A 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SC supplied by Charles Follett with Vanden Plas coachwork to the ‘Continental Tourer’ specification, designed by Oxborrow and Fuller. 2.7 litre Alvis 6-cylinder engine, triple carburetors, all-synchromesh gearbox, independent front suspension. Chassis no: 11908
Oxborrow & Fuller
Oxborrow and Fuller (O&F) operated from a suite of offices in Curzon Street, London W1 – just around the corner from Charles Follett, the Alvis distributors in Berkeley Street from whom the basic car would have been ordered. Oxborrow’s partner Capt. C.C. Fuller had been a salesman for Charles Follett and around 1934 he had established his own coachwork design business, marketing his ‘Continental Tourer’ coachwork. It is believed that Fuller did the drawings and design work while Oxborrow dealt with the marketing.
As far as is known, the ‘Continental Tourer was only ever one design in the standard Vanden Plas shape with O&F’s alterations, but it was marketed on several chassis – Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Alvis and Lagonda (there may have been others).
The basic design was a combination of drophead coupe comfort with the advantages of tourer openness and simplicity of operation. This was achieved by fitting winding windows in the front doors with chrome-framed glass rear quarter windows for good weatherproofing. There were many other comfort features and a very high quality finish. The bodies were constructed by Vanden Plas from the basis of standard designs altered to Oxborrow’s ideas. It appears that there were three open cars and one saloon on Alvises of this type. Although mostly unknown, the O&F cars were rare and desirable and it is possible that this example is the sole survivor of the Alvis Oxborrow and Fuller Continentals.
(additional O&F history supplied by Nick Simpson)
For sale – 1936 Alvis Crested Eagle saloon. 2.7 litre 6 cylinder 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Totally original condition, never restored and beautifully patinated. Mechanically sound and ready to drive. Black coachwork, brown leather interior. Exported new to Australia in 1936, imported back to the UK in 2013.
Chassis number: 13197
Registration – age-related on import in 2013: YVL 421
Body number 13933
Car number: 18127
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For sale – 1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Vanden Plas 2-door sports.
Chassis number: 12128
Black coachwork with dark red leather and carpets and black hood. Freshly re-trimmed.
Coachwork recently rebuilt and re-finished.
Hydraulic brake system with twin master cylinder.
Freshly overhauled 2.7 litre SC Speed 20 engine.
All synchromesh 4-speed gearbox.
Independent front suspension.
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SOLD – 1938 Speed 25 Charlesworth Drophead Coupe with three position hood.
3.5 Litre six cylinder Alvis. Very strong seven main bearing engine. Triple SU carburettors. Full synchromesh gearbox. Independent front suspension.
Original Charlesworth bodywork.
SOLD – 1934 Alvis Firefly 4 seat Cross and Ellis tourer.
1.5 litre 4 cylinder. Pre-selector gearbox. Green coachwork with green leather and black hood and weather equipment.
In good condition, regularly maintained and ready to use.
Please call for more information regarding the following cars:
Alvis TD/E/F 21 Drophead Coupes – a selection of original cars are available, built to your specification.
Alvis Speed 25 & 4.3 Litre Specials – designed and built to your specifications from original chassis with V5 registration and FIVA green cards.
Call to book an appointment and discuss your requirements.
NOTE: Cars shown on this page are not the actual cars for sale but are displayed for illustration purposes only.
SOLD – An Alvis TD21 Park Ward Saloon Series 1 with automatic transmission, in blue with red leather. Requires recommissioning for road use.
Please get in touch if you require more information or to arrange a viewing.
SOLD – a 1953 Alvis TA21 Tickford drophead coupe. Coachwork in two-tone blue, blue hood and blue leather upholstery. Overhaul and cosmetic restoration completed in 2011. Grey Lady TC21/100 mechanical specification.
Chassis number: 25007
Registration number: KBC 50
Date of manufacture: 02 April 1953, dispatched by Central Motors, Sheffield on 15 July 1953.
Ready to drive and enjoy straight away.
*SOLD* A 1959 Alvis TD21 Series One Park Ward Drophead Coupe.
Chassis Number: 26028
Registration: 52 KPD
Unique chance to purchase this very original example of the beautiful Series One TD21, in quite fabulous condition. Amazing history file documenting the entire life of this stunning Alvis.
Only 2 former keepers. First owner gifted the car to his chauffer in 2003 and it was then sold to the current owner in 2008. Original buff log book, Alvis Guarantee Certificate and Alvis Guarantee Card. All previous owner details. All MOT’s showing mileage record.
Dark blue coachwork with tan leather seats and carpets. Grey Everflex hood with grey hoodbag.
On the button and ready to enjoy.
**SOLD** 1936 Alvis Speed 20 SD Charlesworth Saloon.
Chassis Number 13313
A fabulously original and unmolested example of this fine Alvis sports saloon, with matching engineering numbers. Slowly improved by the current owner over many years including a comprehensive engine rebuild to the highest standards just completed by Earley Engineeering Limited and currently being run in.
Two tone black over ivory coachwork with brown leather interior and carpets.