Alvis FWD sports/competition Tourer 1,5 l. Compressor I am happy to announce that this unusual sports/competition 1928 Alvis Front Wheel Drive is back in the Marreyt Classics classic car stables. This Alvis FWD is one of the only 142 produced, and absolutely correct. I can even say more: according to Mr. Tony Cox of the Alvis FWD register, who counts 36 FWD cars still known of in the whole world, my car with registration UU 8283 with car number 12019 and chassis number 7126 is one of the very few surviving Alvis FWD 'Ulster' 2 seaters, which has its original engine and original Carbodies coachwork. This car has from original an Ulster Tourist Trophy body (2seater tourer) made by Carbodies. Even some of the trim is still original! If I compare the car with period photographs and descriptions in the many period articles from the huge documentation file, which comes with the car, I can see that even in the smallest detail this Alvis FWD is totally original. Whenever I go through this documentation file and articles on the specialised press on this model, I am more and more enthusiastic about the unusual and very modern design for the period on this FWD Alvis ( front wheel drive, 4 independant wheels, compressor, overhead camshaft, straight cut gears in distributiuon and gearbox, inboard brakes, etc...). Alvis and Le Mans connoisseurs will know that this competition model did very well in the 24 h. Race of Le Mans in 1928, and underlined herewith the very advanced and state of the art technology of Alvis in those years. I drove the FWD a couple of summers ago in some club events and must say that I had a huge succes with the car and that it performed very well indeed, which confirms the excellent all round mechanical condition of the car. This excellent condition was certainly maintained and even improved while being in the possesion of one of my Swiss customers in the meantime. A regular visitor of my website will remember that I won first prize in its category with this FWD against fierce opposition at the Schwetzingen European Concours D'Elegance in the summer of 2002. The car has Belgian and British registration documents and comes with a fully detailed FIA passeport. This ultra rare bird, maintained in excellent original condition, represents a unique opportunity for the vintage competition car enthusiast.
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