALVIS
MAKE:
ALVIS
MODEL:
12/70 COMPETITION SPORTS
BODY TYPE:
OPEN 2 SEATER
REGISTRATION NUMBER:
DGD520
DATE OF REGISTRATION:
15/MAY/1940
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE:
1938
COLOUR:
UNPAINTED ALUMINIUM
INTERIOR:
BLACK
ENGINE / CC:
6 CYL OHV TRIPLE SU CARBS / 2762 CC
TRANSMISSION:
4 SPEED MANUAL
MILEAGE:
6,204 MILES (FROM BUILD)
CHASSIS NUMBER:
15882
ENGINE NUMBER:
14695
STEERING:
R.H.D.
M.O.T.:
EXEMPT
   
PRICE:
£160,000.00 GBP
ALVIS 12/70 COMPETITION SPORTS - OPEN 2 SEATER

Alvis Silver Crest 6 cylinder OHV 2762 cc engine.

A very competitive Alvis within the Vintage Sports Car Club, taking 1st at Mallory Park and 2nd at Silverstone during its first competitive season in 2007.
A member of the winning Alvis team in the 24 Hour Sports Car Relay Race at Donnington Park in 2008.
In 2009 the car won the Ruth Hulbert Memorial Trophy for Alvis racing drivers - the top Alvis award with a record number of championship points.

In 2010 at the Vintage and Sports Car Club - Prescott meeting the scrutineers awarded the car their annual Silver Con Rod Trophy for the best presented competition car within the VSCC.

This is a delightful touring car and / or a very competitive vintage racing car.

Included in the sale is the late Robin Everall’s complete history of the car and its build. A comprehensive spares package, including ; wheels / tyres, diffs, suspension etc..
Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd was a British manufacturing company in Coventry, England. From 1919-1967 in addition to automobiles designed for the civilian market, the company also produced racing cars, aircraft engines, armoured cars and other armoured fighting vehicles.

After becoming a subsidiary of Rover in 1965, car manufacturing was ended but armoured vehicle manufacture continued. Alvis became part of British Leyland and then in 1982 was sold to United Scientific Holdings which renamed itself to Alvis plc
The Alvis 12/70 was introduced by Alvis cars in 1937. It was a four-cylinder car related to the pricier six-cylinder Alvis Silver Crest.

Alvis designed and manufactured the four-cylinder 1,842 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.

Many of the other components were outsourced to other suppliers in a bid to cut costs. The most common (saloon or drophead coupé) bodywork was by Mulliner of Birmingham.

A total of 741 cars was 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.