1936 Alvis Silver Eagle

Cross & Ellis 3-Position Drophead Coupe

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1936
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Red
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
By the 1930s Alvis had established a reputation for producing fast and beautifully built motor cars that also proved very competitive in motor sport. It was the 12/50 model of 1923 that really set the company on the road to success after a win in the Brooklands 200 mile race the same year with a sports model, after which there was a perceptible jump in sales figures. Alvis was thus enabled to survive a rocky period ( it had been in receivership), and by late 1929 it was prospering with healthy sales figures and the launch of the six cylinder Silver Eagle model. Two years later a new breed of Alvis appeared as the Speed 20, powered by an enlarged 2,511cc Silver Eagle engine and, for 1934, a synchromesh gearbox, the latter the first such fitment to a British car.
This superb example of the highly regarded post-Vintage Silver Eagle carries very desirable Cross and Ellis 3 positi