Introduction
  • Vintage Alvis Maintenance

    Alvis at the Pioneer Motorcycle run 2011
    Alvis at Rockalls Hall 2011
    Alvis at Firle in the South Downs
    Alvis hare at Alvis AGM 2011

    I bought my first Alvis 12/50 (actually a 12/60) about fifty years ago and then I moved on through other vintage cars and post-war Alvises until I rejoined the Alvis Register four years ago when I bought my 12/50 Three Quarter Coupé.

    The Alvis Register and its members are just as supportive as ever; some of the names may have changed but I have always found fellow members very helpful, and knowledgeable.

    I thought it might be useful to pass on some of the things which I have learnt from them so I set up this website for people who don't know where to start looking for information on vintage Alvises or feel slightly in awe of the more experienced owners - if that's you, then hopefully you've come to the right place!

    This website contains my personal Maintenance schedule based on the late Micky Radford's "The Vintage Alvis Manual" and is supplemented by Lubrication charts from the Alvis TJ 12/50 Instruction Book. These notes are not intended as advice or guidance to the reader.