• Stunning and well-preserved concours-quality restoration
• Recognized as a CCCA Full Classic™
• Limited mileage since restoration; fastidiously maintained
• Mechanically very sound; sophisticated engineering and design
• 1 of 15 built with only 9 survivors known with Cross and Ellis Sport Touring body
2,362 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, triple S.U. carburetors, 66 HP at 4,200 RPM, four-speed fully-synchronized manual gearbox, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes
Founded in Coventry during 1919, the Alvis Car and Engineering Company produced some of the finest and most innovative sporting motorcars ever to come from England. The Silver Eagle was Alvis’ definitive prewar road model, with the name applied to two distinct groups, beginning with 1,498 “Vintage” Silver Eagles built 1929 – 1932. As few as 677 “Post Vintage” (PVT) Silver Eagles followed, with production during 1934 and the cars sold 1935 – 1937. Based on the running gear of Alvis’ Speed 20 and featuring a low stance with a double-drop frame, the PVT Silver Eagle remains one of Britain’s best prewar sports cars.
Two PVT Silver Eagles were offered, the ‘SF’ with a 2,138 cc six-cylinder engine, and the higher-specification ‘SG’ with a more-powerful 2,653 cc unit. Out of about 500 SG cars, only 15 were built with four-passenger, two-door Sport Touring bodies from Cross and Ellis, including this wonderful example, one of just nine known remaining today. Blessed with exceptional documentation from new, it was most recently the subject of a Summer 2015 feature in the CCCA Pacific Northwest Region magazine. It was delivered new by Alvis Ltd. to Bambers of Leeds, on April 4, 1936, where it was purchased that day by Mr. Grange Sheard. It is believed the SG was placed into storage during Mr. Sheard’s ownership of the car and following his eventual passing in 1951, it changed ownership for the first time in 1967. According to documents on file, the Alvis received a safety inspection by the UK Ministry of Transport on June 4, 1966 and then in July 1967, it was purchased by Elazar Behar of Seattle from Jack Bond of Vintage Autos Ltd. in London, England. It was loaded onto the Royal Main Line freighter SS Loch Loyal on August 23, 1967 and shipped to Los Angeles, where it cleared customs prior to arriving in Seattle on September 12, 1967. Alvis Ltd. parts records show Mr. Behar purchased a head gasket for the car in early 1968. In October 1972, Mr. Behar sold the Alvis to Paul Lutey of Freeland, Washington, through whom it passed in January 1976 to George Raab of Sammamish, Washington.
In 1984, Mr. Raab delivered the Alvis to Greg Soter’s Phantom Restorations in Seattle for a full restoration which was completed over a five-year timeframe with several thousand hours of work performed to high concours-quality standards. Soon after completion, Mr. Raab stored the Alvis and after his passing in October 2013, the current owner acquired it from the Raab estate. Dubbed “Scarlett” in recognition of its eye-catching red paint finish, the Alvis was carefully inspected, with its engine and working systems all found remaining as restored, needing only mechanical servicing and detailing in preparation for its first showing. Given its excellence and rarity, the owners submitted the Alvis to the rigorous application process for CCCA Full Classic™ recognition and in January 2014, their efforts were rewarded with the car accorded this coveted status. Under the current owners, the Alvis has been shown at the Concours d’Elegance at The Wood in Lynnwood, Washington, the Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, where it was subsequently placed within a special Custom Coachwork exhibit. Extremely rare and visually arresting with its Cross and Ellis coachwork conferring an adventurous and romantic aura, this beautifully restored, preserved, and well-documented 1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Sport Tourer exemplifies one of England’s finest prewar sports cars – bar none.
1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Sport Tourer
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