Fandom

Autopedia, the free auto encyclopedia

Alvis TA 21

11,082pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
place image here in 300 pixels
Alvis TA 21
Alvis
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1950–1953
1316 produced[1]
Class denote market class
Body Style 4 door FR layout saloon
2 door FR layout drophead
Length 182 in (4623 mm)
Width 66 in (1676 mm)
Height 62.5 in (1588 mm)
Wheelbase 111.5 in (2832 mm)
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine Alvis 3.0 L Straight-6 ohv
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Alvis TA 21, sometimes called the 3-Litre, was a sporting car produced by Alvis cars between 1950 and 1953. It was the first all new Alvis to be produced after World War II.

The car was available in four door Saloon and Tickford drophead versions. 302 dropheads were made.[2] The centre section of the body was carried over from the earlier TA 14[2] with minor changes but the engine and luggage compartments were new and accounted for the extra length. The front doors remained rear hinged. Separate seats were fitted at the front and in the rear was a bench seat with fold down centre armrest. Leather trim was used. The saloon bodies were made for Alvis by Mulliners in Birmingham.[1]

The 2993 cc engine was new and produced 83 bhp (62 kW) fitted with a single Solex carburettor and applying a compression ratio of 7.0:1. Unusually, the engine incorporated timing gears at the rear of the cylinder block and a 7-bearing crank to increase smoothness.[3] This was the first appearance of the engine that would power Alvis cars until the manufacturer retreated from passenger car production in 1967, although modifications including increased compression ratios as higher octane fuels became available would enable the power output to be progressively raised after 1953 until, fed by three SU carburetters, it reached 150 bhp (110 kW) in 1965. [4]

Suspension was independent at the front using coil springs with leaf springs at the rear. 11 in (279 mm) drum brakes using a Lockheed system were used, the first use of hydraulic operation by Alvis.[2]

A saloon version tested by The Motor magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 88.7 mph (142.7 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 15.5 seconds. A fuel consumption of 19.5 miles per imperial gallon (14.5 L/100 km; 16.2 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1945 including taxes. [5]


See Autopedia's comprehensive Alvis TA 21 Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

Mention any minor facelifts or major changes made to the vehicle here.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

Certain vehicles come in different trim levels or body styles. Features and major options should be mentioned here.

PricingEdit

Add more fields as necessary.

MODEL Trims
Trim1 Trim2 Trim3 Trim4
MSRP
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4

Gas MileageEdit

Add more fields as necessary.

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim
Trim1 Trim2 Trim3 Trim4
MPG
c/h c/h c/h c/h

Engine and TransmissionEdit

Specifications, details, graphs, pictures and other information regarding the powertrain is placed in this section.

PerformanceEdit

Please make sure to write information of the vehicle's performance in a third-person point of view. This section should include information about the car's acceleration figures, handling, braking, etc.

If using information gathered from Road Test articles from a reputable automotive source, then please make sure to cite the quote.

ReliabilityEdit

Warranty options and scheduled maintenance information should be mentioned here.

SafetyEdit

This section should reference points on safety ratings and features of the vehicle.

PhotosEdit

Add Photos of the vehicle here.

Please make sure not to use copyrighted photos.

ColorsEdit

List the colors that the particular <MODEL> is offered in.

Main CompetitorsEdit

Create links to other <MAKE> <MODEL> pages in this section.

Hybrid ModelsEdit

If there are hybrid versions of this vehicle manufactured, then please elaborate a little bit on it here.

Unique AttributesEdit

If there are any features of this vehicle that sets it apart from other vehicles in its class, then mention those unique attributes here.

InteriorEdit

This section should include information on the interior's design, build quality, ergonomics, space (head and legroom, front and rear), features, stowage compartments and overall comfort and livability. Add pictures wherever applicable and keep information in a third-person point of view.

Resale ValuesEdit

Add more fields as necessary.

<MODEL> Year
Year X Year X-2 Year X-3 Year X-4
Resale Value
$ $ $ $

CriticismsEdit

Please make sure to keep critiques in a third-person point of view. If using criticisms from a reputable automotive source, then please make sure to cite the quote.

GenerationsEdit

Fill in as many as appropriate. Add more if necessary and pictures wherever applicable.

Please make sure NOT to use copyrighted pictures.

Current Generation: (YYYY–present)Edit

Fifth generation (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

Fourth generation (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

Third generation (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

Second generation (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

First Generation/Origins (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

WorldwideEdit

If the vehicle is sold in other markets worldwide, then this is the section to mention that information. Also, mention if the <MODEL> goes by another name in these other markets.

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

Refer to any pop-culture tidbits about the vehicle in this section.

AwardsEdit

List out notable awards that the model has received while in production. Boldface the company or organization that gives out the award, and Italicize the name of the award.

See AlsoEdit

Template:Alvis

External LinksEdit

Please include any external sites that were used in collaborating this data, including manufacturer sites, in this section.

News and References

Enthusiast Sites and Discussion Forums


Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.