1931 Alvis 12/50 TJ Atlantic Saloon – Coachwork by Carbodies


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1931 Alvis 12/50 TJ Atlantic Saloon – Coachwork by Carbodies


A delightful example of the much-loved 12/50, this motor car is one of the final ‘TJ’ Series models. Chassis number 9074, it left the Works to be bodied with ‘Atlantic’ Saloon coachwork by Carbodies, on 29th October 1931, bound for Agents Swallow & Milburn, of Newcastle Upon Tyne.


It is known that the car was fitted with twin carburettors by the Works early the following year and subsequently used as a demonstrator.

The comprehensive history is too extensive to list here, but, suffice to say it is most fascinating and follows the life of the car from its earliest days, through to the post war period, showing an engine overhaul in 1954, then progressing through the years to a major restoration carried out between 1983 – 92, with numerous photographs showing the work being undertaken.

The car is finished in Sand and Black, close to the original livery, with the red leather interior having been renewed and today it is presented in exceptional condition, the quality of the restoration being clearly evident more than 25 years after completion.

The car is featured in the hallowed tome - ‘The Vintage Alvis’ by Peter Hull and Norman Johnson (pages 331 – 338)  The original 12/50 Instruction Manual is also provided in the file, which contains one of the most detailed histories we have seen for some time, including the original Factory Build record.


Delightful period features include the charming pillar-mounted front flashing indicators.

In all, a very fine and usable thoroughbred sporting saloon with an impeccable pedigree, which will certainly delight its next custodian.

For initial enquiries or to arrange a convenient time for a personal video walk round of this car,  please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.  Despite these difficult times, we are still busy with enquiries from both owners and buyers.  It’s right to plan for tomorrow and we are always happy to discuss your needs.

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