Lot 142 - 1948 Alvis TA14 Shooting Brake
|Odometer reading||90,252 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
Following the end of World War II, Alvis quickly re-emerged with a revised range of passenger cars. They had been kept busy building military vehicles during the war so were able to revert to peacetime products quite quickly. As with most other manufacturers, there was no time or money to develop new lines, therefore the new TA14 was really a freshened-up pre-war version of the 12/70 which had been introduced in 1938, the most obvious difference being the adoption of steel disc wheels in place of wires. Alvis had always sold well-built cars with sporting pretensions. The TA14 offered little in terms of real performance but did come well equipped and beautifully finished. The TA14 used a 1892cc, four-cylinder engine and rigid axles at the front and rear. Although most TA14's were ‘Sports Saloons’ a few carried drophead coupé coachwork, some being built by Tickford. The TA14 remained in production until 1950.
This Alvis has been built as a Shooting Brake with delightful woodwork around the rear of the car and window frames. The rear tailgate opens top and bottom leaving ample room for storage. Finished in white with beige leather interior this TA14 presents in good order and has clearly been restored at some stage. The engine fired up immediately when requested and ran smoothly with no adverse noises. These are imposing vehicles that had a fine reputation when new and the market still recognises an Alvis as a quality classic car built in the traditional manner. Supplied with a V5C registration document this TA14 Shooting Brake is sure to turn heads wherever she appears.
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