'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050

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Lot 9
1935 Alvis Speed 20SC
Coachwork by Charlesworth Registration no. BVX 91 Chassis no. 12050

Sold for £ 78,750 (US$ 100,773) inc. premium
'The Nell Collection'
1935 Alvis Speed 20SC
Coachwork by Charlesworth

Registration no. BVX 91
Chassis no. 12050
Odometer Reading: TBC
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*Part of a deceased estate
*Said to be very good bodily and mechanically
*Good history file


As with many buyers of superior-quality cars in the 1920s and 1930s, Alvis buyers were able to select the coachbuilder of their choice to effect a design that best suited their needs. While many selected a saloon body, some buyers preferred something that was more sporting and more rakish. Charlesworth, the company that bodied this 20SC, was based in Coventry and began in 1907, folding in the immediate post WW2 period, and its work in the 1930s was called 'Charlesworth's finest era' in Nick Walker's 'A-Z of British Coachbuilders 191-1960'. This example comes to the auction with vendor-assessed very good bodywork, medium paint, trim and wheels/tyres. The interior too is reported to be very good, with green seats, carpet and door cards (whose design is especially appealing) presenting very well and the wooden facings and dashboard in commensurate order. Turning to the mechanical side the engine is said to be very good for starting, running and presentation and the running gear, including gearbox, brakes and suspension is vendor-assessed as very good, with the electrics in the same condition. There is a good history file with the car.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 80/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 4
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 4

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'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
'The Nell Collection',1935 Alvis Speed 20SC   Chassis no. 12050
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