1933 Alvis Speed 20 Drophead Coupe by Vanden Plas
A truly fine example of the SA Series Speed 20, this motor car has 3 position drophead coupe coachwork by Vanden Plas.
Ordered on 12th April 1933 from Alvis agent Charles Follett of Mayfair. Recorded by Follett as model SA 19.82, chassis number 10172 and engine number 10621, the car was first registered on 2nd June 1933. In the Alvis Bulletin of April 1989 there is an article by Keith Taylor who acquired the car some two years previously, in need of restoration. Mr. Taylor mentions that the car had been unused since 1953 and was in a very original condition, in keeping with its low recorded mileage.
There is a photographic record of the restoration carried out by Mr. Taylor's firm – Tectus Engineering of Selby. The restoration was from the chassis up, but with the emphasis on originality. A substantial file of paperwork accompanies the car.
The car was to pass through the hands of two subsequent owners before being purchased by the current custodian in April 2006. During 2000, the car was taken to America and driven on the Millennium Tour and over the past 20 years records have been kept of all maintenance etc to date.
The car has proved entirely trouble-free in the present ownership and has recently had the Alvis Owners Club recommended modification to the Marles-Weller steering box.
A most elegant and highly useable motor car, able to hold its own in modern traffic conditions and is capable of cruising comfortably at 60/65 mph. This Alvis is presented in first class condition and is sure to appeal to a connoisseur of the marque.
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 by prior appointment please.
Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.