Alvis TC21 / 100 Special, 1955
Alvis TC21 / 100 Special, year chassis 1955. Colour dark British racing green combined with a pale brown leather / aluminium interior. This impressive Alvis Special was built in the Netherlands and it was completed in the year 2017. A photo report of the build is present. The TC21 chassis brings the advantage of the post-war construction and mechanicals, which make that the car drives and handles perfectly, and that the controls are easy to operate. The 3-Litre six-cylinder engine delivers over 100 bhp and with the 4-speed gearbox this Alvis is a delight to drive! This Alvis is very well built and the car shows wonderful details. The large headlights, the ‘mottled’ aluminium dashboard, and the wonderful tail are only a few highlights. The automobile features new 19-inch black painted wire wheels and special bucket seats. This is a unique and desirable Alvis Special, a one-of-a kind!
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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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