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Rétromobile 2017 by Artcurial Motorcars

by Artcurial

February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, Ile de France, France

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Lot 130: 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC

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1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
  • 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
   
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Description: 1935 Alvis Speed Twenty SC
Titre de circulation anglais
Châssis n° 12085

- Belle restauration pour ce " tourer "
- L''avant-guerre idéale pour rouler
- Séduisante anglaise au charme suranné
- Collection Dr.Arnold Kawlath

Née en 1931, l''Alvis Speed Twenty a été dotée d''un moteur six-cylindres en ligne équipé de trois carburateurs SU, qui développait 87 ch. Elle bénéficiait également d''un châssis amélioré et allégé. D''année en année, des modifications sont apparues et le modèle SC présenté en 1935 offre une cylindrée plus importante (2 762 cm³) et une puissance avoisinant les 100 ch. La transmission comporte quatre rapports.
Comme nombre de voitures à châssis séparé, l''Alvis Speed Twenty que nous proposons s''est départie de la carrosserie de berline d''origine pour une tenue plus raffinée. En 2000, les établissements Trevor Hirst l''ont donc remplacée par une élégante carrosserie de cabriolet à quatre places et quatre portes dans le style de Cross Ellis, un des carrossiers préférés de la clientèle d''Alvis à l''époque.

La voiture se présente dans un état superbe. De couleur vert foncé, elle arbore une belle sellerie en cuir vert. L''intérieur de l''auto, des sièges à la moquette en passant par le tableau de bord est irréprochable, en accord avec le bloc moteur, très propre lui aussi.
Son propriétaire M. Kawlath en a pris grand soin, et il la confie régulièrement à sa fille pour participer à des rallyes. On a ainsi pu la voir inscrite à Milan-San Remo et au Paris-Deauville, mais également au concours d''élégance de Deauville.
Dans le dossier qui l''accompagne, on trouve notamment des photos de la voiture entre les mains de son premier propriétaire.
Détail sympathique, la plaque d''immatriculation d''origine portant le même numéro qu''aujourd''hui (BWA 543) sera fournie avec l''auto.
Voilà donc un charmant " tourer " archétypique de la production britannique des années 30, agréable et facile à utiliser compte tenu de la légendaire fiabilité des Alvis et du très bel état de l''auto.



British title
Chassis n° 12085

- Lovely restoration on this " tourer "
- Perfect pre-war car to drive
- Old-fashioned English charm
- Collection Dr.Arnold Kawlath

Launched in 1931, the Alvis Speed Twenty was equipped with a straight-six engine and three SU carburettors that produced 87 bhp. It benefitted from an updated and lightened chassis. Improvements were made in subsequent years and the SC model, as presented here, boasted a more powerful engine (2 762 cc) developing nearly 100 bhp. It was fitted with a four-speed transmission. Common for cars with a separate chassis, the Alvis Speed Twenty on offer lost its original saloon body in favour of something more refined. In 2000, Trevor J Hirst Restorations fitted the car with an elegant four-door, four-seater cabriolet body in the style of Cross Ellis, one of the coachbuilders preferred by the Alvis clientele at the time.

The car on offer is in superb condition, presented in dark green, with lovely green leather upholstery. The passenger compartment is immaculate, including seats, mats and dashboard. The engine block is also very clean.
The owner, Mr Kawlath, has taken great care of the car, which he allowed his daughter to use regularly for rallies. It has participated in the Milan-San Remo, the Paris-Deauville, and the Deauville concours d''élégance. Included in the file are photos of the car in the hands of its first owner.
A charming detail, the original number plate, with the registration number it retains today (BWA 543), will be supplied with the car.
This is a charming tourer, typical of 1930s British production. Its lovely condition, combined with the marque''s legendary reliability, make this car enjoyable and easy to use.

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