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Overview

Produced: 1950-1953, 1314 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Alvis TA21 Mulliner Saloon Fvr (1951)

By 1950 the Alvis TA14 was really beginning to show its age and was lagging behind more modern rivals such as the Rover 75 P4. To answer this problem Alvis introduced a new model, the TA21, which although based on the old TA14 now had more power. The TA21 had a 2993cc (3.0 litre) six cylinder engine which was smooth and powerful.

Other improvements included hydraulic brakes and independent front suspension with coil springs. Coachwork was normally of the traditional four door Sports Saloon type, although some cars were fitted with attractive drophead coupe coachwork. In 1953 production of the TA21 was stopped and the model replaced by the similar TC21.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2993ccS6 OHVAlvis 6 cylinder OHV84mm x 90mm6.9

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Solex1Solex AAP dual-downdraught
SU 1.5inch2SU H4 from November 1951

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RWormIndependent/Coil SpringsBeam axle/Semi-elliptic leaf springs

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
86 mph19.8 s21.6 s0 mpg93 bhp 4000SU carbs
106 mph16.5 s20.5 s18 mpg100 bhp 4000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrumLockheed hydraulic two-leading show, 11inch drums

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 3"4' 6"4' 6"15' 4"5' 6" 0 (28)0' 0"

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