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The Alvis Speed 25 is a six-cylinder British touring car built between 1936 and 19540 by Alvis Ltd., in Coventry, England. It is widely considered one of the finest cars produced in the 1930's. It was capable of high speed touring (nearly 100 mph) and had a driveline that was balanced as a unit to reduce vibration. The appearance was a matter of owner selection, as Alvis supplied the chassis only, leaving the buyer to select the coachwork. That chassis is an impressive piece. It features independent front suspension, vacuum-assisted brakes, a fully synchronized four-speed gearbox, built-in jacks, adjustable shocks, and a 137 horsepower. Just 391 of the Speed 25 chassis were built between 1936 and 1939.

This car features a one-off body by Offord & Sons. The design includes a disappearing top and a spare carried in the boot. The body has been refinished in the original colors. It was commissioned in May of 1938 by Frederick Arthur Thomas, the president of the Institute of Consulting Engineers, and it spent the war on the island of Jersey under German occupation. It was returned to England in 1956 and was then imported to the United States in 1962. Its current owner acquired the car in 1994. After successfully completing a 1,000 mile New England tour in 1996, the car was shown at Pebble Beach in 2002 and was awarded Most Elegant Open Car. In 2015, it completed the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic Tour from Seattle to Pebble Beach.

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1937 Alvis Speed 25 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Alvis Speed 25

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Alvis TA 25/63 Crested Eagle
Sold for USD$14,280
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1937 Alvis Speed 25 Charlesworth Drop Head Coupé
Chassis#: 14440
Sold for USD$91,840
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1937 Alvis Speed 25 SB VdP-Style Tourer
Chassis#: 13677
Sold for USD$60,047
  2012 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1937 Alvis Speed 25 Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: 14379
Sold for USD$92,867
  2006 Coys Auction at The Donington Classic
 
1937 Alvis Speed 25 Type SB
Chassis#: 14466
Sold for USD$64,720
  2005 Coys Auction - True Greats
 

Alvis Speed 25s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1937 Alvis Speed 25's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Alvis Speed Twenty-Five Drophead Coupé143762019 Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon $75,000$95,000

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1937 Alvis Speed 25 Profiles

1937 Alvis Speed 25 vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Offord