Alvis Silver Eagle Special, 1935
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Alvis Silver Eagle Special, 1935 | For sale

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Alvis Silver Eagle Special, year 1935. Exterior colour dark blue, interior with red leather seats. This magnificent Alvis Special was built on a robust Alvis “Silver Eagle” chassis by Sherwood Restorations of Nottingham, England in the 1970s. The entire powertrain (engine, gearbox, cardan shaft, and rear axle) comes from an Alvis Speed 25. The build took five years to be completed. The result is a magnificent special with the correct prewar look and feel and a powerful and impressive appearance. This Alvis Silver Eagle Special is in a very good to excellent condition, and the car drives and handles perfectly. This Alvis Special has been under maintenance by Altena Classic Service for many years. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most stunning Alvis Specials!

This Alvis is for sale at Altena Classic Service.
Price: On application.

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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.

The Alvis Speed 25 and the 4.3 Litre are considered to be the best automobiles built by Alvis. 391 Alvis Speed 25 chassis were built of which 220 are known to survive.

Technical data*

Six cylinder in-line engine (OHV)
cylinder capacity: 3571 cc.
carburettors: 3 SU carburettors
capacity: 106 bhp. at 3800 rpm.
top-speed: 96,77 mph - 155 km/h
gearbox: 4-speed, manual, fully synchronized.
Brakes: cable operated drum brakes all round.
weight: 36,5 cwt - 1830 kg. (saloon)

*Source: The Story of the Red Triangle

Alvis history

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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