The Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was based in Coventry from 1919 through to 1967 and, in addition to motorcars designed for the civilian market, they also produced racing cars, aircraft engines and armoured cars together with armoured fighting vehicles. After becoming a subsidiary of Rover in 1965, car manufacturing ended although armoured vehicle manufacturing continued. Alvis became part of British Leyland and then, sadly in 1982, was sold to United Scientific Holdings which renamed itself Alvis Plc.
This Firefly, fitted with attractive Cross and Ellis four seat Tourer coachwork, has been in the current long term ownership for over 20 years, and has benefitted from a restoration in the 1990s.
The car presents well, the ride and handling are said to be very good, the car is equally happy in the lanes or on faster A-roads.
Finished in British Racing Green, and complete with hood bag and tonneau cover, this is a very attractive usable pre-war Tourer which we are sure will provide a huge amount of fun for its lucky next owner.