1953 Alvis TC 21/100 is a right-hand drive “Grey Lady” drophead coupe that was reportedly sold new in England and imported to the US some time ago. Finished in burgundy and black over brown upholstery, the car is powered by a matching numbers 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. Features include a tan soft top, front driving lamps, fender-mounted side mirrors, and knock-off wire wheels. The car was acquired by the seller around a year ago. The previous owner is said to have repaired/replaced transmission leaks and replacing the freeze plugs, battery, and fluids. This Alvis is being offered at no reserve with a fitted car cover, Alvis Owner’s Club items, spare parts, marque literature, an extensive library, tools, photos from the aforementioned work, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The car is said to be one of approximately 81 Tickford-bodied examples produced (Same coach builder as Bentley), and is finished in two-tone burgundy and black and features a tan convertible top, rear-hinged doors, fender-mounted side mirrors, and Trafficator turn signals. Mismatched front driving lamps, removed by seller to unclutter the front view; one for Fog and the other for driving are supplied with the sale of the car. The driver-side front fender was repaired and repainted during previous ownership, and the rear wheel spats and engine vent panels were replaced. The brightwork is said to have been re-chromed at that time and aftermarket rear turn signals were added. Cracking paint is evident on the body, and the seller notes that two bolt holes in the driver-side front fender are rusted. Cracked bodywork is present ahead of the driver’s door.
Silver-finished wire wheels are secured by two-eared knock-off spinners and mounted with American Classic whitewall tires. A full-size spare is included in the sale. Braking is through hydraulically actuated drums at all four corners.
The right-hand drive cabin houses seats trimmed in brown.