Lot 147 - 1960 Alvis TD21 Drophead Coupé
|Engine Number||6568 D|
|Odometer reading||17,168 miles|
|Result||Sold - £54,320|
- Gearbox has been rebuilt
- Brakes overhauled by Red Triangle less than 500 miles ago
The Alvis TD21 was a British sporting car made by Alvis cars between 1958 and 1963. It was an updated version of the TC 108G with body construction by Park Ward who at the time were better able to supply them to the quantity, quality and price required. The cars were built slightly taller and a drophead coupé was added to the range. The 2993 cc engine was uprated, mainly by an improved cylinder head and increasing the compression ration from 8.0:1 to 8.5:1. A new four speed gearbox from the Austin-Healey appeared. Overdrive was available on the manual transmission from late 1960 to 1962. Suspension was similar to the TC 21, independent at the front using coil springs with leaf springs at the rear and a front anti roll bar added. Wire spoked wheels became an option. From 1959 the all drum brake set up was changed to discs at the front retaining drums at the rear. 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 0-60 mph in 13.5 seconds.
This Alvis Drophead Coupé has been owned by the vendor since July 2009; he has enjoyed the car immensely during that time however, as he has used the car very little of late, the time has come for the Alvis to find a new owner. Finished in light metallic blue with cream leather interior, this drophead is fitted with an automatic transmission. The bodywork is quite straight and sound although the paintwork could do with being refreshed. We are advised the gearbox has been rebuilt and the brakes were overhauled by Red Triangle less than 500 miles ago. The interior is in good order as is the chromework. These quintessentially British motor cars have style and presence in abundance; this example comes with a V5C registration document and a good history folder.
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