More old photos

By its nature the Alvis Register Bulletin tends to hark back to a century ago but it is refreshing to see a young(ish) professional journalist in the Editor’s seat with experience of all eras of Alvis motoring. Nigel Boothman will have had the advantage of the paternal 4.3, TD21, Silver Eagle and the 12/50 as well as other marques of distinction. We were very pleased to see Greg Wrapson making good use of the archive photos in his latest piece and as ever, adding to the history among the 50 pages of articles and photos.

The latest June edition of Octane (228) has another piece on Alvis penned by Karl Ludvigsen opining that the TB14 may have been designed by a Swiss who also designed the beautiful Alfa 12C prototipo that is the cover feature. He goes on to explain how AP Metalcraft came about (see also and chassis 21908).

Some more older photos have had the digital treatment and raise the question, where are you now?

10045 Speed 20 SA Cross & Ellis AS30 – where are you now?

This article from 2004 by a previous owner, Peter Nops, gives a taste of motoring in the early 60s, in Malta.

From the early 1990s, two Speed 20s offered for sale by Plus 4 Motors.

9825 Speed 20 SA Cross & Ellis – where are you now?
11801 Speed 20 SB Vanden Plas

This Arthur Mulliner saloon on the 3.5 litre chassis was last heard in the USA.

Crystal Palace – 13128 ANP 307
1965 Alvis Day at the Works

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

3 thoughts on “More old photos”

  1. Dear Enthusiasts,
    My Speed 20 SA ..1933, is registered OJ 6084..Chassis No. 10131…Quiet close and once as well owned from an RAF pilot…
    It’s well preserved and still participating on several rallies.
    Best regards from the sunny area of south Germany.
    W. R. Czech

      1. Bill McCreath
        Hello fellow Alvis owners. An update on SY6269 may be of interest after having a picture of the car posted, in the archive section.

        I purchased this VDP sports tourer SB last summer and is currently having some various improvements made, mainly on the cosmetic front.
        SY 6269 was owned from the late 1950’s to 1980’s by a Mr F Hutton, of 7 Redburn Avenue, Whitecraigs , Glasgow, Renrewshire, and was his steed while at university-a picture of Mr Hutton and SY 6269 appeared in the AOC Bulletin No 473 of February 2002.
        In 1988 it was purchased by John Fenton, Clarkston, Glasgow and he carried out a full restoration on the machine during which I helped John carry out some cosmetic repairs on the upholstery and trim. Around 1993 the Alvis moved to Marlow, Bucks where it was owned first by a Neil Marshal and then a John Shaw until last year.
        Although the VDP coachwork is still in very sound condition -no sign of any timber frame repairs-the original 1934 Bugatti blue leatherwork has reached the end of the road and will be replaced, and the paintwork probably changed back to a light blue from the current ivory.

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