Alvis goes hybrid

The latest Crested E-gle is the first hybrid Alvis, or Elvis as it is to be known. Also featuring ground breaking transclucent coachwork to showcase the magnificent ICE complemented by the compact twin side mounted battery packs. Claims of 0-100mph in 10 seconds have yet to be confirmed.

Members of the AOC have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the 1960-1 Year Book, a rather splendid publication, before it is offered on E-Bay. Leave a reply if you wish to bid for it.

When George Howell became Financial Director of Alvis he was entitled to a company car and between 1957 and 1971 he had seven Alvises.  One particularly memorable family trip was a summer holiday in about 1960, through France to Switzerland in the pale green TD21 (5467HP), where he sacrificed a few days of his vacation to visit the Graber headquarters while the rest of the family enjoyed the lakes and mountains.  His last Alvis (JHP903E) he kept for four years, reluctant to sacrifice it for a Rover.  To read more click George Howell, O.B.E. (1914-1992)

March into Spring

Daffodils in bloom, warmth from the sun and the sound of an Alvis engine bursting into life after a winter of hibernation. The weather forecast for Geneva is sunny this week, ideal for visit to the Geneva Salon, but not this year. Seventy years ago Graber was exhibiting his first Alvis Three Litre at the Salon and the Alvis Owner Club had just been established and published the first “Alvistas”. From the archives we have created a new page AOC Alvistas 1951-3  of the very first AOC publications to download and read.  

The March 2001 AOC Bulletin featuring the restoration of a TC108G is also available here

It also includes a centre spread of a Bertelli bodied SA Speed 20, now in South Africa, pictured below in 2011, photo via Giles Lacey.