Lot 2107


1924 Alvis 12/50 SB
Reg. no. BF 7907
Chassis no. 2786
Engine no. 2732
Introduced in late 1923, the new Alvis 12/50’s most important feature was its four-cylinder overhead valve engine. At the time most manufacturers in Alvis’s sector of the market used side-valve engines of inferior performance; the 12/50’s performance gained Alvis an enviable sporting reputation and enabled the car to remain popular and competitive throughout the 1920s. At launch there were two models – the short-wheelbase SA and the slightly longer, touring-focused SB. Both were available with a large variety of bodies, both from Alvis themselves and external coachbuilders.
This particular 12/50 was found in a derelict state in Australia in the 1960s; originally wearing a 4-seat body by Cross and Ellis, it was rebodied during its restoration with a ducks-back body. Damage to the original crankcase in the 1970s resulted in an engine rebuild with a replacement case. Little used thereafter, it was purchased by the vendor in 2013, then recommissioned including a new cylinder head, clutch and rebuilt magneto. Now running well and in good all-round condition, it was imported to the UK in 2016 and is registered. It comes with a V5c and bills.

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£25,000 - 30,000

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