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The only Alvis in my collection - the 1:1 dates from 1962. The body was styled by Graber. The later TE/TF21 had four stacked headlights. Rover aquired Alvis in 1965 & car production ceased in 1967, although Alvis continued to make military vehicles. The model itself is by J&M in white-metal.





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Man! That's nice. Love the color. The wood grain trim in the interior is "typically British." I'm not quite sure what tradition is being upheld by Rover absorbing a smaller car company then totally running it aground. But there sure is a track record of it. JRT is a prime example. Many a great marque and some lesser have fallen under the corporate wheels of Rover. Triumph over my MG's was a particular bitter pill to swallow. If you took 10 MG' Midgets and 10 Spitfires to Road Atlanta at the end of a weekend you'd have 8 Midgets left running and maybe 3 "Spits." If it'd been "JRMG" the MG portion of it might still be afloat.
I think you've got this a bit arse around tit. If anything, Rover & Triumph were screwed by MG.

MG, of course, were an offshoot of Morris, which in the '50s merged with Austin, to form BMC. At the time, Rover, Jaguar & Standard-Triumph were totally independent companies. In the '60s, one by one, the smaller companies were absorbed into the conglomerate. A total, utter [email protected]£k up. It ended up with so many marques, most competeing with each other....

In '63, Rover had brought out, the P6 2000, a direct competitor for Triumph's 2000 of the same year.....a few years later they were part of the same combine. It didn't end there, as people from Triumph, were not people from Rover, and vice versa. How else, did the Triumph Stag appear, with a brand new V8, when Rover had an excellent V8, courtesy of Buick, themselves.

Eventually, it all had to end in tears. Strangely, Triumph's nadir was not the the TR7, even though it was built in Speke, by a load of bolshie, neanderthal Scousers, who couldn't stick a stamp on a letter, but, by the Triumph Acclaim, a badge engineered Honda Ballade.....a car usually sold, in "hearing aid beige", to geriatric pensioners......

.....I thought I posted an Alvis..... :confused:

Steve
 
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