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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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91 of 105  Sat 29th Oct 2016 3:19am  
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Thanks Anne, That must be going back a while. I was hoping to hear of more celebrities, I can imagine there was quite a few.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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92 of 105  Sat 29th Oct 2016 4:02am  
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I know Edward the 8th bought a new Alvis but did not collect from the factory - it was shipped to his house in Paris.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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93 of 105  Sat 29th Oct 2016 4:20am  
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Dreamtime
94 of 105  Sat 29th Oct 2016 6:12am  
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charabanc
Coventry
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95 of 105  Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:37pm  
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If anyone has an obscure question about Alvis, a distant relative of mine is the official Alvis historian and I could make an enquiry of him on their behalf.
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bohica
coventry
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96 of 105  Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:46pm  
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Was there ever a fully equipped hospital underneath? Wink
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David H
Lancashire
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97 of 105  Sun 30th Oct 2016 10:42pm  
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The three cars pictured outside the Alvis works in I think 1991 are all from the Coventry Transport Museum collection. BO 2481 (if I've read it correctly) is the oldest surviving Alvis, a 1920 10/30 model. UL 2046 is a 1928 front wheel drive model, and 1 ALV is a 1965 TE21 model that belonged to the Alvis chairman J.J. Parkes. Edited by member, 30th Oct 2016 10:48 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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98 of 105  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 3:31pm  
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Super picture NeilsYard. My grandfather lived in Malvern Road, top of Holyhead Road and was a skilled toolmaker at Alvis. I still have his wartime works pass.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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99 of 105  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 1:41pm  
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As has been discussed before - the original Alvis works in 1934 which were east of the bridge - visible on the right here.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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100 of 105  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 5:15pm  
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And a slightly later one as they started to expand on to the new site west of the bridge. Can anyone confirm when the original site closed?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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101 of 105  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 7:06pm  
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Hi Neil, in the archive it says that British Leyland sold it in 1981. A Telegraph article says Alvis moved to Walsgrave in 1990 and to Telford in 1999.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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102 of 105  Wed 3rd Jan 2018 11:18am  
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Sorry Anne I meant the site on the town side of the bridge Wave
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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103 of 105  Tue 4th Sep 2018 12:07pm  
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Pleased to have seen this on Sunday at our local car show - a 1935 Alvis Speed 20 SC Charlesworth Saloon Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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104 of 105  Mon 19th Nov 2018 9:13am  
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Alvis - the amazing history
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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105 of 105  Wed 16th Dec 2020 10:11am  
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On 2nd Jan 2018 7:06pm, Annewiggy said: Hi Neil, in the archive it says that British Leyland sold it in 1981. A Telegraph article says Alvis moved to Walsgrave in 1990 and to Telford in 1999.
When Alvis moved to Walsgrave Triangle, they started a division called Alvis Fenestration. This division made window frames from solid bronze extrusions that were used in the New Parliament Building. It was said that it would have been cheaper to hang a new Mercedes in the spaces instead of the completed frames.
Mick Strong

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