1936 Alvis Silver Crest

Alvis

Year: 1936
Chassis no: 14163
Registration: NXS793
Registered In: UK
Price: £32,000

1936 Alvis Silver Crest

Chassis number:  14163

Registration Number: NXS793

The Higher powered six cylinder version
One of only circa 20 known surviving examples 
Part of private and museum collections for many years.

The cars also happened to be mechanically advanced, with an all-synchromesh gearbox and overhead valve engines. The Crest was offered with two body styles – a larger six-light saloon and a smaller Four-Light model (both by the coachbuilder Holbrook), which was capable of a top speed in excess of 70mph in 6 cylinder ‘20/92’ form.

The early example you see here is possibly the best specification for the model, the more powerful 6 cylinder engine sitting within the smaller Four-Light body. 

Marked from new as an Export model, chassis 14163 was destined for South Africa, where it spent much of its early life before being acquired by a US-based collector. The Alvis resided in the US for over 30 years in a private museum before being repatriated into Europe. After some time with a Dutch collector, in 2010 title passed to the current vendor.

The Alvis has been subject to previous minor restoration works in the past,  whilst in the US-based collection. At this time the paintwork was refinished in the current black and grey two-tone scheme, which suits the car well. The paintwork is d in very good condition with minor signs of age, and we are pleased to note that the correct rear wheel spats come with  the car. The chrome work is generally in good order, as are the Lucas head- and side lamps. The car even features hydraulic jacks should one suffer a puncture.

The leather interior is in excellent condition, free from noticeable signs of wear, and matched by equally bright looking door cards, roof lining and carpets. The veneered dash similarly is in fine order with only minor lifting of lacquer here and there. The more powerful six-cylinder engine starts and idles nicely, and moves the Crest along in a smooth and civilised manner, with a well mannered gearbox and comfortable ride & a good turn of performance.

If you are seeking a stylish alternative to some of the more obvious choices of 1930s sporting saloon cars, then this well presented Alvis is well worth a closer look. All in all, a lovely, ‘proper’ old car with much charm. The Alvis is offered with a UK V5 document in addition to other history records sourced from the Alvis owners club.

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1936 Alvis Silver Crest

Chassis number:  14163

Registration Number: NXS793

The Higher powered six cylinder version
One of only circa 20 known surviving examples 
Part of private and museum collections for many years.

The cars also happened to be mechanically advanced, with an all-synchromesh gearbox and overhead valve engines. The Crest was offered with two body styles – a larger six-light saloon and a smaller Four-Light model (both by the coachbuilder Holbrook), which was capable of a top speed in excess of 70mph in 6 cylinder ‘20/92’ form.

The early example you see here is possibly the best specification for the model, the more powerful 6 cylinder engine sitting within the smaller Four-Light body. 

Marked from new as an Export model, chassis 14163 was destined for South Africa, where it spent much of its early life before being acquired by a US-based collector. The Alvis resided in the US for over 30 years in a private museum before being repatriated into Europe. After some time with a Dutch collector, in 2010 title passed to the current vendor.

The Alvis has been subject to previous minor restoration works in the past,  whilst in the US-based collection. At this time the paintwork was refinished in the current black and grey two-tone scheme, which suits the car well. The paintwork is d in very good condition with minor signs of age, and we are pleased to note that the correct rear wheel spats come with  the car. The chrome work is generally in good order, as are the Lucas head- and side lamps. The car even features hydraulic jacks should one suffer a puncture.

The leather interior is in excellent condition, free from noticeable signs of wear, and matched by equally bright looking door cards, roof lining and carpets. The veneered dash similarly is in fine order with only minor lifting of lacquer here and there. The more powerful six-cylinder engine starts and idles nicely, and moves the Crest along in a smooth and civilised manner, with a well mannered gearbox and comfortable ride & a good turn of performance.

If you are seeking a stylish alternative to some of the more obvious choices of 1930s sporting saloon cars, then this well presented Alvis is well worth a closer look. All in all, a lovely, ‘proper’ old car with much charm. The Alvis is offered with a UK V5 document in addition to other history records sourced from the Alvis owners club.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

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e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

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e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

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e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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