Archives - Alvis
In the Archives you will find photo reportages of fantastic vintage automobiles, classic cars and sports cars. These cars have originally been photographed for the ClassicarGarage sales collection. All cars are presented with engine sounds and with additional information. Since the year 2000 over 5000 cars were photographed, here we show just a selection. You can visit the old archives at Classicar Images. All photos are available as high resolution stock photo.
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Alvis was founded by Thomas George John and G.P. de Freville. The first cars built under the Alvis name were manufactured in 1920, and the last Alvis (sports) cars came out of the factory in Coventry 47 years later. The ending of the brand name Alvis was sealed when it was incorporated into the British Leyland concern, where it became part of Rover.
The Alvis cars were of great quality and workmanship and were very fast as well. As for their cars, many parts were designed and manufactured by Alvis’ own staff, and production was small-scaled and exclusive. In the 1920s, Alvis was the first British car model to experiment with four-wheel drive. In fact, in 1925, they even manufactured sports and racing cars equipped with front-wheel drive, which had also been fitted with an overhead camshaft.
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