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Alvis TC 108 Graber Willowbrook Body '57

€ 115.000€ 95.000

Reference ch5925
Make Alvis
Model TC 108 Graber Willowbrook Body '57
Type berline
Construction year 1957
KM 12238 miles
Cilinder displacement 2993
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive
Price € 95.000
  • 1 of 37 ever built, absolutely unique
  • In mint condition; recently restored and comes with a lot of photographs of that event
  • Comes with a forty maintenance bills
  • This very car was used for an owner interview for a car magazine

 

Alvis is a British automobile manufacturer that was initially ran by engineers. The building quality, the ingenuity, and progressive nature of their vehicles confirm that fact to be true. Building high-quality cars was their niche, with a focus on quality over quantity, as reflected in the relatively low production numbers of Alvis cars. From time to time, they left from their luxury niche to manufacture armoured vehicles and even aircraft engines.

In 1919, Alvis was founded with initial plans to produce machinery, carburettors, and scooters. However, in 1920, they introduced their first Alvis automobile, named the 'Alvis 10/30', which set the tone for Alvis car production and was produced until 1922 with a total of 770 cars built. After five years of car production, Alvis introduced a groundbreaking model, the 12/75, which is said to be the first front-wheel-drive racing car ever. In 1932, the British automaker designed its first armoured vehicle, tapping into a new market that would eventually bolster Alvis with long-term production of military vehicles to offset the perennially unfortunate unprofitable automobile segment.

Alvis continued to build cars until the brand's defunct in 1967 and its subsequent acquisition by Rover. During this period, they followed contemporary automotive trends and were also active in racing, including Grand Prix races, and, with Sunbeam, they held a duopoly in the British car industry for building race cars with Grand Prix qualifications.

In 2012, it was announced that Alvis aimed to revive its legacy and pay tribute to its rich automotive history. At the time of writing, around five models are still available as new releases.

Alvis TC 108G

The Alvis TC 108G was made from 1956 to 1958. Apparently, only a total of 37 cars have been manufactured, ever. This scarcity undoubtedly elevates the TC 108G to the ultimate collector’s item among Alvis enthusiast, and Alvis enthusiasts are well-represented in the world of classic cars.

Under the hood lies a three-litre straight-six engine, making just over a hundred horsepower. The interior is modest yet very practical with seats that fit like a glove, whoever they have to welcome. The TC 108G boasts elegant lines, generous proportions, spoke wheels, and a highly premium feel, thanks to the work of Graber or Willowbrook, the two coachbuilders responsible for the bodywork.

Given its limited production and Alvis's dedicated fan base, the TC 108G has firmly established itself in the market. Demand for it does not seem likely to wane anytime soon.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 470 (185 inch)
  • Width (cm): 168 (66 inch)
  • Height (cm): 133 (52 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 283 (111 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1250 (2756 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: straight-six 2993 cc front-engine
  • Valve gear: 12
  • Fuel system: 2 SU carburettors
  • Gear box: 4-speed manual
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Right-steered
  • power: 103 hp (77 kW) at 4000 t/m
  • torque: 221 Nm at 2500 t/m
  • Top speed: 153 km/h (95 mph)

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