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Alvis TD21

Alvis TD21

British luxury car maker Alvis turned to Graber of Switzerland to supply bodies for its new luxury GT in 1958 - and the result was a car that looked absolutely stunning. As well as the sleek, elegant two-door coupe, an even prettier drophead variant was introduced. Although designed by Graber, the bodies were built in England, first by Willowbrook in Loughborough and later by Park Ward of London. Series II models, from 1962, had disc brakes on all four wheels and a five-speed manual gearbox, or optional three-speed automatic. The TD21 evolved into the TE21 and TF21 until 1967, when production was stopped by Alvis' parent company Rover, who wanted Alvis to concentrate on building military vehicles instead. Alvis remains an important manufacturer of military vehicles to this day, although it is HO longer part of Rover.

Alvis TD21 Specifications

Top speed:106 mph (170 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):13.5 sec
Engine type:in-line six
Displacement:182 ci (2,993 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:115 bhp (86 kW) at 4,000 rpm
Max torque:152 lb ft (206 Nm) at 2,500 rpm
Weight:3,360 lb (1,512 kg)
Economy:22 mpg (7.8 km/I)

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