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1950s Alvis TA 14
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The Project

This 1950s Alvis TA 14 arrived into Carrosserie HQ early 2023 for a full restoration to the bodywork and to fully restore the engine.
23rd June 2023 – Bodywork repaired and prepped for final paintwork. Doors have began to be fitted and the engine has been restored.
 
9th August 2023 – Body has been sprayed black with maroon side trim to match the doors, which will be the next job on the list.
 
30th August 2023 – Wheels and side doors have been sprayed black with maroon to match the bodywork. Boot door has been sprayed black.
 
> More updates to follow.
The Alvis TA 14, unveiled in 1938, was a remarkable luxury car that fused elegant design with cutting-edge engineering. Its name, “TA,” denoted “Three-bearing Alvis,” referencing its innovative three-bearing engine. Boasting a robust chassis, independent front suspension, and a 1892cc inline-four engine, the TA 14 introduced the novelty of all-synchromesh gears, a pioneering feature for smoother gear shifts.
 
Tragically, the TA 14’s production was curtailed by the outbreak of World War II, as Alvis, like other manufacturers, redirected its resources towards war-related endeavors. However, post-war, Alvis revisited the TA 14 design and cautiously resumed production, albeit with subtle modifications.
 
The 1950s marked a transformative era for the automotive landscape. As tastes and technologies evolved, Alvis, too, underwent changes to stay relevant. Although the Alvis TA 14 was not produced in the 1950s, its influence was palpable. The company shifted its focus to newer models, such as the TA 21 and the TC 21. These models incorporated more powerful engines, refreshed designs, and advanced features, signifying Alvis’s response to the evolving demands of consumers.
 
In 1955, Alvis introduced the TC 108G, a sportier iteration of the TC 21. Boasting enhanced performance and a more potent engine, the TC 108G epitomised Alvis’s commitment to adapting to the shifting preferences of the market.
1950s Alvis TA 14 | Classic Car Restoration | Carrosserie
Steve
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I cant recommend Carrosserie highly enough, the service was exemplary from start to finish and the workmanship is second to none. I highly recommend giving the team a call for any work you need doing to your classic car, no matter what it is, you will not be disappointed!
Dr Tim Moss
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Thank you to all at Carroserie who have provided absolute commitment, professional expertise, the ultimate in personal service and 'tender loving care' for my 84-year-old car.

I cannot recommend Carroserie highly enough.
Nigel Cramp
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Great friendly and helpful team at Carrosserie. Highly quality work. This is the second time I've used their services.

Highly recommended if you want quality restoration or paint work.
Phil Sage
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The work carried out here is like magic, the standard the cars leave is fantastic, the cars they restore are works of art!

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9th August 2023

30th August 2023

Phil Sage
Phil Sage
27/09/2023
The work carried out here is like magic, the standard the cars leave is fantastic, the cars they restore are works of art !
Catherine Lonergan
Catherine Lonergan
26/02/2023
Very Friendly always helpful staff
Nigel Cramp
Nigel Cramp
25/06/2022
Great friendly and helpful team at Carrosserie. Highly quality work. This is the second time I've used their services. Highly recommended if you want quality restoration or paint work.
Ian Roper
Ian Roper
26/03/2022
Neil who owns the company straight away gave me one of the best buying experiences I have ever had. He was nice to speak with giving me confidence in buying from him from the outset. This continued throughout the buying process with updates on the process of finance that he organised. Because of my working schedule being so hectic and having to juggle many parental duties. We were unable to get over to pick up the car in the week. Despite the company being closed on weekends, Neil went out of his way to meet me on a Saturday afternoon and even showed me around his amazing company. It was so clear to me that this is someone who is genuine, kind and cares about his company and customers in equal amounts. A truly rare thing in this day in age. I wouldn't hesitate to use his company myself in the future and would recommend him to friends and family in a heartbeat.
John Royce
John Royce
16/02/2022
Outstanding choice of cars, superb restoration facilities from a very professional team. Highly recommended.
John F Crabbe
John F Crabbe
28/12/2021
Excellent and friendly service
Michael Leatherland
Michael Leatherland
19/08/2021
The brief was to bring my Austin Healey up to showroom standard to prepare it for sale. There were some problems along the way but were satisfactorily sorted out by the owner Neil who is a true gent. The workmanship was of the highest standard and never in doubt. My purchaser was very impressed with the quality of paintwork and overall presentation.
Colin Smith
Colin Smith
07/06/2021
Excellent service and good experience to advise on all aspects of vehicles
Craig Jameson
Craig Jameson
11/11/2019
Amazing

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