Discoveries

We like Discoveries, not just that bewildering array of Jaguar Land Rover products, but Alvis products that turn up from the past. In the last couple of weeks the Inbox contained details of a Speed 20 unknown for forty years and the new owner, Club member, knew more about it than we did. Sadly another chopped Charlesworth saloon to make a tourer. If owners don’t join the Club or use Alvis for their servicing and spares, their cars fall into the category of LHO (last heard of) a long time ago, state unknown.

We were also delighted to receive a photo of another TC108G Graber which hadn’t been heard of for a very long time, the history is coming our way shortly but probably falls into the category of long term family ownership. As all Grabers differ in detail the side profile is interesting, given it was completed in 1957.Another surprise was a request from Nigel Smith who is writing a book on Lancefield and wanted confirmation of the Alvis products which he had carefully researched in the VSCC library. We were able to confirm that seventeen Alvis are known to have been made but only two currently survive in the hands of Club members. A new page under the Coachwork section will appear shortly but if you have details of the history of any Lancefield Alvis, we and Nigel would be pleased to hear from you.Do you own a 1927 SD 12/50 Carbodies Beetleback registered  NF 6195? If so, an enquirer has some documentation for you dating back before 1982. Leave a comment if it is you or you know who owns it.

The trustees are meeting this weekend to review the past year and more importantly to determine what happens next. Sunday is St George’s Day and Drive-It Day and we shall be taking a few Alvis friends to the east coast to visit the Model Car Museum at Mumby, near Alford, and then take the sea air at Huttoft Car Terrace, the nearest you can get an uninterrupted view of the sea by car.

 

 

Author: alvisarchive

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One thought on “Discoveries”

  1. To: Alvis Archive

    Please forward this email to Nigel Smith, as I cannot find his email address.

    According to my records for the Crested Eagle models, only two (2) Alvis Crested Eagles were bodied by Lancefield.

    Chassis 11678, Engine 12125, Car 16797, Model TE (probably 19.82); Despatched from Alvis Works

    18 November 1934. Nothing else known, and no photos.

    Chassis 14529, Engine 15009, Car 19000, Model TA 25.63; Despatched from Alvis Works on 20 August 1937. Lancefield installed Limousine coachwork. Supposedly the car was a Motor Show Car (no date noted). Sorry, no photos or other information.

    I hope this is helpful in researching your book.

    With best regards,

    Bob Merrill – Crested Eagle Model Secretary.

    ________________________________

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