1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Ducks Back
Engine: 4 cylinder
Gearbox: 4 Speed Manual
TJ, drophead coupe by Carbodies, registered January 1932
The 12/50 was withdrawn between 1929 and 1930 when the company decided that the future lay with the front-wheel drive FD and FE models, but when these did not reach the hoped for volumes a final version of the 12/50 was announced for the 1931 model year as TJ. Fitted with the 1645 cc engine this continued in production until 1932.
The 'post-vintage' TJ is referred to by Alvis historians as being from the 'revival period', and it differs from its predecessor in a number of ways, notably coil instead of magneto ignition, deep chromed radiator shell, and rear petrol tank in place of the scuttle-mounted tank on most older 12/50s.
The TJ was joined in the range by a more sporting version of the same chassis, but this car was marketed not as a 12/50, but as the 12/60. The TK 12/60 was available in 1931, and the TL 12/60 in 1932. With just 5 owners from new this elegant Lady comes with a file of invoice's old MOT's photos etc etc, and it drives and sounds just superb. A must for the novis or serious vintage enthusiast.