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Make Alvis History          
Year
Owned by Alex W. McKay in Rhodesia. Later acquired by Dr. Charles P. Warren of New Zealand.
Model 12/50
Chassis No. 7403
Engine No. 13383
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References AOC
 

 

Make Alvis History          
Year 1932 Despatched 2 Aug. 1932 to R.A.H. Baxter, who later took the car to Rhodesia. Owned by Roy A. Nutt of Bulawayo around 1974. Later acquired by John O'Kell in South Africa 1983 till c2001 when the car was sold to the son of the original owner in Jersey, Channel Islands.
Model 20SA
Chassis No. 9896
Engine No. 10346
Coachbuilder Cross & Ellis, no. 30231
Body Style Tourer
Colours
           
Registration Numbers OJ 1556, 197-983-Y/RHO, FMC-454-T/SAF References MotorHistorica, AOC
 
20SA
 


Make Alvis History          
Year 1932 Owned by Frank Riley of Bulawayo in 1970. Believed to be one of the
factory prototypes of the speed 20. Had been in Rhodesia for many years
and around 1969 had recently finished a 12 month rebuilt.
Model Speed 20
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Cream with black wings and hood
           
Registration Numbers B-39711/RHO References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally; David MacKenzie
 
1932 AlvisAlvis Sp 20
 


Make Alvis History          
Year 1936
Despatched 3 Jan 1936 to Leedhams Ltd., York, for Mrs. G.J. Harrison of Lincolnshire. Owned in Rhodesia by Tony Needham from around 1973, taken to the UK in the 1980s. Owned by David Weston Talbot of Norfolk 1989 to date.

Model Speed 20
Chassis No. 13032
Engine No. 13482
Coachbuilder Charlesworth, body no. 13751
Body Style Sports saloon
Colours              
Registration Numbers VY-7447, *-7777/RHO,
References AOC
 
Alvis 13032


Make Alvis History          
Year 1936
Despatched 22 Dec 1936 for delivery to Tate & Lyle PLC of London. Later acquired by L.A. Heatie of Wiltshire, who later took the car to Rhodesia then South Africa and back to the UK between 1952 and 1975. Acquired by Edward G.F. Knott of Cambridgeshire in 1975, laid up in 1980, MOT'd for one year in 1996. For sale with Bonhams Auctioneers on 6 March 2010, with engine 15171. 

Model Speed 25
Chassis No. 13674
Engine No. 14084
Coachbuilder Charlesworth, body no. 14162
Body Style Sport saloon
Colours              
Registration Numbers DLA 913
References AOC
 
Alvis 13674


Make Alvis History          
Year 1936
To coachbuilder 27 Aug 1936. Despatched from the Alvis works on 5 Dec 1936 to James H. Galt Ltd, for T.G. Browmlie of Glasgow. Taken to Africa at some stage where the car is reported to have been owned by the Northern Rhodesian Govt. Owned by RGB Wilson of Bulawayo c1961 then C.R. Morris around 1966-72. Owned by Rudi van den Bergh of Umvuma in 1976, 30% restored. Taken to South Africa. Only the cowl section of the original sedan was retained, with the front windshield pillars cut off, Rudi was in the process of making a replica tourer body, with steel framing. Remains of the sedan noted on Rudi's old farm in Umvuma in 1983. Unknown what happened to the car when Rudi passed away. Later owned by Klaus Groger of Johannebsurg then Langton Wolhuter of Brits. Now owned by Theo Castricum of Holland.

Model SA 4.3-litre
Chassis No. 13159
Engine No. 14187
Coachbuilder Gurney Nutting
Body Style Special saloon, tourer
Colours Tropical red with read leather, later blue, now blue and black.
           
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist 2/3 p.18, AOC
 
Alvis 4.3Alvis
                      4.3
 

 
Make Alvis History          
Year 1937
Despatched 12 Nov 1937 to Patrick Motors of Birmingham for Gerald W. Cafferata. Later owned by James Roy of Edinburgh 1939, Gerald Cree, Edinburgh 1939, Selby James 'Bill' Cunningham, Johannesburg South Africa. Acquired in Bulawayo, Rhodesia in 1979 and restored in one year. Only 4.3-litre in SA at the time. Noted with Eddie Quelch (Dealer) in the UK in 1989. Owned by Alan Covey of Cambridgeshire 1989-2008, then Erich J. Scharrenbroich, Germany 2008-date.
Model SC 4.3-litre
Chassis No. 14333
Engine No. 18988
Coachbuilder Offord, body no. 2698
Body Style Drophead coupe
Colours Black, red leather interior.
           
Registration Numbers DOM 655, CJH-937-T/SAF, SU-AL-54H/GER
References Post Vintage National Tour 1981, 80 Yrs of Motoring Exhibition 1983, AOC
 
Alvis 14333Alvis
                      14333

 

Make Alvis History          
Year
Surfaced in Zimbabwe in the early 1990s, belonged to Prof. Richard Harland of the University of Zimbabwe. Acquired by Dave Stronge, sent to the UK for restoration.

Model Speed 25
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Sports saloon
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Alvis History          
Year 1946 or 47
Noted in Rhodesia in the 1970s, subsequent fate unknown.

Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Alvis History          
Year c1955
Owned by the Parker-Weekes family in the early 1960s.
Model TC21 Grey Lady
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers RS-9755/SRH
References Joe Parker-Weekes
 
TC21
 

Make Alvis History          
Year 1960
Acquired in 1980 by George Galbraith fom Ronnie Rogerson in Salisbury, exported to Durban, South Africa. Refurbished save for some internal Ashwood framing, body by Graber of Switzerland. Sold to Jack Clough and George's brother Gabby shortly after, as George was serving in Special Forces and moved often. Possibly now in Cape Town.

Model TD21
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder Graber
Body Style
Colours  Dark blue
           
Registration Numbers
References George Galbraith
 
 
 

Make Alvis History          
Year 1961
Owned by Dr. Frank Hanford of Luanshya, Zambia around 1969. Owned by Rodney W. Hons of Durban, South Africa around 1996, then by N. Veldman of South Africa. 

Model TD21
Chassis No. 26580
Engine No.
Coachbuilder Park Ward, body no. 18452
Body Style Saloon
Colours              
Registration Numbers NL 8825
References AOC
 
 
 

Make Alvis History          
Year
Owned by Buster Bichard, ex Abdulla, ex Bulawayo, ex California. One of seven LHD.

Model TD21
Chassis No. Z6468
Engine No. 20498
Coachbuilder
Body Style Convertible, body no. 18626
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 106-512-*/RHO
References Viv Westbury
 
TD21
 

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