Thursday 10 March 2016

1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Charlesworth Saloon - Robin Lawton


1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Charlesworth Saloon


Introduced in 1932, The Alvis Speed 20 was to earn an enviable reputation for its performance and high quality. The final version, designated ‘SC’, appeared in 1935 and benefited from an enlarged engine, displacing 2.8 litres. Further improvements included a syncromesh transmission and independent front suspension. The model was eventually superseded by the Speed 25 in 1937, by which time some 1165 examples of the earlier car had been produced.
A variety of coachwork styles were available and without doubt, the Charlesworth saloon was among the most handsome.

This fine example was first registered in Buxton, Derbyshire, in February 1935. Between 1979 – 1986, the car was the subject of  a total ‘body-off’ restoration to a very high standard – the work being fully documented and substantiated by photographs and many invoices in the extensice file of paperwork supplied.

Since the restoration was completed, only around 12,000 miles have been covered and the car has been meticulously maintained and continually improved. Recent work has included  replacement engine mountings, new clutch, driveshaft couplings, new rear springs, carburettor, brake and steering overhauls, wheels rebuilt, new stainless steel exhaust system and much more.

A correct ‘matching numbers’ car, with known history since new, it is sure to delight the most discerning enthusiast. With ample power and the ability to hold its own in modern traffic, this is an ideal motor car for longer distance touring and events.  It  is featured on page 180 of Kenneth Day’s book ‘Alvis – The Story Of The Red Triangle’

For more information please call me on 07710-364945 or 01420-474919.

We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton.  

Viewing strictly by prior appointment please.

Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.

© 2015 Robin Lawton

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