Classic Car Catalogue

Alvis 1958

Great Britain

TC 108G Three Litre Sports Saloon (wb: 111.5 in.) - discountinued
TD 21 Three Litre (2-door saloon, drophead Coupé) (wb: 111.5 in.) - new model

TC 108 G Sports Saloon

TC 108 G Drophead Coupé

37 of TC 108G were made from 1955-1958, including several on chassis supplied to coachbuilders other than Willowbrook.

3-Litre Model TC108/G Drophead Coupé is similar to the 3-Litre Saloon. This elegant version was also styled by Carrosserie Graber of Switzerland, who also built most of those models which were for export. Those sold in Britain were made entirely in England by bus builder Willowbrook of Loughborough. The body was made by forming metal around a traditional wooden frame. This proved to be expensive and the deal was terminated and a new contract placed with Park Ward, the modified vehicle becoming the TD21.

The Alvis TD21 is an updated version of the TC 108G with body construction by Park Ward who is better able to supply them to the quantity, quality and price required. It is slightly taller and a drophead Coupé is added to the range. The 2,993 cc engine is again uprated, now producing 115 bhp mainly by an improved cylinder head and increasing the compression ration from 8.0:1 to 8.5:1. A new four speed gearbox from the Austin-Healey and Borg-Warner three speed automatic transmission is offered. Suspension is similar to the TC 21, independent at the front using coil springs with leaf springs at the rear but the track is increased by 1 inch to 55.5 in. and a front anti-roll bar added. Wire spoked wheels are optional.

TC 108 G Convertible by Graber

TD 21 Coupé by Graber

TD 21 Park Ward