Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Chassis Number: 3792
NOW SOLD & off to Japan -
1925 Alvis 12/50 Ducksback TF 1496cc - see 77 photographs
Fully restored - Top class restoration - Show me a better example
Please see 50 second YOU TUBE 360 degree walk round film of the car running https://youtu.be/Tm7iwZAt5PU
Recently re-imported after 95 years abroad
Bills and history file back to 1975
Records show this Alvis Ducksback left the factory on the 9th December 1925, and first registered in 1926 in Australia, with coachwork by Carbodies of Coventry
Restoration commenced in 2002, and was finally finished in 2017, including:
New Arias Pistons
New valves, pushrods, rocker arms, timing gears.
Lightened aluminium clutch – easy & faster gear change
Double capacity oil pump with new drive gears
Twin side draught Solex carburettors
Gearbox – all new bearings and a brand new set of Needham gears
Rear axle overhauled – higher 3.5:1 final drive (4.77:1 standard ratio)
Wheels 23” - rebuilt
Original springs - reset
Shock absorbers – doubled front and rear – see photos
Brake shoes – new, all round, in aluminium
Brake Drums – new, all round
King Pins – new
Springs Shackles – new all round
Instruments & CAV lighting – all correct and fully reconditioned except rev counter not connected
Driving lights– foot pedal switch modification
Side light upgrade –sporting Atlantic bulls-eye models fitted
Starter motor – restored
Dynamo – restored
Wiring – new throughout
Radiator core – new
Timber body frame – new
Spare wheel bracket – additional support strengthening to body
Panelling – Top Australian fabricator Steve Bodrog created this most perfect bodywork in polished aluminium also creating all concealed rivets in the D-mouldings flowing across the car. Bills for AUS $38500 (£21,000 today's exchange rate)
Paint, upholstery and hood – all new, with dark green flowing wings, created by Brisbane restoration company Sleeping Beauties. (Side screens were not a feature of the Ducksback model)
This car is a joy to drive, with easy and quiet gear selection and comfortable ride.
Concours d’Elegance 2021 2nd place at VSCC Oulton Park : first place was lost only because a plug lead had come lose at the time of judging !
I believe it would be difficult to source a Ducksback 12/50 Alvis in better condition inside and out - top to bottom and underneath.
This car is as clean as you would ever expect to find – see chassis photographs.
Come and see it – it is here in the New Forest ready to drive
Call 07973 731508