Description1934 Alvis Firefly – Cross & Ellis Tourer – Registration AXA 580
Engine number: 11539
Car number: 15919
Introduced in September 1932, the Alvis Firefly was built to the same high standards as its more expensive brethren. Notably low-slung, it was based on a 'double-dropped' ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension, friction dampers and four-wheel 14in drum brakes. Utilising a 9ft 10.5in wheelbase and 4ft 4in track, the model was praised by the contemporary motoring press for its ride / handling capabilities. Powered by a 1496cc OHV engine - essentially a four-cylinder version of that found in the legendary Speed 20 - allied to either four-speed manual or ENV pre-selector transmission, the Firefly was reputedly capable of 75mph. Available with a choice of saloon, tourer or drophead coupe coachwork, it remained in production until 1935 by which time some 904 are thought to have been sold.
AXA 580 is a four-speed manual matching numbers Cross & Ellis Tourer. Extensively rallied by the two previous owners it is both VSCC and FBHVC eligible. This is an inexpensive route to pre-war Alvis motoring.
Well maintained throughout its life so mechanically very sound. A fantastic patina gives evidence that this car has been used rather than trailered to concours.
An extensive history file accompanies this vehicle along with many manuals and photographs of work and activities.
Full wet weather equipment in beige to complement the British Racing Green bodywork.
Please contact Mike or Steve on 01299 251 444 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Body Type: Cross & Ellis tourer