Lot 2121


1935 Alvis Speed 20/25 SC Special
Reg. no. BLM 750
Chassis no. 11971
Engine no. 12421
Car no. 16859
The Alvis Speed 20 was made from late 1931 until 1936 using a heavily modified engine of the one used in the Silver Eagle in a brand new chassis. The SC was introduced in 1935 with an increase in engine capacity and the chassis was stiffened. Modifications were also made to the complex steering gear and the front damping was improved.
This interesting Speed 20 was owned for many years by the late David Brown, a well-known VSCC and Alvis club member in East Sussex. BLM 750 was despatched on the 8th November 1934 to coachbuilders Salmons and there is an original photograph in the history file showing the car in 1948. When David Brown purchased the car in 1969, the body had been removed and a two seater fabric replacement fitted; mention is made of the body change in one of the buff logbooks, dating this change as 1960. We believe that the car is now fitted with a Speed 25 power unit (no. 14843) and it has seen little use in recent years following a period of storage. This potentially very exciting car is offered here with a large file of paperwork including two old buff logbooks, a V5, and various correspondence.

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£30,000 - 40,000

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