The history of Alvis as an English producer of passenger cars covers the period from 1919 to 1967.
Alvis only built complete chassis. The coachwork was built by well-known coachbuilders, such as Cross & Ellis, Charlesworth, Vanden Plas, Mulliner, Park Ward and Graber.
That is also the reason why there are so many different versions.
In addition to passenger cars, Alvis also constructed aircraft engines, armoured cars, tanks and amphibious vehicles, fire engines, and robots.
Over a period of 47 years, with the exception of World War II, there are 21,263 Alvis passenger cars made. As far as we know, there are 3939 of these left worldwide. Alvis passenger cars are known for their innovative technique and their generally sporty character. Most of them are still perfectly able to keep up in modern traffic.
Alvis is a typical English "upper-middle-class" car.