CHASSIS NUMBER: 10601
ENGINE NUMBER: 11666
VDP BODY NUMBER: 3012
REGISTRATION NUMBER: KG 2812
Until very recently it was thought that this car started life with a VDP saloon body but it has recently come to light that it was in fact fitted with its four-seat open tourer body when new. The Works Build Sheet, kindly supplied by Red Triangle, the entry in the VDP Coachbuilders book by Brian Smith and the records of the Alvis Owners Club, all confirm this to be the case. The original VDP body number is even stamped in the timber frame of the driver’s door.
We sold the car last August to an English businessman, based overseas. During the last few months, we have been overseeing various cosmetic improvements on behalf of the owner. The coachwork has just been re-sprayed black, the chassis was painted too, and the radiator shell has been re-chromed. Whilst inspecting the car before shipping to his home overseas, the owner bought an Aston Martin from us, so this Alvis is once again available.
The car has been fully restored in the last 15 years and the file contains invoices to testify to this, along with the recent works. A later SB engine was fully rebuilt and fitted during the restoration, the original engine being damaged beyond repair.
The body condition is excellent and the car drives well on the road. The leather trim and the weather equipment is in very good order and the car is ready for summer rallies of both a competitive and touring nature.