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Saturday 13 December 2014


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   The Alvis Silver Eagle was first seen in 1930/31 as the successor of the model 14/75. Common to all cars was the straight six engine with overhead valves and two rigid axles, which were suspended from longitudinal leaf springs. All models were available as a touring car, roadster, saloon or convertible.In 1930 the cars the options were the SA and SD . Both had a wheelbase of 2845 mm. The SA, at 3962 mm, was a little shorter and 1600 mm wide, and had a 2148cc engine, which gave a decent 72 bhp (53 kW). The SD was 4013 mm long and 1511 mm wide; its engine had 1991 cc with. Both engines were fed through three SU carburetors. . The 1934  Silver Eagle, in SF guise, took the wheelbase and engine from TB. However, the car's length had grown to 4255 mm and the width of the car to 1588 mm and the engine was again fitted with three SU carburettors. Mid-1935, saw the SF  superseded by the SG. While the basic  body remained the same, the engine now had 110 mm stroke, resulting in a displacement of 2362 cc This engine produced 66 hp.  The top speed remained unchanged. The Alvis's of the day were all available with coachbuilt bodies by various companies, including Cross & Ellis, Charlseworth and others In 1936 the series was finally replaced by the Silver Crest. Offered here is a 1935 Silver Eagle, with what is believed to be, a unique FHC body by Cross and Ellis. The motor car has benefited from a recent and comprehensive cylinder head rebuild, new water pump, new radiator, all new tyres on freshly rebuilt wire wheels, a full, professional repaint and new metal as required, new roof covering, including the fully operational sunroof. This elegant Silver Eagle offers the legendary build quality of an Alvis and the uniqueness of its Cross & Ellis coachwork.
Offered at a very attractive price due to the thinning of a collection.
Note: The vendor does advise that the wiring harness on the car would benefit from replacement and suggests that this is looked at before the car is run.
 This is a late entry and will not appear in the printed catalogue. A late and/or replacement list is available on the day.
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