Alvis TE 21
|Production||1963 to 1966|
|Body style||2 door saloon 2 door drophead|
|Engine||Alvis 3.0 L Straight-6|
|Wheelbase||111.5 inches (2832 mm)|
|Length||189 inches (4800 mm)|
|Width||66 inches (1676 mm)|
|Curb weight||3,250 pounds (1,470 kg) (approx)|
The Alvis TE21, also known as the Series III, is an automobile produced by Alvis between 1963 and 1966.
The Alvis TE 21 presented in 1964 was also called "Alvis Three Liter Series III" in some advertisements. This designation is not unjustified, because the TE 21 was a further development of the TD 21 Mark 2. Technically and visually, the new car largely corresponded to the previous model. Externally, the TE 21 could be recognized by the double headlights arranged one above the other, a design element that Hermann Graber had been using for his special bodies for years. The TE 21 also received factory steel disc wheels with hubcaps, replacing the spoked wheels on earlier models. Engine and driving performance had increased again to 130 bhp (96 kW) at 5000 rpm, or 179 km/h.
The body was a modified version of the TC108G, designed by Graber of Switzerland and constructed by Park Ward, with twin headlights mounted one above the other. There were two models available: a saloon and a drophead. The lack of bright side trim or creases formed into the body components was highlighted in the design. The windshield was made of a single piece, was curved, and had a moderate slope.
PAINTWORK : Alice Blue, Dark Metallic Blue, Dark Green, Alvis Standard Light Grey, Mid Grey, Peony, Black, Metallic Grey. Metallic Beige.
UPHOLSTERY : Tan Leather, Red Leather, pale Blue Leather, Green Leather, Grey Leather, Beige Leather.
HEADLINING, SALOON Vynide Plastic Cream, Vynide Plastic Grey.
HEADLINING, DROPHEAD COUPE : Beige Cloth, Grey Cloth.
CARPET : pale Blue, Grey, Green, Red, Brown, Beige.
HOOD MATERIAL ' EVERFLEX ' : Green, Grey, Black, Fawn, Blue, Red.
The 2993 cc engine, first used in the 1950 TA21, received a modified cylinder head and manifold which increased power to 130 bhp (97 kW) at 4000 rpm giving the car a top speed of 107 mph (172 km/h). A choice of automatic or five speed gearbox made by ZF was available. Suspension was independent at the front using coil springs, with leaf springs at the rear. Disc brakes were fitted to all wheels.
Recirculating-ball-type steering gear was fitted to reduce effort and power steering became optional in late 1964 with the aim of reducing the effort on the part of the driver.At the end of 1964 the power steering became available as an option
Although the car was replaced by the TF21 in 1966, the TE21 was still available to special order until 1967.
CHROME WIRE WHEELS
Two Tone Paint in Standard Colours
One Tone Paint in Non-Standard Colours
Two Tone Paint in Non-Standard Colours
POWER- ASSISTED STEERING
1965 Alvis TE 21 in Kingdom, with Stephen Fry TV Series 2000s
Alvis TE 21 3-Litre in When Did You Last See Your Father?, Movie from 2007