1933 Alvis Speed 20 SA Vanden Plas Sports Tourer
The Alvis Speed 20 was introduced towards the end of 1931 and featured an entirely new chassis of the ‘double drop’ type. The engine was a much modified version of the type used in the preceding Silver Eagle models.
Power output was quoted at 87 bhp and a variety of coachwork styles were available.
Presented for sale here is an example of the much sought-after Vanden Plas Sports Tourer, although the car in fact was originally a Vanden Plas saloon, first registered to a titled owner on 20th July 1933. It was involved in an accident in 1937 and returned to Vanden Plas where a new Sports Tourer body was fitted.
The car was to pass through the hands of several owners before being acquired by a gentleman in Dublin, who dismantled the car in 1971 in order to rebuild it. However, unfortunately he was unable to complete this as he became ill and passed away. The current owner purchased the car in a dismantled state from his widow in 2003 and set about a comprehensive restoration which was completed in 2006 and the car returned to the road.
The engine was rebuilt by Milford Engineering and uprated to produce 100 bhp, giving the car a worthwhile boost in performance.
During the past few years the Alvis has proved itself to be an excellent powerful touring car and has enjoyed trips to France and participated in a variety of events.
A well sorted Post Vintage Thoroughbred perfect for a discerning new owner.
It is ideally to suited to long distance motoring and is offered with a substantial amount of paperwork and bills.
For more information please call me on 07710-364945 or 01420-474919.
We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton.
Viewing strictly by prior appointment please.
Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.