Alvis 1938

Great Britain

12/70 (4 cyl., 1842 cc, 62.5 bhp; wb: 8 ft 10 in.) (sports tourer, drophead Coupé, sports saloon) – new model
Silver Crest (4 light saloon, 6 light saloon, drophead Coupé)
Silver Crest TF (6 cyl., 2362 cc, 68 bhp; wb: 10 ft 0 in.)
Silver Crest TH (6 cyl., 2762 cc, 95 bhp; wb: 10 ft 0 in.)
Crested Eagle (4 light saloon, 6 light saloon, limousine)
Crested Eagle TJ (6 cyl., 2762 cc, 77 bhp; wb: 10 ft 3 in.)
Crested Eagle TK (6 cyl., 2762 cc, 77 bhp; wb: 11 ft 0 in.)
Crested Eagle TA (6 cyl., 3571 cc, 106 bhp; wb: 10 ft 3 in.)
Crested Eagle TB (6 cyl., 3571 cc, 106 bhp; wb: 11 ft 0 in.)
Speed 25 (Sports tourer, drophead Coupé, sports saloon)
Speed 25 SB (6 cyl., 3571 cc, 106 bhp; wb: 10 ft 4 in.) - end of prod.
Speed 25 SC (6 cyl., 3571 cc, 106 bhp; wb: 10 ft 4 in.) - new model
4.3 Litre (6 cyl., 4387 cc, 137 bhp; wb: 10 ft 4 in / 10 ft 7 in.) (sports saloon, sports tourer)

 

The Alvis 12/70 was introduced by Alvis cars in 1937. It is a 4 cylinder car related to the 6 cylinder Alvis Silver Crest. Alvis designed and manufactured the 4 cylinder 1,842 cc pushrod overhead valve engine which is similar to the engine of the Alvis Firebird but is, in fact, a new design. Alvis also designed and made the 4 speed gearbox which have synchromesh on the top 3 speeds. Many of the other components are outsourced to other suppliers in a bid to cut costs.

Silver Crest is a six-cylinder engine chassis and George Lanchester had a great deal of say in the design of it. The Alvis 12/70 share the same basic engineering but have four cylinders.

 


Silver Crest


Silver Crest

 


Silver Crest


Silver Crest


Speed Twenty Five

 


Speed 25

 


12/70


12/70 Special

 

 


 
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
25-30.01.1938 Rallye Monte Carlo     1 21 Balfour   62nd