1967 Alvis Burns Special to be auctioned on Feb 23 by Silverstone

Article by Anita Panait, on February 9, 2013

Silverstone Auctions will be putting up for sale an extra-rare vehicle at the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale on Feb. 23, 2013 at Stoneleigh Park, England. Up for auction is a 1967 Alvis Burns Special, which is the only one of its kind in the world, is estimated to fetch between £60,000 to £70,000. The extra-rare vehicle will be among an extensive collection of road-going classics, race and competition cars up for sale in the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, remarked that the history behind the 5.4 litre Alvis Burns Special is “truly fascinating,” saying that the very rare car is presented in a superb condition, evidenced by its wins in recent concours. Alvis Burns Special was built by James Burns with the goal of filling a niche in the export market.

He commenced work in 1966 with a new chassis and bodyshell among the main modifications to the standard 3-litre model. But the project ultimately never saw production, due to a period of ‘motor mergers’ between carmakers in the Midlands around the time.

This explains why there is only one Alvis Burns Special in the world. The rare model has been well taken care of since it was built. Recent works to the Alvis Burns Special include several mechanical repairs including a rebuilt cylinder head, re-trimmed specifications and refurbishment of the internal woodwork. The 1967 Alvis Burns Special was recently exhibited on the Alvis Club Owners Stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show in November 2012.

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