Lot 321 - 1934 Alvis Firefly Open Tourer
|Odometer reading||309 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £36,000|
The Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was based in Coventry from 1919 through to 1967 and, in addition to motorcars designed for the civilian market, they also produced racing cars, aircraft engines and armoured cars together with armoured fighting vehicles. After becoming a subsidiary of Rover in 1965, car manufacturing ended although armoured vehicle manufacturing continued. Alvis became part of British Leyland and then, sadly in 1982, was sold to United Scientific Holdings which renamed itself Alvis plc.
This Firefly was despatched to Follett of London on 23rd October 1934 and first registered on 6th November 1934. Clearly restoration work has been carried out on her at some point, although little is known of this. The 1496cc engine starts "on the button" and the car is described by the vendor as being "fun and interesting" to drive. This handsome tourer is fitted with a Holbrook body and epitomizes everything that is required of a four-seater tourer. Supplied with a V5 registration document, this Alvis is sure to create interest wherever she goes.
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