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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.
7th March 2024 – The front and back wings, bonnet and engine panels are being prepped for paint. The wings and bonnet will be sprayed black, and the engine panels will be sprayed maroon to match the doors and wheels.
22nd May 2024: Front and rear panels have had their final coat of black paint. Engine panels have been painted maroon. All have now been polished and are now ready to be delivered back to their owner.
> 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
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