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For Sale at Auction: 1932 Alvis 12/50 in Monteira,

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The S�ragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€20,000 - €30,000

  • Desirable boat-tail, two-seater coachwork
  • Charming pre-war Alvis


Alvis began as a trademark for aluminium pistons made by Geoffrey de Freville in 1914. An engine designed by De Freville brought about a car built around it, which first appeared on the road in 1920. This car, the 10/30, was unusual for its pressure lubrication and quickly proved popular. The side-valve 10/30 engine was succeeded by an overhead-valve 12/50 in 1923, built through 1932.

According to records in Peter Hull's The Vintage Alvis, this car was first registered in England in June of 1932 wearing saloon coachwork. At some point it was rebodied with its present boat-tail body with a novel fold-out dickie. It bears the emblem of Ratcliffe Brothers of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, known also to have bodied at least one Triumph. The iconic Alvis hare mascot by A E Lejeune stands proudly on the radiator cap.


  • Carro�aria de dois lugares, boat tail, muito apreciada

  • Encantador Alvis pr�-Guerra


A Alvis come�ou como marca registada de pist�es de alum�nio, produzidos por Geoffrey de Freville, em 1914. Mais tarde, De Freville come�ou por conceber um motor, mas acabou por construir um autom�vel, que ficou pronto em 1920. Tratava-se do 10/30, um modelo bastante popular, que se distinguia pelo sistema pressurizado de lubrifica��o, pouco utilizado na �poca. O motor de v�lvulas laterais 10/30 foi substitu�do em 1923 pelo 12/50, com v�lvulas � cabe�a, que se manteve em produ��o at� 1932.

The acordo com os a informa��o no livro "The Vintage Alvis", de Peter Hull, este autom�vel foi registado inicialmente em Inglaterra, em Junho de 1932, com uma carro�aria de berlina fechada. A dada altura recebeu a carro�aria atual boat tail, tipo traseira de barco, inclu�ndo um curioso "banco da sogra". Tem uma placa identificadora da Ratcliffe Brothers, de Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. Conhece-se pelo menos mais uma carro�aria deste especialista realizada num Triumph. A emblem�tica lebre da Alvis, da autoria de A. E. Lejeune, est� orgulhosa, e em sentido, no topo da tampa do radiador.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1259228
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Monteira,
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Alvis
  • Model:12/50
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:775108
  • VIN:14543