Lot 212 - 1948 Alvis TA14 Drophead Coupé
|Odometer reading||95,526 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
- Attractive colour combination
- Photographic record of restoration
Following the end of World War II Alvis quickly re-emerged with a revised range of passenger cars. Alvis had been kept busy building Military vehicles during the war so it was able to revert to peacetime products quite quickly. As with most other manufacturers there was no time, or money, to develop new products, therefore the new Alvis 14 also known as the TA14 was really a freshened-up pre-war model the 12/70 - first introduced in 1938, the most obvious difference being the adoption of steel disc wheels in place of wire wheels. Alvis had always sold well built cars with sporting pretensions. The Alvis 14 come well equipped and beautifully finished. The TA14 used an 1892cc four cylinder engine and rigid axles at the front and rear.
This Alvis three position drophead coupé is a magnificent old British motorcar with a commanding presence. The car has undergone a sympathetic restoration during its lifetime and is finished in Maroon with a tan leather interior. Since the restoration this attractive Alvis, with its easy access reverse hinged doors, has proven to be a successful wedding car. We are informed, once viewed, it is easy to see why so many couples chose this beautiful car for their happy day. At 70 years old, this car has only had a handful of owners and has been with the current vendor since 2013. This Alvis will be presented to auction with a current V5C registration certificate.
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