Lot 140 - 1936 Alvis Crested Eagle T.F.19.82 (Six Light Saloon)

Lot 140 - 1936 Alvis Crested Eagle T.F.19.82 (Six Light Saloon)

Lot 140 - 1936 Alvis Crested Eagle T.F.19.82 (Six Light Saloon)

Lot Number 140
Registration BHP 221
Chassis Number 12973
Engine Number 13423
Odometer reading 96,760 miles
Estimate £29,000 - £35,000
  • Current ownership for the last 33 years
  • Engine totally rebuilt 13,000 miles ago
  • Fitted with a Laycock overdrive

The Alvis Crested Eagle was manufactured from 1933 through to 1940 and was a development of the 20hp Silver Eagle. It featured an X-braced chassis frame with transverse-leaf independent front suspension and mechanical brakes. Engines fitted were of 2148, 2511, 2762 and 3571cc in capacity, all of them overhead-valve six cylinders. Standard body styles available on the Crested Eagle chassis were limited to just three: four-light and six-light saloons and a limousine.

This delightful Six Light Saloon has been owned by the current vendor since October 1989 and has been lovingly cared for. This is a very original example; the leather interior is entirely original and has a fabulous patina. The bodywork is again largely original apart from some repairs to the woodwork in the windscreen area-she is 86 years old after all! Over the years the paintwork has been refreshed in the original colour scheme, the Charlesworth body is particularly handsome with very proportionate lines. The running gear of this Alvis is original with matching numbers throughout. The current vendor had the engine rebuilt in 2002 at 83,000 miles, this included a re-bore, new pistons, and bearings, we are advised she does not use a drop of oil. Purchased for the purpose of using and enjoying the car, particularly on long journeys, a Laycock overdrive unit was fitted in 2012, thus enabling the car to cruise at 56mph with the engine at 2,800rpm. A stainless-steel exhaust has been fitted and a period style trunk has been added for additional storage. The current mileage of 96,760 is thought to be correct. This highly cherished ‘gentleman’s carriage’ is quintessentially British and has not been used much of late due to the vendors advancing years. Appearing at many Alvis Club events she has won countless awards, an achievement of which the vendor is, quite rightly so, very proud of. Clearly this Crested Eagle, with its rebuilt engine that runs like a sewing machine, is one of the best examples we have seen. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a copy of the original build sheet and a number of invoices, viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality.

 

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