50 years of Alvis enthusiasm

Christo bought 26804 in June 1971 at Sieberg, the last Dutch Alvis importer, and it was also the last Alvis sold by Sieberg, all be it a second hand. He drove the Alvis for daily use, always gentleman like, with grey trousers, a blue blazer and brown brogues from K-shoes. Photo and text by Coen van der Weiden

Christo first joined the AOC in 1973 and was a member of the AOC Netherlands. He followed his first TD21 drophead with several Park Ward 3 litres, TD, TE and TF and succumbed to the allure of a Graber coupe and the 4.3 model, once owning EDU 600, the well known short chassis Vanden Plas tourer and finally a 4.3 drophead which he brought to IAW in 2017. He was a frequent visitor to IAW in the UK and took part in various Tours including the memorable 1995 Tour of Switzerland when like a few others got caught at the top of the Furka Pass in a blizzard in his TF facing an icy descent.

Christo and Titia in a sunnier moment of the 1995 Swiss Tour

It was with great sadness we received the news of Christo’s passing last Thursday 10th June at the age of 80.

The ceremony of cremation is on Friday, June 18 at 3 pm (2pm UK time), crematorium Ockenburgh and is on livestream:

play.quickchannel.com/play/wergbtt(opens in a new tab)

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Our condolences to Titia and the family – farewell dear friend

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

One thought on “50 years of Alvis enthusiasm”

  1. Sad news indeed, he was a real enthusiast and such a friendly person, my condolence to his family
    Derek Bradbury

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