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Alvis Speed 25

On Display

Alvis built some of the most desirable high performance cars of the 1930s; the Speed 25 and its predecessor the Speed 20 being perhaps the most highly regarded. Advanced features of the Speed models included independent front suspension, all synchromesh four-speed gearbox and servo-assisted brakes. Along with the 4.3 litre model launched at the same time, the Speed 25 was the first Alvis with the accelerator pedal located to the right of the brake pedal, a layout that had already been adopted by most manufacturers.

Alvis built their first car in 1920. The company had something of a sporting reputation in the 1920s and even built, but didn’t race, a Grand Prix car. Alvis were among the pioneers of front-wheel-drive in the second half of the decade. Financial restructuring led to a change of company image during the 1930s. Bodywork was always outsourced to independent specialist coachbuilders, this example is by Charlesworth.

Engine: 3,571cc, 6 cylinder, overhead valve, 110bhp at 3,800rpm

Performance: 95mph, 0-60mph15.8 seconds
Price New: £600 (chassis only)
Manufacturer: Alvis Limited, Coventry
Owner: National Motor Museum Trust (Donated by Mr & Mrs LT Bloomfield)

Year1937
CountryBritish
Capacity3,571cc
CylindersIn-line 6
ValvesOverhead
Output110hp @ 3,800rpm
Performance95mph, 0-60mph15.8 seconds
Price new£600 (chassis only)
ManufacturerAlvis
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust

 

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