1934 Alvis Speed 20

Introduced in 1932, the Speed 20 was the first post-vintage design from Alvis, with the second series of the car adopting the SB moniker, and its bristling performance – the top speed of 90mph now aided by a new all-synchromesh gearbox – was allied to a more sporting look to that of its predecessor, the SA, thanks in part to a longer, lower chassis and the addition of imposing Lucas P100 lamps, fitted as standard.

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submitted by Richard Owen

Auction Sales History

1934 Alvis Speed 20

1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Two-Door Saloon by Vanden Plas 11845 – sold for $198,000 Offered from the estate of our dear friend, Edward Herrmann. Exceptionally attractive coachwork. Decades of documented history. A CCCA Full Classic. The prized possession of a beloved enthusiast.
Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s

1934 Alvis Speed 20

1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Cross & Ellis Four-Seat Sports Tourer 11337 – sold for $170,500 One of 41 Cross & Ellis-Bodied SB Tourers. Two Owners over 43 Years. Five-Year Restoration Completed in 2011. First Production Automobile with an All-Synchromesh Gearbox. Groundbreaking Silent Performance. Benchmark of British Automotive History. CCCA Full Classic.
Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction
1934 Alvis Speed 20

1932 Alvis-6 Speed 20 SA 4-Door Tourer 14697 – did not sell for $125,000 4-Door Tourer, 123″ wheelbase. Cross and Ellis Tourer body #30245. Engine #10461.Car #14697. Registration #0J2357. CCCA 100 point Senior #832SP. Six cylinder engine. Triple carburetors. Semi-elliptic suspension. First year for the Alvis Speed 20. 1 of approximately 400 SA cars were built.
Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum