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Alvis Car Company joins the SMMT

8th October 2010 Print

The Alvis Car Company, who are about to re-introduce a renowned 1930’s 4.3 litre Alvis model built using the original technical drawings allied to the latest CAD/CAM technology, has been accepted into membership of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The 4.3 Litre Short Wheelbase Tourer was the fastest non-supercharged production car of its day and the continuation series planned by Alvis will reintroduce this iconic model 71 years after the last 4.3 Litre Alvis was produced. The new car will be produced at the Alvis Car Company’s newly created manufacturing facility in Kenilworth, not far from where the original cars were produced.

“I’m delighted that Alvis has been accepted into membership at the Society”, said Alvis Car Company managing director Alan Stote. “Joining the SMMT is one element of our overall plan, not only to maintain service to existing Alvis customers, but also to reintroduce selected Alvis models in line with the vision of the Alvis board all those years ago”.

“The UK is famed for its specialist car manufacturers that help make it one of the most diverse automotive sectors in the world.” Said Paul Everitt, director of the SMMT. “Alvis Car Company’s mix of motoring heritage and modern technology led design will no doubt make it an intriguing addition to the market. I am delighted that Alvis has taken this opportunity to join the SMMT and work with other automotive companies to help shape the future of the UK motor industry.”