The 12/50 was withdrawn between 1929 and 1930 when the company decided that the future lay with the front-wheel drive FD and FE models, but when these did not reach the hoped for volumes a final version of the 12/50 was announced for the 1931 model year as TJ. Fitted with the 1645 cc engine this continued in production until 1932.
The ‘post-vintage’ TJ is referred to by Alvis historians as being from the ‘revival period’, and it differs from its predecessor in a number of ways, notably coil instead of magneto ignition, deep chromed radiator shell, and rear petrol tank in place of the scuttle-mounted tank on most older 12/50s.
This elegantly bodied Ducks Back Alvis has had just 5 owners from new and comes with a history file containing previous invoices and old MOT’s. Said to drive superbly this is a charming vintage sports car which would not be out of place at any motoring event.
|Auction||True Greats 2018|
|Auction Date||4th December 2018|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
|Model||TJ 12/50 Ducks Back|
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