1949 Alvis 3-litre

Prototype - Formerly the property of Mr W M Dunn

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: 4949HP Chassis Number: 23803
Three experimental prototype Three Litres were constructed prior to 23803 using a TA14 chassis and TA21 chassis. It is believed that this car was fabricated during 1949 but it was first registered as JWK290 on 7th March 1950. 23803 was built along the general lines of the TA21 chassis production. However, this chassis has far less corner and edge finish and was hand crafted by John Thompson Motor Pressings of Wolverhampton. Interestingly, 23804, its sister car competed in the 1951 Monte-Carlo Rally and was the Geneva Motor Show car, with 23803 at Geneva as the demonstrator, but there are rumours that 23804 disappeared in Kent many years ago. Both cars were completed with a modified Mulliners four-door saloon body, in appearance a modified version of the TA14 body, and both took up press and publicity duties during the early 1950s.
Eventually 23803 was