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Alvis history                    
Alvis side valve cars
Alvis 12/50 12/60
Alvis 14.75hp & Silver Eagle
Alvis front wheel drive
Alvis Speed Twenty
Alvis Firefly & Firebird 
Alvis Crested Eagle
Alvis Speed 25 & 4.3 litre
Alvis Seventeen & Silver Crest
Alvis TA14 & TB14
Alvis 3 litre
Alvis T21 3 litres
Alvis competition history


Many people considered the Alvis one of the best that Britain could offer. I owned a speed 20 Vanden Plas which I loved as a road car and restored a racing supercharged front wheel drive model, which was quite interesting to drive to say the least! My father had ordered a T21 new from Kennings. I still remember being in the showroom with him and listening to the salesman telling us what a good driver the delivery man was!

When it arrived, I must say I was disappointed as the body shape seemed a bit wrong and frankly the car could have gone a lot faster (and Dad drove quick!) Worse was to follow...the car began to rattle... Kennings seemed in the end to give up the unequal struggle. After two years, rust had appeared on the door panels and the car was thankfully sold and replaced with a Jaguar which rusted just as fast but drove like a dream and looked perfect!