Alvis TF 21

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Alvis Three Litre series IV
TF 21
Alvis cabriolet reg jan 1967 2993 cc.JPG
Drophead coupé
Overview
Manufacturer Alvis Cars
Production 1966–1967
106 produced[1]
Body and chassis
Body style 2 door saloon
2 door drophead
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine Alvis 3.0 L Straight-6
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.5 in (2,830 mm)[2]
Length 189 in (4,800 mm)[2]
Width 66 in (1,700 mm)[2]
Curb weight 3,250 pounds (1,470 kg) (approx)[2]
Chronology
Predecessor Three Litre series III
Successor none


The Alvis Three Litre series IV, TF21, an updated version of the 1963 TE21, was the last car produced by Alvis cars, having been announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966[3] it remained in production until 1967.

Externally, the car was identical to the TE21, but there were some changes to the suspension, and, inside, the instruments were better organised.[4]

The 2993 cc engine, first used in the 1950 TA21, had its power increased to 150 bhp (112 kW) at 4750 rpm by fitting triple SU carburettors giving the car a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h).[4] A choice of automatic or five-speed gearbox made by ZF was available.

The chassis and suspension continued with its front coil springs and leaf springs at the rear. Disc brakes were fitted to all wheels and recirculating ball-type steering gear was used with power assistance optional.

Although this car was an update of the TE21, the TE21 remained available to special order until 1967.[4] In August 1967, it was announced that production of the Park Ward bodied Alvis 3-litre had ceased.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sedgwick, M.; Gillies.M (1986). A-Z of Cars 1945-1970. Devon, UK: Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-39-7.
  2. ^ a b c d Manwaring, L. (1967). Observer book of automobiles. London, UK: Frederick Warne.
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, 10 Mar 1966; pg. 9; Issue 56576.
  4. ^ a b c Robson, G. (2006). A-Z of British Cars 1945-1980. Devon, UK: Herridge. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3.
  5. ^ "News and Views: No more Alvises?". Autocar. 127 (3729): 54. 3 August 1967.

Further reading[edit]

  • Clarke, RM (1989). Alvis gold portfolio 1919–1967. Cobham, Surrey, England: Brooklands Books. ISBN 978-1-870642-84-2.
  • Culshaw, D (2003). Alvis three litre in detail: TA21 to TF21 1950-67. Beaworthy, Devon, England: Herridge and Sons Ltd. ISBN 978-0-9541063-2-4.

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