1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749
Lot 318
1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon
Coachwork by Charlesworth Registration no. DXX 55 Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749
Sold for £18,000 (US$ 29,393) inc. premium

Lot Details
1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749 1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749 1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749 1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749 1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon  Chassis no. 13749 Engine no. 13749
1937 Alvis 3½-Litre Crested Eagle TB Saloon
Coachwork by Charlesworth

Registration no. DXX 55
Chassis no. 13749
Engine no. 13749

Footnotes

  • 'One feels confident before commencing a test of a given model of the Alvis range that the car will be unusually well made and solid, and that on the road it will prove to be steady and safe-feeling and to have an exceptional quality about its general manner.' - The Autocar, 3rd July 1936.

    Autocar was referring to the Crested Eagle, a model that had first appeared in 1933. A development of the 20hp Silver Eagle, the Crested Eagle was manufactured until 1940 and featured an X-braced chassis frame with transverse-leaf independent front suspension and mechanical brakes. Engines fitted were of 2,148, 2,511, 2,762 and 3,571cc in capacity - all of them overhead-valve sixes. Standard body styles available on the Crested Eagle chassis were limited to just three: four-light and six-light saloons and a limousine. Anyone wanting a sportier ride was directed to Alvis's splendid Speed Twenty-Five.

    This Crested Eagle has the desirable 3,571cc engine and carries four-light saloon coachwork by the Coventry firm of Charlesworth, a company perhaps best known for its contract work for various of manufacturers, most notably Alvis, as well as bespoke designs on other high quality chassis. '13749' was supplied new via Alvis's London agent Charles Follett Ltd but nothing is known of its subsequent history until 1960 when the car was owned by one S J Bartlett of Cheam, Surrey. At some time subsequently the Alvis was exported to the USA, from whence it returned in 1990 to be reregistered 'DXX 55'. The car was then acquired by Michael Layden of Luton, from whom it was purchased by the current owner in 2002. Significant maintenance works carried out include a radiator rebuild by marque specialists Red Triangle in 2002 and an engine rebuild by Classic Car Workshop in 2010 at a cost of circa £10,000, while additional regular servicing has enabled the owner to enjoy this wonderful motor car to the full. Described as in generally good condition, though with improvable paintwork, this powerful pre-war Alvis is offered with current road fund licence and V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the engine number is 14109.
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