Alvis TA 14
Alvis TA14-01
Manufacturer Alvis Cars
Production 1946–1950
3311 produced[1]
Predecessor Alvis 12/70
Successor Alvis TA 21
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
2-door drophead
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) Alvis 1892 cc Straight-4
Transmission(s) 4-speed manual
synchromesh on top 3 ratios[2]

clutch Borg & beck type 9 A6-G single plate
Wheelbase 108 in (2,743 mm)[3]
Length 174.5 in (4,432 mm)[3]
Width 66 in (1,676 mm)[3]

The Alvis TA 14 was the first car to be produced by Alvis cars after World War II. It was made from 1946 until 1950 when it was replaced by the Alvis TA 21.

The car was available as a four-door saloon by Mulliners of Birmingham but there were also Tickford and Carbodies drophead versions. The bodies were mounted on an updated pre-war Alvis 12/70 chassis that was widened and lengthened but retained the non-independent leaf spring suspension and mechanically operated brakes. Disc wheels replaced the 12/70s wires.

The 1892 cc engine is a slightly larger-bore version of the one used in the 12/70 and produced 65 bhp (48 kW) [3]. It is fitted with a single SU type H4 1+12-inch horizontal carburettor.[2]

The top speed is around 74 mph (119 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 22.2 seconds.[1]

Preservation Edit

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See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robson, Graham (2006). A-Z British Cars 1945–1980. Devon, UK: Herridge & Sons. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Overhauling the Alves T.A.14 (brakes adjustment & suspension)", Practical Motorist and Motor Cyclist vol 5 (nbr 58): page 908. date April 1959. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2. 

Further readingEdit

  • Clarke, RM (1989). Alvis gold portfolio 1919–1967. Cobham, Surrey, England: Brooklands Books. ISBN 9781870642842. 
  • Culshaw, D (2003). Alvis three litre in detail: TA21 to TF21 1950-67. Beaworthy, Devon, England: Herridge and Sons Ltd.. ISBN 9780954106324. 
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