1952 Alvis Roadster

Last updated on September 9, 2022

Today’s car is a 1952 Alvis TB 21 Sports Tourer that is owned by Sandy Bettleman. The car is done in striking Silver with a Red leather interior. It is powered by Alvis 2993 cc, 3.0 L, 6 cylinder in line over head valve engine developing 90 HP with a single SU carburetor. Transferring that power through a 4 – speed manual transmission and delivering that power to the rear wheels through beam axle with 3.70 t0 1 gear ratio. The independent suspension is at the front end using coil springs with semi elliptical leaf springs at the rear. To slow this baby down are 11 inch drum brakes. The body was made by coach builder AP Metalcraft Ltd. in Coventry. The doors are rear hinged (suicide doors), were cut away at the top. Only 31 were produced, but this is the only left hand drive, the only 4 seater and was built as a Phototype for the American market. The MSRP, or Manufacture’s Suggested Retail Price in 1952 was $4500.00 US.

This is a rare car that gets plenty of attention and is great to look at.

Thanks for riding along. Frank

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