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  • 1939 Alvis 12/70 Compton Racing Special Boat-tail Manual


    1939 Alvis 12/70 Compton Racing Special Boat-tail Manual for sale


SOLD – Congratulations To Stephen 

1939 Alvis 12/70 Racing Special Roadster by Compton’s of Welshpool, presented in British Racing Green with black leather seats.

This very special Alvis was manufactured as a 12/70 in 1939, just before Alvis stopped car production to move on to war production later that year. The original 12/70 saloon was converted to a sports racing boattail special in 1966 by Compton’s of Welshpool, who as many will know was the acclaimed master of creating Alvis racing specials. Fitted with a later Alvis TA.14 1892 cc engine which was fully rebuilt in 2008 and mated to its Alvis 4-speed gearbox. Complete with new hood, tools and History File.

Part of a large private collection having being subject to regular maintenance over the years in addition to the major engine works. This is the first time to market in 20 years, presenting in quite exceptional order throughout. We feel this offers great value and an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to get involved with the many historic events it would be eligible for. Also perhaps the perfect choice for cross continental touring and would make a wonderful edition to any collection.

Contact either Adrian or Sam to book an appointment to view at our North Yorkshire showroom.

– Part Exchanges Considered. 

– UK & Worldwide delivery. 

– Finance options are available though our partners. 

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Year : 1939

Make : Alvis 12/70 Compton Racing Special 

Body Style : Roadster Boat-tail 

Mileage : 31,000

Transmission : 4 Speed Manual 

Engine : 2.0 Litre 

Exterior Colour : British Racing Green 

Interior Colour : Black

Drive Side : RHD

Registration : FOL 208

Price : £SOLD

After taking over a small Coventry carburettor manufacturer named Holley Bros. the original company, TG John and Co. Ltd., was founded in 1919. It originally made stationary engines and motor scooters. The company’s founder, naval architect T.G. John, was approached by Geoffrey de Freville with advanced designs for a 4-cylinder engine with aluminium pistons and pressure lubrication.

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