29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 98

1964 Alvis TE21
1 of just 352 TE21s manufactured

Sold for £23,625

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 9420 KV
Chassis No: 27180
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of just 178 manual examples from a total production run of only 352
  • Matching chassis and engine numbers and optioned with power steering from new
  • Extensive expenditure between 2010 and 2020 to the sum of over £35,000
  • Entered from a small private collection of Alvis cars
  • Offered with a large history file

Introduced in 1963, the Alvis TE21 was visually distinguished from its predecessor by ‘over and under’ quad headlights and a revised interior. Based around a rigid box-section chassis equipped with independent coil-and-wishbone front suspension, a well-located ‘live’ rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes, the newcomer boasted a revised, more user-friendly steering box (and the option of power steering from 1964 onwards). Reworked with a ‘bigger valve’ cylinder head and more efficient exhaust manifold, the refined four-seater’s 2993cc OHV straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 130bhp and 172lbft of torque. Available with a choice of either ZF five-speed manual or Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission, the model was reputedly capable of 110mph. Trimmed in Connolly leather, the Alvis’ cosseting interior featured a central armrest for the back seat and more accessible ashtrays. Available to special order until 1967, just 352 TE21s were made of which 178 were fixed-heads fitted with five-speed manual transmission.

Chassis ‘27180’ was manufactured in 1964 and was delivered on the 25th of September to Brooklands of Bond Street for supply to its first owner, Michael H. Price Esq of Kelso, Scotland on the 28th of that month. Fitted with the rarer manual ZF (five-speed) gearbox, and specified with desirable power steering from new, ‘27180’ has been finished in Grey paintwork from the factory and is complemented by a Light Grey leather interior upholstery with Blue carpeting. Retained in first ownership until 1967, the Alvis remained in Scotland into the late 1970s, with both the second and third owners, before spending some time on the Isle of Man.

Lavished with over £35,000 worth of expenditure between 2010 and 2020, significant amounts of the expenditure were with well-renowned marque specialists Red Triangle. The work completed included improvements to the bodywork and paintwork; a full interior re-trim; renewal of the wiring loom; conversion to electronic ignition; improvement to the steering; renewed suspension bushes and further suspension fettling; attention to the handbrake, significant improvement to cosmetic and chrome; and several services, as well as much more.

Boasting matching chassis and engine numbers, the TE21 shows a recorded mileage of 43,184 miles (at the time of consignment) and is offered today from a small private collection of Alvis cars. Offered with a large history file that contains the Red Triangle build information, extensive invoices dating back to the mid-1980s (many being from Red Triangle), the original buff logbook, and a current V5C document. Starting readily, and running and driving well during our photography session, this attractive and desirable manual, TE21 is an excellent chance to acquire an exceptionally classy and usable grand tourer.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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