1952 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupe is 1 of only 303 made.
Fine example of this stylish and underrated Alvis with an older restoration and still in very good order.
History file with original handbook and history back to 1957 with maintenance invoices etc. Recently serviced and running and driving very well.
Launched at the 1950 Geneva Salon the TA21 could be found in four door Saloon or two-door Drophead Coupe guises. The first Alvis to feature hydraulic brakes it was powered by a new 3 Litre OHV straight six engine allied to four speed manual transmission.
Notably stylish the four seater Drophead Coupe variant was coachbuilt by Tickford and featured a well engineered three position hood.
First registered in London on August 6th 1952 or so its MYT 604 number plate would imply this rare Tickford bodied Drophead Coupe is understood to have covered a mere 12,000 miles or so since being treated to an extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration during the 1980s. Accompanying paperwork includes invoices dating back to 1957 and a continuation buff logbook from 1963 not to mention an owners handbook, parts book, period copy road tests and fifteen old MOTs etc . Entrusted to Cricketfield Engineering of Southend on Sea for a new cylinder head gasket and replacement radiator core in 2002 the Alvis was taken off the road two years later. Recently recommissioned and serviced after almost two decades of dry storage.This Alvis is very capable of keeping up with modern traffic on a test drive today very impressive for a car from 1952.