Lot 299 - 1953 Alvis TA21 Saloon

Lot 299 - 1953 Alvis TA21 Saloon

Lot 299 - 1953 Alvis TA21 Saloon

Lot Number 299
Registration tbc
Chassis Number tbc
Engine Number tbc
Estimate £4,500 - £6,000

The Alvis TA21, sometimes called the 3-Litre was produced between 1950 and 1953. It was the first all new Alvis to be produced after World War II. The car was available in four-door Saloon and Tickford drophead versions. The centre section of the body was carried over from the earlier TA14 with minor changes but the engine and luggage compartments were new and accounted for the extra length. The front doors remained rear hinged and separate seats were fitted at the front the rear was a bench seat with fold down centre armrest. The saloon bodies were made for Alvis by Mulliners in Birmingham. The 2993 cc engine was new and produced 83bhp fitted with a single Solex carburettor. Unusually, the engine incorporated timing gears at the rear of the cylinder block and a 7-bearing crank to increase smoothness. This was the first appearance of the engine that would power Alvis cars until the manufacturer retreated from passenger car production in 1967, although modifications including increased compression ratios as higher octane fuels became available would enable the power output to be progressively raised after 1953. Suspension was independent at the front using coil springs with leaf springs at the rear. 11inch drum brakes using a Lockheed system were used, the first use of hydraulic operation by Alvis.

This 'barn find' Alvis was believed to have been used for the first 10 years of its life and stored in a barn since 1963 where it remains. In completely original condition, although in need of a total restoration, this Alvis TA21 offers the new owner the satisfaction of driving a car with such an interesting history.

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