We always appreciate receiving old photographs of Alvis cars when they were new and not so new which help complete their history. Some interesting ones have come our way recently.
We also like viewers who appreciate seeing the photos we post and make contact with us. Mike Newbery who joined the AOC in 1965 spotted a Crested Eagle he owned and after exchanging a few emails he sent some period shots of 12893 Crested Eagle which in part ended up in a special, and some photos of the other cars he owned. 12893 Alvery – see comment from Charles Mackonochie
12082 Speed 20 Lancefield which was of interest to the current owner
Mike also owned 14426, a Speed 25 now in chassis form with an AOC member, 14639 the well known, ex Ken Day, Speed 25 FLP 75 currently for sale and TA21 24919, MON 647 which may have been scrapped but was offered for sale in 1997.
W.E. Challice was the Alvis agent in Cannington, Somerset. His daughter, Wendy Lamacraft who owns a TD21 and a 12/50, sent TD21 Model Secretary Jonathan Huggett several photos from her personal album of post-war cars when they were new.
Eileen Goddin confirms that the photo showing a maroon Fourteen Saloon is of chassis 23763, which left the Factory 23/05/1950, one of the later Mulliners, Body number M1739, delivered to W.E. Challice. The first owner shown was Kraft Productions of Cornborough Place, Bridgewater, Somerset, wicker product manufacturers. Where is it now?
Malcolm Kindell says “This is a great piece of Alvis history. The second production car, which I believe was one of the cars sent to Geneva Motor Show in 1950 as either the show car or the demonstration car. Later used for road test reports in motoring magazines in the 1950s.”Note the spare wheel tray on this early model.
Wendy had been browsing on the Francis Frith online database of historic photos and discovered a TD21 on this image
W. E. Challice is recorded as the agent to whom the TD21 chassis 26741 (8279 RW) was delivered. Interestingly it had previously spent about nine months as a works car and appeared in publicity material. Last heard of with the late Ted Halliday it has not been licensed since 2006. Where is it now?
Lastly, FVC 897D is a 1966 TF21 chassis 27375…..
Could the man of the left be Rowland Simmons?
Last heard of in the Netherlands in 1994, where is it now?
2 thoughts on “New photos from the past”
Charles Mackonochie writes: Well the Crested Eagle shown has quite a history that I have just finished writing as the engine and gearbox is in the Alvery, Riley/Alvis special.
Ray Spain was the previous owner to Mike and in Bulletins 115, 116, 131 page 6, 132 and 133 page 6 Ray described finding the Eagle and the subsequent restoration; it had started life as a Charlesworth Light 6 saloon. Although Ray doesn’t name the previous owner, I am pretty sure it was I. H. Carey from adverts and the story of the Eagle being delivered towed by an 3 Litre – Carey had a 3 Litre at the time. Mike is mentioned as owning the car in Bulletin 150 under the Fox and Goose Natters and Noggins. Mike then advertises the car for sale October 1966. It then turns up in 1970 with a Mr Perkins when the engine and gearbox is matched with a Riley 9 chassis and raced as a hill climb special. The car then passed to John Cameron who rebodied it as it is today, then to Hugh Pryke and onto Pamela Wilson and I acquired the car in 1991.
Dear Sir or Madam,
This Alvis TC21 with chassisnumber 25244 comes from New Zealand and is from 29-05-1954.To Netherlands 1n 1989. I am the 3e owner in the Netherlands. Already many years with pleasure. In the annex a photo of the car.
Rob van Tuijl Tasveld 14 3402 SK IJsselstein The Netherlandsm
Op do 9 aug. 2018 om 11:12 schreef Alvis Archive :
> alvisarchive posted: ” We always appreciate receiving old photographs of > Alvis cars when they were new and not so new which help complete their > history. Some interesting ones have come our way recently. We also like > viewers who appreciate seeing the photos we post ” >