Lot 245 - 1960 12840 TD21 Convertible

Lot 245 - 1960 12840 TD21 Convertible

Lot 245 - 1960 12840 TD21 Convertible

Lot Number 245
Registration 8440DA
Chassis Number 26321
Engine Number 26321
Odometer reading 83,795 miles
Estimate £38,000 - £46,000
Result Sold - £40,320

The Alvis TD21 was built between 1958 and 1963. It was an updated version of the TC which was liked for its style and performance, but passenger and luggage accommodation were unsatisfactory. Accordingly the amalgamated firm of Mulliner Park Ward - by now a Rolls-Royce subsidiary - was approached to redesign the body to meet with British market requirements. The result was the TD21 which was introduced late in 1958. Park Ward's redesign of the body retained a superficial resemblance to Hermann Graber's original, but allowed greater room; especially in the rear, and better luggage capacity. A car with manual transmission was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1960 and had a top speed of 103 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 13.5 seconds. A fuel consumption of 20.2 miles per gallon was recorded. The test car cost £2827 including taxes.

This nice original Alvis TD21 Convertible spent the first nine years in the Midlands before going to Middlesex in 1969 and then onto Cardiff in the mid 1970's. The Alvis was repainted in pale blue in 1993 and comes with the original burgundy leather interior and burgundy Everflex roof; we are informed by the vendor that this car has been laid up for some time but runs and drives well. This Alvis TD21 is supplied with a V5 registration document, the old buff log book and old MoT test certificates. The Alvis TD21 Convertible has become a sought after, practical classic car and over the last five years an excellent investment.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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