George Butlin writes – In 1961 I was a 15 year old schoolboy, and spent my holidays tinkering with old cars. This was much encouraged by my father. We lived in rural Northamptonshire and luckily for me had a drive on which I could test the Firefly, reaching I think, 55 mph. I bought this car and others from Denis Kitchener of Derby Road Garage in Northampton. Denis owned the 1928 FWD Alvis which came 2nd in the 1928 TT. It was undoubtedly the experience of being driven around the back streets of Northampton, in that car un-silenced, that triggered my lifetime’s interest in the Alvis marque. Denis had a Speed 25 for sale at £85, which I could not afford, and the Firefly at £45, which I happily bought.

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