ALVIS CAR CLUB of

VICTORIA

ABN 36 118 172 771

 

OLD PHOTOS of PRE WAR ALVIS CARS IN AUSTRALIA

1923-1980, for more recent photos follow the links (yellow) to the photo galleries or look for the required chassis number on the event pages

(cars which are known to exist have a link such as "See Photo Gallery").

YET TO BE IDENTIFIED 12/50's, Speed 20's

Historical photographs of Alvis cars taken at various events (click on photos to enlarge, further photos and descriptions will be added as time permits).

Anyone with any information concerning the location/ date etc of any of these photos please email me (dparsell@ozemail.com.au) .

Additional photos and other historical information to add to the site is more than welcome, please contact me via email

Note: Photos taken by: (LL) Les Lee, Alvis owner in 1950's, (LV) Library of Victoria, (LNSW) Library NSW, (LN) National Library (Aus), (RS) Rob Sands, Tony Johns, Bob King, Ashley Tracey and others, various sources, (JL) John Lang, (SD) Steve Denner, (AM) Alan McKinnon, (DW) David Wischer, ( PM) Peter Miller, (PB) Paul Bamford, (RH) Roy Henderson, (RW) Ron Wilson, (McD) McDougall collection.

1923 TC 12/40

Car 7211
Chassis 1948
Engine 3819

See photo gallery

 

1973 (AM)

1980's (RW)

       

1924 TC 12/40

Car 7796
Chassis 2447
Engine 2802

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) GSI685

Rob Roy Hillclimb1950's (LL)

Rob Roy Hillclimb1950's (LL)

1973 (AM)

1973 (AM)

   

1923 TC 12/40

Car
Chassis 2929
Engine

Reg. No's 226948, RL608 (NSW)

Maroubra Speedway?

L: 1924 Alvis, Fred Braitling, Wentworth Autodrome 11/1933 (LNSW)

R: 1924 Alvis, Fred Braitling, Wentworth Autodrome 11/1933 (LNSW)

   

1924 SA 12/50

Car 8459
Chassis 3121
Engine 2525

Original Engine 3471

we are confident this exists

Reg. No's (Vic) GDA046 (1954), IBS934 (1975) engine changed to 3169 , Reg 342 (1980)

 

 

Heidelberg Hillclimb

See attached article

(RS)

(AM)

(AM)

(AM)

1973 (AM)

1973 (AM)

1924 SA 12/50

(cont.)

Car 8459
Chassis 3121
Engine 2525

Original Engine 3471

1976 (Alvibatics)

1976 (Alvibatics)

Start of Wizard Smith, Melbourne-Sydney Re-enactment with Derek Nimmo, Ch 7809 in background

1976 (Alvibatics)

Amaroo Park

(AM)

1924 SA 12/50

Car 8526
Chassis 3227
Engine 3529

Reg. No's (Vic) 195520, 279083, EO060 (1942)

         

1924 SC 12/50

Car 8637
Chassis 3325
Engine 3529

(originally 3643)

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 81822, 185340, GAF808,

 

(RS) Kalorama 1961

~1970

       

Photo's Gerard Wardell, 1924 Alvis "Nora"

SC 12/50 Ch 3390 Eng 3751, Car 8749

See photo gallery

Mt Feathertop (LV)

Eldorado, Vic (LV)

1925 SC 12/50

Car 8793
Chassis 3505
Engine 3762

"Albert"

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) GAW 088 (1953), GKJ 829 (1955)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

Ch 7317 (L)

1970's (DW)

Ch 7317 (L)

1970's (DW)

1973 (AM)

1925 SC 12/50

Car 8801
Chassis 3514
Engine 3856

See photo gallery

RACV Malpas Hillclimb (Craigeburn), 1926

Reg. No's (Vic) 378, FX373, LU139, GLN003

(RS)

(RS)

(RS)

(RS)

(RS) Table Talk Aug 25

(RS) Table Talk Aug 25.

1925 SC 12/50

Car 8801
Chassis 3514
Engine 3856

(As above)

 

((Alvic)

1957?

(As per right)

(PM)

Historic Rob Roy Hillclimb, 1957, P Conrad, Fastest Sports, Group A, 39.20s

(PM)

(PM)

1925 SC 12/50

Car 8960
Chassis 3625
Engine 3601

See photo gallery

Mrs Wilson ~ 1930

         

1925 SC 12/50

Car 9008
Chassis 3761
Engine 4019

Engine changed to 3461 (1947)

Reg. No's (Vic) 63751, GY161 (1945), KE470n (1947), VO803

1950's (LL)

         

1925 TE 12/50

Car 9436 (9120)
Chassis 3786
Engine 4810

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) LXW700 (1974), BX566(1983).

 

1972 (AM)

 

Looks small from this angle

1973 (AM)

Ch 4560 (Right)

1973 (AM)

1984 Young NSW

   

1925 TE 12/50

Car 9351
Chassis 4013
Engine 4366

See photo gallery

 

1976 (AM)

far right, location unknown

1976 (AM)

       

1926 12/50

Car
Chassis 4161
Engine 4870

Reg. No's (Vic) ZN716

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

       

1926 TE 12/50

Car
Chassis 4213
Engine 4568

See photo gallery

 

 

Tasmania 1966, current owner getting his drivers license

1966 (McD)

         

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9552
Chassis 4229
Engine 4583

See photo gallery

 

Glen Iris ~1953

 

 

     

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9700
Chassis 4396
Engine 4757

C&E 4str Sports

(we think)

Reg. No's (Vic) 8676

Bruthen, Vic (RS/PB)

         

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9756
Chassis 4433
Engine 4121

(Originally 4783)

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) GA943 (1944), ST133 (1950)

1950's (LL)

(SD) Elsternwick 1950's

1950's (PB)

(RS) Kalorama 1961

(RS) Kalorama 1961

1960's

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9756
Chassis 4433
Engine 4121

(Originally 4783)

As above

(PB)

(PB)

1970's (DW)

Nullarbor, 1978 (SD)

1982 (AM)

 

 

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9784
Chassis 4455
Engine 4810

Engine changed to 3461 (1947)

Reg. No's (Vic) 120097

(RS)

(RS)

For more details see

https://primotipo.com/2021/08/07/ medium-rare-with-pepper-sauce/

     

1926 TE 12/50

Car 9815
Chassis 4485
Engine 4841

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) DTQ737, BIF426, SV9709

1975 (AM)

1978 (AM)

1978 (AM)

1982 (AM)

1983 (AM)

1983 (AM)

1926 TG 12/50

Car 9894
Chassis 4560
Engine 4911

See photo gallery

1978 (AM)

         

1926 TH 12/50

Car 10011
Chassis 4691
Engine 5029

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 111987, 135748 (1940), ED846 (1942),

1982 (AM)

1983 (AM)

 

1983 (AM)

1984 (AM)

   

1927 TG 12/50

Car 10264
Chassis 4948
Engine 5297

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 74230 (NSW),

1984 (AM)

1984 (AM)

1984 (AM)

1984 (AM)

1984 (AM)

1984 (AM)

1927 SD 12/50

Car 10300
Chassis 5000
Engine 5349

Engine changed to 4914(1968) now back to 5349

Reg. No's (Vic) 15617, 140378, CG049 (1940), JZV069

RS Gardner 1928 100 Miles race

(RS)

100 Miles race list of competitors

(RS)

 

Alvic April 2014

(RS)

  https://primotipo.com/2020/05/ 28/1928-100-miles-road- race-phillip-island/

1927 SD 12-50

Car 1030
Ch 5448
Eng 5805

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 199062, BA263 (1939), DS414 (1942), GW904 (1945), KFZ 699

 

Kalorama

1973 (AM)

1929 TG 12-50

Car 11602
Ch 6759
Eng 7055

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (NZ) JM1250, (Aus) S16314

1980's (RW) (probably NZ)

Unidentified 12/50's ?

Williams Special 1948

Doesn't look Alvis but is mainly 12/50. lowered and altered chassis, modified engine, 2 x carter carburettors. 12/50 gearbox, clutch etc. Australian Motorsport 1948.

1950's (LL)

1980's? (RW)

1950's (LL)

 

 

1950's (LL)

D.M Bryce 12/50 1936 (LN)

.

Sydney GPO, 1924, Alvis foreground, 4th from right (LNSW)

 

 

12/50 Phil Garlick, Kiama 1925

(LN SW)

 

1926 12/50, 4/1937, Daily Telegraph (LNSW)

 

12/50

Car
Chassis
Engine

 

Reg. No's (Vic) 74575

 

 

 

Hutton

Heidelberg Hillclimb 1925

(RS)

Hutton

Heidelberg Hillclimb 1925

(RS)

Hutton (1926)

(RS)

 

Hutton Alvis at rear (1928)

https://primotipo.com/2020/05/28/1928-100-miles-road-race-phillip-island/

(RS)

Not sure there is much Alvis left in this one apart from the radiator?
Penrith Speedway 1928

(LNSW)

(LNSW)

With help some of the components are identified as: It looks like a T-Ford chassis, Alvis 12/50 radiator, Marchal headlamps and French ODA bonnet catches, probably from the same source as the headlamps. Perhaps others can help further

(LNSW)

1928 14.75

Car 11334
Chassis 6508
Engine 6775 Body 4850 (Carbodies)

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 142753, 76961 (1936), FN352 (1945), GF453 (1945), UK557 (1951)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

(RS) Kalorama 1961

     

1928 Silver Eagle

Car 12005
Chassis 7223
Engine 7812

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 57309, DL036, GSM540 (1957)

1950's (LL)

(Alvic 2020)

 

1970's (DW)

1970's (DW)

1973 (AM)

 

 

 

1928 FWD

Car 11825
Chassis 6992
Engine 7602

Reg No's (NSW), 757, 77-888 (1987)

See photo gallery

Mr H Taylor (757) in the 4 mile Supercharged Handicap beach sprint at
Gerringong on 16 Nov 1929.

Bartlett won in the type 35? (eight cyl) on the
right.

 

Rob Gunnel collection

Photo left

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/ 160391509?searchTerm=thompson%20 bartlett%20bugatti%20alvis

1948
(PB)

   

1928 FWD

Car 11786
Chassis 7035
Engine 7598

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 58219, 148250, 245150 (1936), 60588 (1937), FP583 (1943)

This is the car driven by Albert Edwards in the 1930&32 AGP at Phillip Island.

Car is currently being rebuilt in its GP form.

(RS) (Bob King collection)

(RS) (Bob King collection)

 

 

(RS) (Bob King collection)

Edwards in driving seat, around 1930

 

 

1928 FWD

Car 11786
Chassis 7035
Engine 7598

As above

(RS)

(RS)

1973 (AM)

ACCV Rob Roy

1970's (DW)

 

 

Adelaide 2015, restoration in progress

1928 FWD

Car 12096
Chassis 7192
Engine 7679

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 29533, 55668 (1939), HD401 (1946)

1940's (PB)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1928 FWD cont.

Car 12096
Chassis 7192
Engine 7679

Reg. No's (Vic) 29533, 55668 (1939), HD401 (1946)

(RS)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

(RS) Geelong Sprints 1964

(RS) Geelong Sprints 1964

Les Lees (JL)

1928 FWD

Car 12008
Chassis 7210
Engine 7658

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 160271, 118660, BW475 (1940), EH730, KP361, GJW979 (1955)

Original Australian body (PB)

Glen Iris, 1960's

(PB)

1928 FWD

Car 12009
Chassis 7231
Engine 7660

See photo gallery

Reg No's (Vic)) 1107, KG674, JPR583 (1966), KVL831 (1971)

 

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

(RS)

     

1929 FE FWD

Car 12483
Chassis 7329
Engine 7703

(exists but hasn't been seen for a while)

Reg No's (Vic), 11127, CD251 (1940), EF739 (1942), FR492 (1945)

1950's (LL)

       

1929 FWD

Car 12530
Chassis 7333
Engine 7705

(exists but hasn't been seen for a while)

 

1978 (AM)

Ch 4485 behind

1978 (AM)

1978 (AM)

Ch 4485 behind

1978 (AM)

 

 

 

1929 TA 16.95

Car 12665
Chassis 7809
Engine 8265

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 156737, GA437, KNX927

~1950 (LL)

~1950 (LL)

Late 1950 (LL)

~1950 (LL)

Olinda 1960's

Sandown 1960's

1929 TA 16.95

(cont.)

Car 12665
Chassis 7809
Engine 8265

as above

Late 1950 (LL)

Late 1950 (LL)

Late 1950 (LL)

Owners,36 years to 2002

(The Age)

(RS) Kalorama 1961, John Cole at the wheel

(RS) Kalorama 1961, John Cole at the wheel

 

1929 TA 16.95

(cont.)

Car 12665
Chassis 7809
Engine 8265

as above

 

 

John Cole, Rob Roy Hillclimb, Early 1960's (Alvic)

 

1950's (LL)

1972

1973 (AM)

( 3 from front)

1973 (AM)

1930 TA 19.82

Car 13229
Chassis 8470
Engine 8882

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 1715, 21942, AP587

1950's (LL)

1960's (RH)

1960's (RH)

1960's (RH)

1960's (RH)

1960's (RH)

1931 TK 12/60

Car 13669
Chassis 8796
Engine 9377

See photo gallery

 

1976 (AM)

         

1932
SA Speed 20

Car 1881
Chassis 10075
Engine 10525

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) (Ex Qld), GCY057 (1954)

1980's (RW)

 

1980's (RW)

1933 SA Firefly 

Car 15173
Ch 10330
Eng 10780

See photo gallery

Echuca 1991 (RW)

1932
Crested Eagle (R)

Car 15589
Chassis 10735
Engine 11184

See photo gallery

 

1950's (LL)

 

 

1935 SG Silver Eagle

Car 17673
Chassis 12684
Engine 13133

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 7 746 (1936)

1950's (LL)

1933 Firefly

Car 16233
Chassis 10839
Engine 11287

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) AYV989. CH0037

~1950 in South Australia

~1950 in South Australia

     

1933 SA Speed 20

Car 15261
Chassis 10162
Engine 10612

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 3112

 

(Table Talk 1937)

         

1934 SB Speed 20

Car 16549
Chassis 11827
Engine 12278

Carbodies 13361

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 2669, FM151 (1935), GYS247

1950's (LL)

         

1934 SB Speed 20

Car 16358
Chassis 11837
Engine 12288

C&E 302989

See photo gallery

Reg. No's JB4572 (UK), GCS010 (1952) (Vic), P565919 (1977), 97822 (1977), IZK174 (1980), AE031

~1960

~1960

Late 1970's (RW)

 

 

SC Speed 20 1935

Car 17158
Chassis 12014
Engine 12464

Charlesworth DHC 13400

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 408 (1935), ZA325 (1952)

1950's (LL)

1973 (AM)

1975 (AM)

1976 (AM)

 

 

 

SC Speed 20 1935

Car 17386
Chassis 12120
Engine 12570

Charlesworth DHC 13400

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) AWJ581 (1960), CH0121, DKP450

1970's (DW)

 

1970's (DW)

(Ch 14341 front)

1970's (DW)

1983 (AM)

   

1935 SC Speed 20

Car 18181
Chassis 12774
Engine 12361

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) GJN877, HGC051(1960), JDL291 (1965)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

1935 Crested Eagle

Car 17895
Chassis 12980
Engine 13430

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 13210 (1937)

 

~1950

~1950

~1950

1950's (LL)

~1950

193?

Car
Chassis
Engine

Reg. No's (Vic) LH479

1950's (LL)

 

Various Speed 20's, L to R Ron Allen, Bob Morrow, John Callaway 12/50, 4th unknown.
Service Station fourecourt opposite Majestic Hotel, St Kilda. First Club Dinner, 1950's.
Letter from Bob Morrow (1993), accepting our invitation to an event and explaining picture (left)

1936 SA 31/2 litre

Car 17827
Ch 13115
Eng 13566

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) IYO561 (1977)

1936 SA 4.3L

Car 18406
Chassis 13162
Engine 14192

Mayfair body

Exists

Reg. No's (SA) RGM348

Sydney 1950's (AM)

Adelaide 1960's (AM)

1960's (Alvic)

1980's Victoria (Alvic)

1980's Victoria (Alvic)

1980's Victoria (Alvic)

1936 SB Speed 25

Car 18389
Ch 13359
Eng 13625

See photo gallery

Reg. No's ) DGW594, NUU262, 66AV, 2553, PVT001, DGW59

(1973 AM)

         

1937 SB Speed 25

Car 18665
Ch 13376
Eng 14059

See photo gallery

1970's

1970's

1970's

 
 

 

1937 SA 4.3L

Car 18726
Chassis 14313
Engine 14776

Ex Victorian Police car. (photo's ) David White ~1952

 

Reg. No's (Vic) 147245, CU779, GGD354

1950's

1950's

1950's

1950's

1950's

1950's

1937 SA 4.3L

Car 18729
Chassis 14314
Engine 14777

Victoria Police Archives

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) 174614, DG871, EO705 (1943), GT952 (1945), WR104( 1957), GUG733 (1958)

Late 1930

Late 1930

Late 1930

Late 1930
Late 1930

Late 1930

1937 SA 4.3L cont.

Car 18729
Chassis 14314
Engine 14777

Victoria Police Archives

Late 1930
Late 1930

Police Radio Equipment

Late 1930

Two Alvis 4.3L on left, 2 x 25Hp Wolseleys on right.

Late 1930

1937 SC 4.3L

Car 18928
Chassis 14329
Engine 14792

See photo gallery

Reg. No's (Vic) CL813 (1940), GN428 (1945), MY214 (1949)

1950's (LL)

1950's (LL)

 

 

 

1937 SB 4.3L

Car 19050
Chassis 14806
Engine 15291

Reg. No's (Vic) 27675 (1938), AX880 (1938), GDW496(1945), GTF643 (1957), JZA247 (1968), KME630 (1970, 269 (1978), IZI528

1950's (LL)

1938 TH Silver Crest

Car 19048
Chassis 14166
Engine 14635

Reg. No's (Vic) CX928 (1941),

1950's (LL)

1970's (DW)

1939 SC Speed 25

Car 20154
Chassis 14669
Engine 15153

Reg. No's (Vic) JA743 (1946), HWT776 (1963)
         

1940 SC Speed 25

Car 20373
Chassis 14684
Engine 15366

See photo gallery

Reg. No's

Scotland 1960's (McD)

Scotland 1970's (McD)