1936 Alvis Barson Special Straight Eight unique straight eight cluster valve engine330.000 EUR - Asking Price
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*** Information in English: We are pleased to be able to offer this exceptional 1936 Alvis Barson Special number 8. It has a rare 4.4-liter straight V8 Alvis engine. Built on hand-made frame with independent rear suspension. In 1938 a Ford rear axle and an Armstrong Siddeley pre-selector gearbox was fitted. When in 1939 Mr. E Chalenor Barson left South Africa, the car with many spares came with him. In 1940 he fitted the aforementioned 4.4-liter Alvis engine and replaced the front suspension. Only 2 of these experimental engines were ever made and this is the only running one left!! With a top of over 193 km/hr it was a seriously fast car for its day! Mr. A Kemp, an Alvis engineer, developed the engine in 1934; it had a so-called cluster valve system. Alvis had a tendency to develop experimental cars that were then driven by its directors privately, this is one such car. During the was Mr. Barson sold the car to a RAF pilot and left to fight in Germany. He last saw the car in Bagshot in 1949. In 1954 the records show that the car was registered in Caernarvon, Wales with a MKX 968 number plate. The one but last owner used the car for Hill-Climbs, being an avid car collector he kept the car for the next 40 years until the mid-nineties. He was also the vice-president of the Aston Martin Owners Club, member of the American Bugatti Club and Vintage Sports Car Club of America. What we have here is an extremely rare and unique car with a marvelous provenance, of which there is no other one in existence! Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. Looking forward to welcoming you in our showroom! *** Informatie in het Nederlands: Bijzondere Alvis Barson Special number 8. Het betreft hier een zéér bijzondere Alvis Special, voorzien van de zeldzame 4.4 liter grote acht cilinder Alvis lijnmotor. Dit exemplaar is in 1936 gebouwd op een handgemaakt frame met onafhankelijke achterwiel ophanging. In 1938 werd de auto aangepast en een Ford achteras, Armstrong Siddeley pre-selector versnellingsbak in geplaatst. In 1939 verliet Mr. E. Chalenor Barson Zuid-Afrika en nam de auto met de Alvis motor en veel onderdelen mee. In 1940 werd door Mr. Barson de unieke 4.4 Alvis achtcilinder gemonteerd en nieuwe voorwielophanging geplaatst. Van deze experimentele 4.4 motoren zijn er wereldwijd slechts 2 geproduceerd waarvan deze het enige werkende exemplaar is!! Dit zorgt voor een topsnelheid van meer dan 193 km/h. Destijds ongelofelijk snel! In 1934 werd de motor ontworpen door Mr A. Kemp, motor ingenieur van Alvis. De motoren hebben de zogenoemde cluster valve springs. In de geschiedenis van Alvis waren er altijd allerlei verschillende ‘experimental cars’ die door de Alvis directie voor privé doeleinden gebruikt werden. Dit is dus zo’n experimentele motor. Tijdens de oorlog verkocht Barson de auto aan een R.A.F. piloot en vertrok naar Duitsland. Mr. Barson zag de auto zelf voor het laatst in Bagshot, 1949. Later in 1954 was de auto geregistreerd in Caernarvon, Wales met registratienummer MKX 968. De één na laatste eigenaar gebruikte de auto voor hill-climbs, was een groot autoverzamelaar en hield de auto ruim 40 jaar in bezit tot halverwege jaren 90. Tevens was hij vice-president van de Aston Martin Owners Club, lid van de American Bugatti Club en de Vintage Sports Car Club of America. Een zéér unieke auto met een fantastische historie waar geen tweede van is!

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as of 7/21/2019

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Aaldering Classic & Sportscars Arnhemsestraat 47  Phone  +31 (0)575 - 564 055  City  Brummen
6971 AP Brummen  Fax  +31 (0)575 - 564 767  State  Gelderland
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Car 1936 Alvis Barson Special Straight Eight unique straight eight cluster valve engine
Mileage 35.692 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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