The 12/50 established Alvis’s reputation as a reliable car both on the road and track. It epitomises all that is great about early 1930’s motoring. The car is completely rebuilt with new Alvis parts as necessary and runs well.
GO 5762, was registered as a Carbodies saloon on 30th April 1931 and used until 1960. It lay unused until 1970 when the partially fabric body (photo available) was beyond repair and scrapped and all the other components were carefully stored for later reassembly. It was discovered by a recognised private vintage car restorer in 2016 who undertook a full rebuild on the original chassis (No. 13610) and constructed a new ash framed and panel-beaten body to the Alvis 12/50 duck’s back design.
The robust 12/50, 1645cc engine, No 9353, was totally refurbished with largely new parts as were the gearbox, axles and brakes. The instruments are correct and the wheels were repaired and new tyres fitted. It now drives well as is still running-in for the next few hundred miles. A hood frame and canvas hood are currently being fitted. The car comes with a copy of the build sheet, buff log book, drawings, photos during rebuild, original instruction book, etc and the V5.