23rd June 2019: Graber coachwork was on display at several events including
Coppet Concours which had two Alvis, a Bentley and a Rover coupe and a private Centenary event in Bubikon with five Alvis. In Oxfordshire at the Bicester Super Scamble was a fine selection…
Dan Geoghegan’s TE21 cabriolet and the 20/25 hiding in the trees
Bunker’s eye view of 27246
The second of three TE21 Graber cabriolets made, 778. 777 is in the Renaud Collection in Cortaillod
655, a 1953 cabriolet, Geneva Show car with 781 in the background
Spot the differences between the 1953 and 1954 cabriolets
786, the 1966 super coupe of Paul Chasney, with 726 TD21, 686 TC21/100 in the background
The 20/25 and Park Ward Series II, R Type Bentley
1958 TC108g 720 with 686, 726 and 786
Photo – Barry Ward
27475 TF21 – the last Graber made a star appearance at Grand Basel, Switzerland, on 6th September 2018, photo Dieter Schaetti
This is the last Graber coupe…. chassis 27474
Resident in California from new
27474 – the last Graber coupe, still with the first owner’s family in California – photo Philip de Limur via Wayne Brooks
In 1946 Graber made a couple of Tropic coupes on the TA14 chassis, but none are believed to have survived. When the Three Litre arrived, the Alvis Graber partnership flourished.
Graber’s personal car pictured in 1985 when the AOC Swiss Tour visited Wichtrach. Photo AAT Sanders collection.
This car was on show at the Pantheon in Basel with other Graber bodied cars in a Swiss Carrossiers exhibition – AAT Fox Collection March 5th 2014.
From the Swiss Car Register archives comes this photo of the 1955 Paris Motor Show hosted by Jacques SAVOYE, Importateur, 237 Bd Pereire, Paris 17. Can anyone identify the six men admiring 25856 TC21/100 Graber (see Nick Simpson’s article Rara Avis)
The original Graber 3-litre commissioned by Alvis in 1955 pictured on Holyhead Road Coventry before the factory was demolished and turned in to a supermarket. Willowbrook made replicas in Loughborough for a couple of years before Park Ward took over production that lasted until 1967.
25917 TC108G – Graber Treffen 2006 AAT Fox Collection
25920 TC108G – where is it now?
These 1989 pictures of TC108/G/TD21 25938 show the much wider experimental radiator grille tried on this prototype – possibly to improve cooling? It was not seen in production. The interior view clearly shows the ‘Graber’ grouped instrument panel subsequently replaced by the triangular panel on J.J. Parkes orders. Photos:-Nick Simpson Archive.
Above and below – 25940 TC108g entered in the 2017 Hampton Court Concours of Elegance – photos Lionel George
The TC108G Chapter in Dave Culshaw’s book – The Alvis Three Litre in Detail
Graber 702 restored in 2016 by Dieter Schaetti
A 1958 photograph by Gordon Wilkins of Herr Graber with a TC108G, Dan Geoghegan collection.
The last TC108G made from 1958, Graber number 720.
The late fifties cars used Rolls-Royce Lucas light units
This TC108G is 705, and features TC style bumpers.
Visit Miguel Ernand’s website
http://www.alvis.ch dedicated to his TC108G
26777 Graber TD21 Series II coupe, formerly owned and restored by Werner Graf