1952 Alvis TA21 – Tickford DHC – Registration KGA 342
Engine number: 24540
Car number: 20120
The Alvis type TA21 was announced in 1950, looking much like its TA14 predecessor but featuring independent front suspension and a new, overhead-valve, six cylinder, 3-litre engine. Styled along classic, pre-war lines, the 3-Litre was considered by Autocar magazine to appeal to 'discerning owners who appreciate quality and good handling as well as mere performance’. Not that the TA21 was lacking in the latter, comfortable cruising at 70mph and a maximum speed of better than 85mph being reported. Additions to the range of models were not long in coming, a sports two-seater and a Tickford bodied two-door drophead coupé being announced for the 1951 season. It is of conservative design, it is a family-sized car, it is of relatively high power, yet the weight is lower than might be expected. Perhaps the best thing about it is that many of the handling characteristics of the sportscar have been built into the chassis which, combined with a low centre of gravity and a reasonable amount of space, make this fine car something of a compromise suited to those who want both family car and classic sportscar features all in one package.
This excellent Alvis TA21, a Tickford bodied DHC, is one of the nicest models we have been fortunate to handle. Matching numbers and finished in maroon bodywork with matching maroon carpet, beige trim with maroon piping and complimented with a beige fabric roof.
An extensive history file accompanies this vehicle which, along with evidence of the care and attention given to this vehicle, also lists every owner. One of whom was the acclaimed poet, journalist, actor and broadcaster Joseph T G Macleod.
Our restoration business has carried out a full inspection of the vehicle and the three page report is in the history file. We are handling this sale on behalf of the widow of the owner.
Body Type: Tickford DHC
Transmission: 4 speed manual
* 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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