The Alvis TD21 DHC is a true classic British sports coupe.
This example is a Series One with Borg Warner automatic gearbox.
The history file tells us that it was registered new by a Sheffield dealership in October 1959. They sold it to a local company, A A Bramall, where it was the personal transport of their owner, Mr Bramall, who kept the car until about 1965 after which it was sold to a Mr Moss who kept it until 1970.
Mr Moss then sold it to a London dealer who soon sold it in November 1970 to a lady, Edith Mounthill, in North West London.
In 1977 it was acquired by Lindsay Charles Blaaberg whose London address was Queen Anne Street in Marylebone. The history file contains correspondence between the Alvis specialists, Red Triangle and Mr Blaaburg along with numerous invoices from them and other suppliers during his 17 years of ownership.
It was during this time, in 1979, that the speedometer was replaced with a new one from Red Triangle. The reading at the time was 17297 miles. The current reading is now 23888 which gives a total mileage of 41185 which maybe correct although we have no very early history to confirm.
In 1994 it returned once more to Sheffield when it was bought by a local dentist who immediately commissioned a comprehensive restoration with an Alvis specialist in Lancashire.
A series of photographs in the history file shows the work undertaken during the restoration which was finished in January 1996 at a final cost of £14437.
The dentist had further work done with the same specialist in 2004 at a cost of over £7200.
He has used the car on a regular basis during his 24 year ownership and in 2008 he drove it up to North Yorkshire for a starring role in an episode of the TV program Heartbeat.
It is now only for sale due to ill health.
Although the car is MOT exempt as it was manufactured prior to 1960, it has an MOT which runs until December 2018.
The car will be licensed for twelve months from the date of sale for the new owner at no cost as the car qualifies for the Historic Taxation class.
The history file contains the V5, copies of 4 previous V5s showing the ownership history, the current MOT, numerous previous MOTs, the photographs of the restoration and dozens of invoices dating from 1977 onwards for parts purchased and work undertaken including the invoice from January 1996 for the restoration at a cost of £14437.
Classic open top sports motoring and likely to be an excellent investment.
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