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Fred7A
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--38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

A friend of mine recently bought this early post-war Alvis in Denmark. It is a very early post-war issue, with pre-war-style lacquered base, smooth wheels and solid steerig wheel. I should think this is quite a scarce issue - how long did production continue with the lacquered base plate? He bought it from the original owner, and it has always lived in the box shown in the picture. It is clearly not an Alvis trade box, but could it be Dinky in origin? There is no printting apart from that code printed on the base, but one flap is missing. Any further information on the car or box gratefully received!

The early version with the lacquered base is the one on the right with red seats.


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Re : --38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

Hi Fred,
Lovely model, very early Post War I would have thought, I've got a 38b with smooth hubs, white tyres, laquered base the lot, the only things proving it isn't Pre War are the thicker axles and the fact it hasn't dropped to bits.
Christmas 1945 or thereabouts?
Chris Warr.


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Re : --38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

This is a 38d not a 39d, can you edit your title on this please.

Thanks Dave


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Re : --38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

Oops, careless typing there! Corrected now.

Does anyone have any ideas regarding the box?


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Re : --38d and 103 Alvis Sports Tourer (1940-55)

I'm pretty sure the box is home made, it doesn't look like anything Meccano would have made. They used to either use a letter followed by 4 digits or a 5 digit code sequence.

This in no way detracts from a lovely model.

Dave