Alvis is coming back!
22nd June, 2010
After 47 years and manufacturing almost 22,000|
motor vehicles Alvis cease car production in 1967.
However, a return is imminent.
Britain's Alvis Car Company will be using the Goodwood
Festival of Speed next month to announce details of a unique project to re-introduce a renowned 1930’s
Alvis model using the original technical drawings, allied to the latest CAD/CAM technology.
Red Triangle, the well-established Alvis service company, which owns the Alvis cars brand and
trademarks, has evidence from the original Alvis company board minutes that 77 of the chassis that
were officially sanctioned for production were never fulfilled because car production had to be
suspended in 1940 during World War II.
The newly formed Alvis Car Company will announce details of a continuation series of these cars at
Goodwood and will be displaying on their stand a brand new 4.3 Litre chassis and engine. These are the
first steps towards the reintroduction of the famous Alvis 4.3 Litre model, 71 years after the last
4.3 Litre Alvis was produced.
The 4.3 Litre Alvis was the fastest non-supercharged production car of its day, and the continuation
series will live up to that heritage. Manufactured from the original drawings, the 4.3 Litre Alvis
in-line six cylinder engine will be faithful to the 1936 design, in maintaining all its period
character and quality, yet by utilising modern technology it will be emission compliant. Moreover, by
using modern materials, fuel injection and engine management, this powerplant will deliver even more
“This is part of our overall business plan,” said Alan Stote, Red Triangle and Alvis Car
Company proprietor: “to maintain service to existing Alvis owners but also to reintroduce selected
authentic Alvis models in line with the vision of the Alvis Board all those years ago. Visitors to
Goodwood will be able to see the first stages of that plan.”
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is being held from 1st-4th July 2010 at Goodwood, England. Entry is
available with a pre-purchased ticket.