RH Classics is delighted to offer for sale this beautifully preserved Alvis TE21 Saloon on behalf of the estate of its long-term custodian.
Finished in period perfect Metallic light Beige, complimented by original Maroon trim, this Graber styled Alvis was first registered on 17 June 1964, one of just 352 Series 111 cars produced between 1963 & 1966 before the final Alvis road car arrived with the Alvis TF the following year.
Our TE21 boasts a superb specification – manual 5 speed ZF gearbox and wire wheels, finished to match the body colour, rather than the normally seen chrome finish and shod with Vredestein Sport Classic tyres.
The original interior is superb, featuring gently patinated but beautifully aromatic Connolly leather trim, wood rim Bluemels 3 spoke steering wheel, a superb walnut dash and door cappings, with a discrete classic style DAB radio. The car is an absolute joy to drive, with factory power steering, light controls, brisk acceleration and a feeling of quality seldom experienced.
First registered to shipping company W B Woolley and Company, based in EC3, London, the car enjoyed low ownership in period before moving to Holland in 1983, where it was purchased by the founder of the Alvis Owners Club in the Netherlands. He kept the car for a quarter of a century before it was repatriated to the UK in 2008 and it has remained in the care of one family since then.
Indeed, the car is very well known to us as we have maintained it since it returned to these shores. Over the years we have maintained and restored a number of these cars, so we’re well qualified to bring it to market and are very happy to do so, given its condition and provenance.
Well maintained; in the accompanying history file are bills for over £45,000 since 2008. Work carried out over and above regular maintenance has included a rebuilt gearbox in addition to a full body restoration carried out by us in 2016 at a cost of almost £13,000 before a bare metal repaint costing a further £7000.
The comprehensive document file also includes the original green logbook, copies of correspondence with the previous owner in Holland and importation paperwork.
Gently patinated and exuding originality, it drives as well as it looks and is a car that you can really enjoy without obsessing about the odd stone chip; we think it provides the best of all worlds and as such, it’s criminally undervalued.