Model: Silver Eagle SG
Body Type: Cross & Ellis DHC
The Silver Eagle was Alvis' definitive pre-war road model, with the name applied to two distinct groups, beginning with ‘Vintage’ Silver Eagles with 1,498 built from 1929 –1932.
As few as 677 ‘Post Vintage’ (PVT) Silver Eagles followed and the cars sold from 1935 –1937.
Sturdily built and endowed with a generous wheelbase, the Alvis attracted some of the finest examples of the pre-war coachbuilders' art. However, the upper-end price point meant that ownership was generally confined to wealthy connoisseurs.
Two Post Vintage Silver Eagles were offered: the "SF" with a 2,138cc six-cylinder engine and the higher-specification "SG" with a more-powerful 2,362cc unit.
DHK 916 is one of these SG models. The newly built car was delivered by Alvis Ltd. to Messrs Follett of London on March 31st, 1936. It was first registered on April 4th, 1936, and it’s first owner was Mr John Joliffe Tufnell of Great Waltham near Chelmsford, Essex.
A substantial history file accompanies the vehicle, documenting its life with the five owners to date. Also within the history file is the factory build sheet which lists the ‘optional extras’ ordered by the first owner.
The car has been restored at least twice, details within file, and is being offered in very good condition. The vehicle has been independently inspected prior to being offered for sale and a four-page report is on file. The report confirms that the only things found at fault were cosmetic, service related.
The car has a good hood, chrome, and paintwork. Leather interior is very good and presents with a nice patina.
The car drives very, very well and leaves the new owner with very little to do other than the advisories, service items and cosmetics.
Offers invited around £52,000.00
* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.
* Vehicles with an original list price of more than £40,000 registered on or after 01 April 2017 must pay an additional £325 a year.
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