Lot No. 540 -
1947 Alvis TA14 Barnard Woodie
Sold for: £5,106
When finished, this bespoke TA14-based Woodie will make an ideal period vehicle for picnics at the Goodwood Revival and similar events.
- In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car which is strictly sold as seen.
- The Alvis TA14 was a direct descendant of the 12/70 introduced in 1938, which was a George Lanchester design and was good for 80mph despite its weight. Quality was still paramount in the new TA14 with its new 4-cylinder OHV engine of 1892cc.
- The car offered here carries unusual ‘woodie’ coachwork, which requires finishing and re-commissioning. We understand that the rear wings have been repainted but are off the car and that there are other parts with the car which will assist in the restoration. The buyer will be rewarded with a very good and unusual ‘woody estate’ which will give years of service
- Ex-Bristol Collection and joined the Warwickshire Collection in March 2013
- Quote from Richard Ford "I am currently restoring a 1948 Alvis TA 14 Shooting Brake or Woodie. According to Red Triangle’s records, (they purchased the assets of Alvis cars when they went bust in the sixties), Barnards produced five examples of my vehicle at that time, building a wooden ash frame and seating and fitting it to an Alvis engine/chassis combination. Much like building a passenger coach but smaller. Two examples survive and the restoration is fascinating and challenging for an amateur carpenter/mechanic."
Year of manufacture:
TA14 Shooting Brake
CCA Vendor Condition Report