Lot 275 - 1963 Alvis TD21 Coupé (Restoration)
|Odometer reading||53,388 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,264|
The Alvis TD21 was built between 1958 and 1963 and 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 re-design the body to meet with British market requirements. The result was the TD21 which was introduced late in 1958. Park Ward's re-design 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 103mph, accelerating from 0 to 60mph in 13.5 seconds.
This particular coupé version of this popular motor car is currently a restoration project and comes with a considerable inventory of parts to enable the incumbent to commence its restoration in the knowledge that there will be very few items left to purchase. The bodywork is gold metallic and the interior has beige leather seats which are apparently all original. With its interesting cinematic history and links to Robert Mitchum (which can be seen on the DVD copy of the film included in the sale) it makes this particular restoration all the more attractive. These models are highly sought after and are a great tribute to British sports car manufacturing of the period.
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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.