Classic Car Catalogue


Alvis 1940

Great Britain

12/70 (sports tourer, drophead Coupé, sports saloon) - discontinued 741 were made between 1938-1940.
12/70 (4 cyl., 1842 cc, 62.5 bhp; wb: 8 ft 10 in.)
Silver Crest (4 light saloon, 6 light saloon, drophead Coupé) - discontinued 344 were made between 1937-1940.
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) - discontinued 652 were made from 1933.
Speed 25 (Sports tourer, drophead Coupé, sports saloon) - discontinued 536 were made between 1936-1940.
Speed 25 SC (6 cyl., 3571 cc, 106 bhp; wb: 10 ft 4 in.)
4.3-Litre (sports saloon, sports tourer) - discontinued 204 were made between 1937-1940.
4.3 Litre (6 cyl., 4387 cc, 137 bhp; wb: 10 ft 4 in / 10 ft 7 in.)


Alvis 4.3-Litre with four-door Tourer bodywork by Cross & Ellis.

 

Unlike the Tourer, the 1940 Alvis Saloon and Drophead Coupé not have running boards; the wings on these models are faired into the sides of the scuttle. The six-cylinder engine have a cubic capacity of 4387 cc (92 x 110 mm) and is rated at 31.48 HP. Other Alvis offered in 1940 are the 12/70 (1842-cc Four), Silver Crest (2362- and 2762-cc Six) and Speed 25 (3571-cc Six).

In 1939 World War II halted Alvis car production to make aircraft engines and a German Luftwaffe bomb destroyed the Alvis car factory in 1940.