Alvis 1931

Great Britain

FWD 12/75 (Front Wheel drive; 2 seat sports, 4 seat sports, sports saloon) - discountinued - 142 were made from 1928.
12/50 (TJ) (4 cyl., 1645 cc, 50 bhp; wb: 9 ft 4 ½ in.) (2 seat sports, drophead Coupé, saloon)
12/60 (TK) (4 cyl., 1645 cc, 52 bhp; wb: 9 ft 4 in.) (2 seat sports, 4 seat sports, sports saloon) – new model
Silver Eagle 16.95 HP (TB) (6 cyl., 2148 cc; wb: 10 ft 3 in.) (drophead Coupé, saloon) – new model – this year only
Silver Eagle 20 HP (TC) (6 cyl., 2511 cc; wb 11 ft.) - new model – this year only


Silver Eagle

Alvis 16.95 HP Silver Eagle was first introduced in 1929 and continue into the thirties with detail improvements. Its six-cylinder engine has push rod-operated overhead valves and a cubic capacity of 2148 cc (67.5 x 100 mm). Wheelbase is 10 ft 3 in and the 1931/32 four/five-seater Tourer version costs £595. 20 HP Silver Eagle is basically similar to the 16.95 HP but has 73-mm bore, resulting in 2511-cc cubic capacity. Two wheelbase lengths are available: 10 ft 3 in (Model TB) and 11 ft (Model TC chassis for Limousine body). Like the 16.95 HP it features a Special Dual Ignition system, consisting of an aircraft type Polar Inductor Magneto, "adapted by the use of special switches and high-tension coil to work as coil ignition for starting, or in the unlikely event of magneto failure". The Mayfair Four-light Saloon sold at £775.


 


October '31


October '31


Silver Eagle 16 Tourer


Silver Eagle 20 Mayfair Four-light Saloon


October '31


Alvis Straight-Eight 1½-Litre Supercharged Front-Wheel Drive racer, photographed at Brooklands about 1931. The driver was Thomas Dowling and the passenger was the car's owner, Ernie Coleman.