1932 Alvis: My first car was high revving

John's first car was a 1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Doctor's Drophead Coupe

John Freiter shares his memories of his first car.

He said: “My first car was a 1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Doctor’s Drophead Coupe which I bought for £25 in 1956 and used it most weekends from Suffolk to visit my mother in London.

“It offered a superb drive with its high revving overhead valve 1645cc four engine and crash gearbox with right hand change, it was not until I owned other cars I realised just how special it was.

“Unfortunately a tree dropped on its garage and I sent it for scrap but fortunately it was recovered and restored. It now lives in Ilkley and enjoys rallying here and abroad.

“The photo is of my wife having a drive on a local airfield with my first border collie in the dickey seat.”

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