Fifty Years of the TF21 – 1966-2016

On this day fifty years ago the first three Works TF21s were registered FVC 895D FVC 896D and FVC 897D in readiness for the announcement at the Geneva Salon of the Three Litre Series Four. In August 1966 GVC 473D was registered, in September GVC 861D was Mr Boxall’s car, GKV 832D in November, JDU 961E in January 1967, JHP 903E in February for Mr Howell; March 1967 saw JRW 445E, JRW 446E for Mr Russell and JRW 594E. 12% were registered by the Works. Six of the 106 produced went to Graber.129

DO YOU OWN OR HAVE YOU OWNED A TF21? IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP US UPDATE THE TF REGISTER PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE OF THE REGISTRATION NUMBER AND/OR CHASSIS NUMBER IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW. THANK YOU.

Author: alvisarchive

Established in 2002 by the Alvis Owner Club

17 thoughts on “Fifty Years of the TF21 – 1966-2016”

  1. Gentlemen, I have TF2, engine & chassis 27412. Original date of sale 26/6/1967. I purchased the car in Melbourne from Dr. John Forbes-Proctor on 12 November 2003. I don’t know the car’s history.

    She is presently laid up, awaiting restoration. The chassis is badly rusted and will need to be replaced.

    Regards,
    Richard Tonkin,
    Melbourne,
    Australia.

  2. Gentlemen

    I am the current owner of TF21 registration number PLN 31E, car, chassis and engine number 27396, completed 9 June 1966 and first registered 13 March 1967. It’s entire history is known, other than for the period between completion and registration, and has been filed with the AOC. Please let me known if you would like a copy.

    Regards

    Philip Singer
    West Sussex.

    1. Happily now mine..striptease and rebuilt with new wings etc by Barry ward some years back.has been to Sardinia and back via British classic car weekend in st moritz…going well,gearbox is a bit lazy,but just a great car.

  3. Don’t forget the TF21 I inherited with Austin 3 litre headlights fitted by Roland Simonds (detail in the Graber archive).

  4. Hi I own Alvis TF-21 27427 1966 since 1985. The British reg.number was NPF915D, The Swedish Regnumber MZO 856. The car will be MOT this year. Yours truly Ronny Henrysson Sweden.

  5. Hi I own The TF-21 27427 from 1966 bodynumber 9302, Iám the 3 th owner, I bought it from Phillip Bennet in 1985. The British reg.number was NPF915D, the Swedish is MZO 856. The car is now runing and hopefully it will be MOT this spring.

  6. Robin Johnston
    TF21 27411. Registered 3.6.66. The “Fisherman’s Coupe”. Owner had a new Radford modifications, by E Farr. New register KLE 422 D. Registered by 1977 LPO 1, then changed as 1986 as PBY 75 D.
    Owners-
    Farr 1966
    Davies 1969
    Forbes-Proctor1986
    Shepherd1991
    Clark 2001
    Johnston 2003 – 2016

  7. I owned and did a first restoration on FVC 895D we wrote it up in Classic Car with photos etc Adrian Rogers A@drrogers.co.uk Drop head manual– fantastic car except for tendency to rust!!

  8. GEY385E was owned by me in France bought from the estate of a Mr Good of Bicester who had it on a private plate and who had found it in the flooded cellar of a nursing home. Resold by me in 2009 (to fund acquisition of 12/50 ) after changing the B/W box for a modern ZF auto box but with links created to original B/W controls under the dash – the only modification I’ve ever made to an Alvis car!

  9. I recently purchased as very good owner’s handbook which had the the update lubrication guide inserted and also the power steering insert, neither of which appear bound into the owner’s handbooks and so i am quite excited to share these with you which I think should be put up on the site to let all of those other owners who have hand books without these two valuable insertions. I have scanned these and am attempting to send them to you at the Archive Trust so that you can hopefully put them on the site, somewhere where people can find them for easy and quick reference.

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