Alvis TA21 Tickford bodied Drop Head Coupe (1951)

£29,750

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Alvis made about 1300 TA21s of which about 1000 used saloon bodies by Mulliners & 300 Drop Head Coupes from Tickfords. This is one of the 154 Drop Head Coupes thought to have survived. Alvis sold worldwide & about 80 of these are left in the UK.
All but the first few were fitted with a smooth and powerful 3 litre 6 cylinder in line engine with twin SU carburettors, as is this example.
Although the TA21 looked very similar to the pre-war TA14, it was engineering revolution & featured new more rounded wings with rear wheel covers and faired-in headlamps, bringing the styling up to date.
Under the skin the TA21 benefited from new hydraulic brakes and independent coil-sprung front suspension.
Tickford, the famous coach builder later part of Aston Martin, coach built the TA21 into a beautiful cabriolet with a 3 position coupe de ville hood (the convertible hood can be open, closed or a mid position with driver's position open-topped and the rear passengers  enclosed).  
The TA21DHC was one of the early post-war greats.
This attractive TA21 DHC has been with its present owners since 1998, having been restored in around 1989-90 by renowned AOC members Brian Bowler and family, from near Crewe. The Bowlers were unable to recover the seized engine and fitted a substitute engine from a contemporary TA21 saloon. First registered on 8th October 1951 Chassis number 24332, starts on the button and drives well. A regular attender at the Classic car shows at Amberley museum and many other Sussex shows. Maintained and nurtured by the present owners and garaged inside, but a new owner is now needed to take over for the next twenty years.... Minor cosmetic body blemishes hence a realistic price will secure this lovely car.
Viewing in central Sussex. Call Jim on 01273 507973 for more information or to request more photographs by email.

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Essentials

  • Mileage: 56,000
  • Year: 1951
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Cream

Details

  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.0
  • Engine configuration: 6 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine power (BHP): 95
  • Top speed (MPH): 98
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 20
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 5

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Sussex, United Kingdom