Alvis Firefly

1933 Alvis Firefly Drophead Coupe

Offered by H&H Classics | Buxton, U.K. | November 29, 2032

Photo – H&H Classics

The Firefly was the replacement for Alvis‘ earlier 12/50 model and the predecessor to the later Firebird. Produced between 1932 and 1934, the Firefly was offered as a roadster, touring car, sedan, and convertible, with some of those bodies being coachbuilt, like this one.

Power is provided by a 1.5-liter overhead-valve inline-four with a single SU carburetor for a rating of 50 horsepower. It was a carryover engine from earlier models fitted in a stylish new design. Only 871 Fireflys were built, with 133 of them being drophead coupes.

The Cross & Ellis body on this example was restored between 1985 and 1993. In the early 1960s it was purchased by a dental student who used it for two years before it broke. It then changed hands a few times and was restored before being reacquired by that same, former, student in 2012. It now has an estimate of $30,000-$35,000. Click here for more info.