Modern fashion for «continued» series of cars concerns not only existing brands, but also semi-forgotten. Alvis, which did not produce passenger models for more than half a century, decided to shine ancient.
In fact, Alvis, founded in 1919 and actively worked before the 1967th, did not disappear: when the company was excavated by the British Leyland giant, reorienting it to the release of army technology, a small unit was retained for repair, maintenance and restoration of cars sold. Now this bank has been engaged in revival: using the preserved documentation and old stocks of details, the master (some of them worked back in that very 1967) collect cars of different models. The principal moment — these machines are officially recognized by representatives of the respective series and receive designations that continue to be interrupted at one time. Alvis has already released several instances of early models, but the first «continued» post-war car has become the Graber Super Coupe.
Graber is a Swiss company, which Alvis ordered the manufacture of bodyworks for its cars, in accordance with the then traditions. Unlike «Elvis», «Grabera» today does not exist, so the elegant aluminum body had to be done from scratch, and some details were made by the method of 3D printing.
Outside, the car is practically no different from the original, but in the interior still had to go for some compromises, because without seat belts it is impossible today. At the same time, the car was installed at the car at the request of the customer from Japan and the air conditioner was established and an audio system, skillfully masking all this «under the old», with a finish with natural trees and expensive skin.
Chassis parts and engine cylinders block, three-liter row «six», found in the warehouse of original spare parts. But the motor had to be adjusted under modern environmental norms, simultaneously increasing the capacity from 132 to 174 hp Thanks to the electronic fuel injection and increased compression. A light dual hours with a manual transmission is able to accelerate up to 60 miles per hour (97 km / h) for 8.9 seconds, approves the manufacturer, although it will be possible to check it out, obviously can be a few.
This car is the first of six, which are planned to sell at prices from 323 thousand pounds of sterling, after which the British intend to take on a similar convertible.
Photos taken from open sources.