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Alvis Firebird


Produced: 1935-1939, 449 produced.
Types: Tourer,2 doors, 2+2 seats(sports tourer type)
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats(drophead coupe type)
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats(4-light, 6-light saloon types)
The Alvis Firebird was a British touring car made between 1935 and 1939 by Alvis Ltd in Coventry.

Developed from the Alvis Firefly, 449 Firebirds were produced, as a two door Tourer, a 2+2 sports tourer, a two door drophead Coupé, and a four door Saloon.

Powered by an 1842 cc 4 cylinder overhead valve Alvis engine, it had an aluminium body on an ash wood frame.  As with other Alvis cars, the Firebird was built as a rolling chassis then sent to the coachbuilders Cross & Ellis, to be finished to the customer's requirements, so all Alvis Firebirds are different. The Firebird had an all-synchromesh gearbox and the chassis was lubricated by grease nipples under the bonnet.

In 1939 World War II halted Alvis car production to make aircraft engines and a German Luftwaffe bomb destroyed the Alvis car factory in 1940.
Source: Wikipedia


1842ccS4 OHV73mm x 110mm5.8

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 10"4' 4"14' 5"5' 4" 0 (27)

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