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  • Steering Wheel:
    RHD
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Fuel Type:
    Petrol
  • Year:
    1965 (C)
  • Colour:
    GOLD
  • Doors:
    2
  • Engine Size:
    3.0L
  • Interior Trim:
    Beige
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  • One of 18 examples extant
  • Presented in its original spec Metallic Sand Beige over Beige Connolly hide
  • Supplied with a huge, comprehensive history file
  • One of the best British convertibles ever built
  • A favourite of Douglas Bader & Prince Phillip alike
  • Fitted with brand new chrome wires and spinners
  • Maintained regardless of any expense
  • Under current ownership 2020 -2023 just under £24,000 spent on mechanical works
  • Uprated with Harvey Bailey handling kit, cooper craft brakes and lead free cylinder head
  • Equipped with power steering from new
  • Illustrated in Kenneth Days definitive work 'Alvis, The Story of the Red Triangle'
  • Buff log book and factory build records

This beautiful Alvis TE21 first drove off the factory production line on March 3rd 1965 and impresses today as much, if not more so than it did in period. This wonderful convertible grand tourer is presented in its stunning, original colour combination of Metallic Sand Coachwork with Beige Hide interior, chocolate brown carpets, hood and hood bag. Equipped from new with top of the line options including Chrome wire wheels, Borg-Warner Automatic transmission and Power-Steering. Just 33 such cars were produced with an automatic transmission of which only 18 remain.

This example was supplied new by W.J.Skelly Ltd, Motherwell. These cars cost the same as an Aston Martin DB5 Convertible when new. Fitting to read that this example spent its early years residing in Edinburgh with the Duke of Edinburg Prince Philipe. From 1974 to 1990 the car made its way past the Equator to the southern hemisphere in New Zealand - there are a number of photographs of the car in Tauranga wearing the registration GW 1523. Following the passing of its NZ owner the Alvis found its way back up home to Coventry with Red Triangle in late 1990.  

Fast forward to July 2020 where the car was acquired by keen motorist Roy and Gina. Under their care over £24,000 has been invested into the car including a host of mechanical improvements - used near and far by them its well know on the lawn at Goodwood.

This example was supplied new by W.J.Skelly Ltd, Motherwell. These cars cost the same as an Aston Martin DB5 Convertible when new. Fitting to read that this example spent its early years residing in Edinburgh with the Duke of Edinburg Prince Philipe. From 1974 to 1990 the car made its way past the Equator to the southern hemisphere in New Zealand - there are a number of photographs of the car in Tauranga wearing the registration GW 1523. Following the passing of its NZ owner the Alvis found its way back up home to Coventry with Red Triangle in late 1990.  

Fast forward to July 2020 where the car was acquired by keen motorist Roy and Gina. Under their care over £24,000 has been invested into the car including a host of mechanical improvements - used near and far by them its well know on the lawn at Goodwood.

Works carried out 2020-23

  • New front and rear springs and dampers, along with renewing all the bushes and links
  • Complete top end engine overhaul (including new valve seats to accommodate unleaded fuel)
  • Fuel system fully overhauled (including refurbished fuel tank and new fuel lines, etc)
  • Braking system refurbished/replaced (including new brake lines, callipers and discs)
  • Automatic gearbox refurbished by specialists in Birmingham to improve power transmission and smoothen the gear changes
  • Gauges were removed and overhauled (the original clock was sent to Switzerland for complete refurbishment and now keeps perfect time!)
  • Carburettors fastidiously overhauled and benefited from a 'rolling road' tune up
  • Head lights uprated and converted to halogen bulbs
  • Steering box removed and completely stripped and fully rebuilt, using correct replacement parts, giving the car a 'showroom fresh' feel at the wheel
  • Uprated entertainment system, installed 'retro style' radio, Bluetooth DAB/FM reception and a USB link for auxiliary devices
  • 5 new Michelin 185 HR15 XVS-P radial tyres (including the spare)
  • New Harvey Bailey 'handling kit' fitted April 2023, manufactured specifically for the Alvis TE21
  • Fuel pump fully overhauled
  • Cooling system fully flushed and all silt/residue removed (new core plugs fitted)
  • Original radiator was re-cored for maximum cooling, and the water pump was fully overhauled
  • Engine bay fitted with an auto/manual Kenlow fan

All major works and maintenance were completed by Alvis specialist, Earley Engineering.Routine services have been performed, and the car has evidently been kept in superb order following its restoration. You will not find a better driving example and this car benefits from the best history file we have seen on this series of car. 

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

  • Technical Data

    • Emissions
      • Engine Euro Status
        0
    • Engine and Drivetrain
      • Engine Capacity
        2,993 cc
      • Steering Wheel
        RHD
    • Weight and Capacities
      • Seats
        0
  • Contact Details

    DD Classics
    91-101 North Road Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4HJ
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  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Year
    1965 (C)
  • Colour
    GOLD
  • Doors
    2
  • Engine Size
    3.0L
  • Interior Trim
    Beige
  • Body Type
    Convertible
  • Emissions
    • Engine Euro Status
      0
  • Engine and Drivetrain
    • Engine Capacity
      2,993 cc
    • Steering Wheel
      RHD
  • Weight and Capacities
    • Seats
      0
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