British automotive manufacturer Alvis will turn another classic car page adding an extended range of Continuation Series cars to their already legendary existing status.
The Warwickshire-based car manufacturer will build an extended range of road-legal pre-and post-War continuation cars, using vital and key components such as chassis that have been stored for over half a century.
Remaining firmly faithful to Alvis’ original spirit and design focus a century after it was founded, the Continuation Series has now been extended to include two chassis and six body options with post-war derivatives assembled using original chassis and engine blocks unused since production stopped in 1968. Powered by either a 3-litre or 4.3-litre Alvis-designed in-line six-cylinder engine, each has been developed from the original Works designs and, thanks to fuel injection and modern engine management electronics, meets legislation in a number of markets including Japan, where five of the new cars have now been ordered.
Worked closely with VOSA
Embracing technology and strict guidelines, Alvis has worked closely with VOSA to ensure its range is fully IVA-approved and road-legal. Each model is carefully hand-built at its Kenilworth Works, the home of Red Triangle, Alvis’ service and restoration centre, that was created when the original Coventry factory closed in 1968. At the time, the factory’s stock of chassis, engine blocks and thousands of other components were brought to Red Triangle and have been carefully stored in their original crates ever since.
Each derivative takes between 4-5,000 hours to build and features period bodywork styles created by prestigious coachbuilders of the times:
- 3-litre Park Ward Drop Head
- 3-litre Graber Super Coupe
- 3-litre Graber Super Cabriolet
- 4.3-litre Vanden Plas Tourer
- 4.3-litre Bertelli Coupe
- 4.3-litre Lancefield Concealed Hood
|3 Litre models
|4.3 Litre models
More information and details can be found via this link.
Images courtesy of Alvis Cars.