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1932
Alvis Firefly 3.5 litre Spl

1933 Alvis Firefly chassis, with propulsion coming from a 1937 Speed 25 engine reputably producing 175bhp/200lbs ft torque, delivered to the rear axle via a Silver Crest synchromesh gearbox. Wet weather equipment includes tonneau and easy to use hood, along with a reasonable amount of onboard storage.  

This exceptional Alvis Special was the brainchild of Australian historic car restorer Paul Chaleyer. Paul built the car with his father over 40 years ago, upon completion they then enjoyed 30 years of touring, rallying and track competition. 

Road rally events resulted in them taking many class trophies, Hill Climb and Sprint success was palpable with class records set. The race circuit events included participation in support races for the Melbourne and Adelaide GP also Sandown and Philip Island, this is a very capable and successful machine.

In 2010 the car was sold to the UK and purchased by Mr Rombout-Howitt. Upon arrival, Tim Walker Restoration (TWR) did an initial service on the car. The first of the FIVA green cards were granted at this point. Following the initial work at TWR the car had further work undertaken at the new owners Porsche restoration company. There are invoices in the file to cover the completed work. 

In 2015 the car was again placed on the market selling to a Belgium businessman, who I sold the car for in 2018. New FIVA papers were granted in November 2015. Whilst on the continent the car was exclusively used for rallying and proved to be fairly successful.

This is the third time I have had the pleasure in offering the car to the market. The second time was an off market sale conducted in 2019 just before the 2019 Flying Scotsman Rally. They were doing very well, until navigator error, and that’s the story the driver is sticking to! There were intentions to enter for the forthcoming Peking to Paris challenge, as well as other overseas rally events. The recent purchase of a significant car now means this awesome Alvis Special is surplus to requirements. The vendor could keep her however he feels it’s time to allow another enthusiast to enjoy her as Paul Chaleyer intended when he built her. 

An ideal car for a whole host of VSCC competitions or multi-day endurance rallying such as the Flying Scotsman! Available now for any inspection or test drive at our showroom here at Foxfields near Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley.    

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