Alvis Firefly Tourer 1933

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Lot No: 40
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1933 Alvis Firefly Tourer TBC £8,000 - £10,000


In Brief:

  • Owned by The Vendor for the last 8 years
  • V5 shows just 2 former keepers
  • Lots of recommissioning work carried out including rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt ignition and oil change
  • Comes with comprehensive history file including bill of sale from 1961

On the Surface: This is a vintage 1933 Alvis Firefly Tourer and is described by the vendor as being in ‘oily rag’ condition. Owned by the vendor for the last 8 years and the registration document records just three owners from new. The vendor reports that the car is ‘running nicely with good oil pressure.’

Maintenance & History: Under the vendor’s ownership, some maintenance work has been undertaken. The sump has been removed and cleaned out, a new gasket fitted, an oil change completed and the fuel pump rebuilt. Additionally, the carburettor has been reconstructed and new fuel hoses installed. The ignition system has also been thoroughly rebuilt, with the installation of a new coil and the fitting of new points, a rotor arm and a distributor cap.

The car comes with a comprehensive history file filled with paperwork and information. This includes an invoice for the sale of the car in June 1961 for just £50, old MOT certificates, tax discs and pictures of the car. There is also a wealth of invoices, a photocopy of an Alvis Owner’s Club Handbook, a photocopy of an original Alvis Instruction Manual, and what appears to be an original Alvis Firefly Handbook.

The Model: The Alvis Firefly, manufactured by Alvis from 1932 to 1934, succeeded the 12/50 TJ model. It features a four-cylinder engine with overhead valves, delivering 50 bhp at 4500 rpm, thanks to its single SU carburettor. The engine design was a continuation from the 12/50 TH model (1927) and the 12/50 SD model (1927-1929), which made it economical to produce. The Firefly fits neatly into the 1.5-litre class, which was highly popular during its era.

Sale Insight: This 1933 Alvis Firefly Tourer represents a unique opportunity to own a rarer seen vintage motor car. The recent maintenance work is well-documented and would make it a great addition for collectors and enthusiasts.

Lot No. 40
Auction 25th July 2024
Vehicle Make Alvis
Vehicle Model Firefly Tourer
Year of Manufacture 1933
Mileage TBC
Registration KV5157
Date first Registered 19/07/1933
Chassis Number 10503
Engine Number 11048
Estimated Sale Price £8,000 - £10,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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