Racecar Client News
13th June 2012
The Alvis Car company have recently resumed production of the fabled 4.3 litre model - which was the supercar of its day. To see this car in the flesh is something else - seriously imposing and supremely elegant. To take the pain out of vintage car ownership and all the maintenance hassle - the car has been re-engineered with fuel injection and a few other refinements - which mean you can actually drive it on todays congested roads without having to own your own oil field and team of vintage car mechanics.
To commemorate the resumption of production - Racecar were commissioned to build a new site for the car - and we have some other projects in build for the Alvis Car Company at the moment.
It was a great project to work on - and if you have the resources to commission one of these beauties - you are unlikely to see another example on the road - and as the cars are bespoke - commissioning a car is almost certain to guarantee you have a unique car.
Site has some copy in Russia - where the first car is due to be delivered - and also in Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese for the South American market.
Kind of makes rolling up to your golf club in a Phantom seem a bit passe...
Alvis, one of Britain’s most innovative car manufacturers, has resumed production of the famous Alvis 4.3 Litre model, 72 years after the last 4.3 Litre car was produced..
This Alvis model was the fastest non-supercharged production car of its day, and the all-British “Continuation Series” will live up to that heritage. Manufactured from the original works drawings, the car will be powered by the Alvis 4.3 Litre six cylinder engine faithfully produced to the 1936 design and retaining all its period character and quality, but utilising modern technology for emission compliance as well as delivering even more power.
The Alvis Car Company Limited will produce the 4.3 Litre car in newly completed facilities at its Kenilworth site in collaboration with its sister company Red Triangle. For the last 40 years Red Triangle has been providing parts and restoration services to Alvis owners and has also been the custodian of the original designs, plans and the complete historic records of all the Alvis cars produced.
There is evidence from the 1938 Alvis Board Minutes that 77 of the 4.3 Litre chassis that were officially sanctioned for production were never completed because car manufacturing had to be suspended in 1940. As a result the new 4.3 Litre “Continuation Series” will be limited to the production of these remaining 77 chassis, thereby fulfilling the original intention of the Alvis Board.
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