TE21

Mike Meakin writes Mike Meakin writes “My car was one of four TE21s displayed at the 1963 Motor Show. I have no details of the other three cars, but my car is “Alvis Light grey” (something of a shade of white),chassis and engine number 27019. I believe it was the first TE 21 to be bought, actually AT the Motor Show, by Ethel Goodman. It was registered to her on 27th November 1963 and inherited by her niece, Jean Metcalfe in 1966 from whom I bought the car in 1988. The car remains in original, unrestored condition, having run 32,700 miles”

1963 Earls Court Motor Show
1963 Earls Court Motor Show
From the TE brochure, the Mulliner Park Ward saloon
TE21 publicity photograph - Ernest Shenton Collection
TE21 publicity photograph – Ernest Shenton Collection

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27240 TE21 saloon from the 1965 brochure
27240 TE21 saloon from the 1965 brochure
27242 1965 TE21 Mulliner Park Ward drophead coupe - photo and owner Mark Seligman
27242 1965 TE21 Mulliner Park Ward drophead coupe – photo and owner Mark Seligman
27246 – The final styling version of the rear of a 1965 Graber Alvis – AAT (JF) photo
1965 Alvis Super GraberSince November 2014 this original unspoilt example has been on display at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon together with fifteen other classics from the James Hull Collection.
27326 1965 TE21 saloon 1 ALV owned by BAe and stored at CTM. A former Works car with a TF dashboard.
27326 1965 TE21 saloon 1 ALV owned by BAe and stored at CTM. A former Works car with a TF dashboard.
Coen van der Weiden relaxes by his TE21 convertible in 2012
Coen van der Weiden relaxes by his TE21 convertible in 2013 at Killerton Gardens IAD

Coen sent in this item from the web which is intriguing. Graber had been using twin headlights using Marchal units in 1962 at the same time as Bentley were designing their new small Bentley with twin stacked lights which went horizontal in later versions and eventually on the Silver Shadow.

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