From AOC Bulletin March 1998
2015 LUM 920 Chassis no.22329 (Bluebell) is still going strong and living with Ron’s grandson nearly 70 years on!!!
Alvis TA 14 ‘50th Anniversary Collection – The ‘Fourteen’’
To mark the fiftieth Anniversary of the introduction of the Fourteen, Mick Fletcher and Colin Newby published the 50th Anniversary Collection, an absolutely essential book for all Fourteen owners.
An update to this publication was made in 2018 as a follow up to the 70th Anniversary of the Fourteen in 2016.
A sample of the introductory pages are below:-
A wonderful compendium of articles, photos and technical data.
Available from the Alvis Owners Club on CD – http://www.alvisoc.org. Second hand hardcopy version sometimes available on the internet!
Fifty Years of Alvis Enthusiasm by John Wheeley
A collection of social, history and competition articles covering the first 50 years of the Alvis Owners Club. Available from the Alvis Owners Club.
Alvis Owners Compendium 12/70, Silver Crest, TA & TB14 compiled by Nick Simpson
Collation of Technical Articles from club Bulletins – no binder. Available from the Alvis Owners Club.
Alvis The Post war Cars by John Price Williams
Contains a good amount of material relating to Fourteens available from ‘Motor Racing Publications’ – http://www.mrpbooks.co.uk, Tel: 0208 654 2711
The Fourteen Model TA14 – Manual of Instructions
Essential Glove Compartment reference manual. New Facsimile of the original available from Red Triangle Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01926 857303
The Fourteen – Catalogue of Spare Parts Issue No.3
New Facsimile of the original available from Red Triangle Email: email@example.com Tel: 01926 857303
CATALOGUE OF SPARE Parts – Amendment 1 ( Not available)
The Red Triangle Catalogue
For a free copy telephone 01926 857303
Alvis Collection 1940 to 1965
Nicely bound collection of Articles and Reviews (black and white copies). One to look out for on the internet.
Workshop manual for the Alvis 1946 – 1958 published by Peter Wallage
Very useful for fettlers !! Secondhand copies can sometimes be found on Ebay.
An Alvis Experience by Ron Walton
A fascinating book describing Ron’s experiences working for Alvis 1944-1956.
We are taken first hand through his time with Fourteens, Twenty Ones and Armoured Cars.
Finally his Alvis experiences following retirement.
What car does he own now? A Tickford TA 14!
Available from The Alvis Owner Club firstname.lastname@example.org and fifty percent of the proceeds go to fund the collection and preservation of Alvis archives.
By kind permission of ‘Motoring and Leisure’
What the press had to say about the new Alvis 14!!!(apologies for poor clarity in some cases – taken from photocopies)
TA 14 NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT ‘THE MOTOR’ Jan 1946 (By kind permission)
THE AUTOCAR Nov 1946 (By kind permission)
EARLY ’14’ BROCHURE FEB 1946
ADVERT IN ‘THE MOTOR’ 1946
MULTI-PURPOSE BODIES ‘AUTOCAR’ June 1947 (By kind permission)
’14’ STATION WAGON ‘AUTOCAR’ Sept 1947 (By kind permission)
THE ‘DUNCAN 14’ ‘ THE MOTOR WORLD’ Dec 47 (By kind permission)
FOURTEEN BROCHURE 1949
The Luxury Brochure
MOTOR SHOW ‘FOURTEEN SPECIAL SPORTS TOURER’ LEAFLET (OCTOBER 1948)
‘SPORTS TOURER’ & TB 14 BROCHURES (JULY 1949)
Extract from British Motor Cars 1950/51
1949 ADVERTS IN ‘THE MOTOR’ (With acknowledgement)
An advertising page from ‘The Motor’, dated April 20th 1949, showing a Mulliner Saloon. Who would not have wanted to rush out and buy one, pull down the trilby and pretend they were Harry Lime or an early James Bond. This relates to the copy brochure posted below.
Much of the 14 advertising for the Mulliners uses the word ‘Individuality’ as the strong message, not so Tickford. This marketing brochure has no such frivolity. What is interesting is that I was told that the nave plate colour should match the interior. It is obvious that for the Tickford it should match the body colour.
ROAD TEST TICKFORD ‘AUTOCAR’ March 1951 (By kind permission)
Car used JUL 110 Chassis No.21100
The son of the former owner would like to know of its whereabouts!
ROAD TEST MULLINERS SALOON AUTOCAR 1957 ( By kind permission)
Car used JLP 344 Chassis No.20573 Black with fawn trim
BUYING AND RESTORING A ’14’ ‘THE AUTOCAR’ Jan 1959 (By kind permission)
Featuring ZH 394 Chassis No.21177 Mulliners Body No.M131 – LOST!!