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1933 Alvis Firefly - Hare Mascot by Tainia Finlay

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It was 1933 that the 1½-litre Firefly made its appearance. Powered by a 1,496cc overhead-valve four, Its maximum speed then was around 75mph, with 50mph attainable through the gears in 19 seconds,

1933-1934, 904 produced.

The rolling chassis of the car on offer was produced in Coventry by the Alvis Car and Engineering Company in 1933, and like most Alvises in those days the body was crafted by local coachbuilders Cross & Ellis.

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I have always been involved in photography and have worked as a professional for twenty years, moving to Australia from the UK eleven years ago.

Please visit my website Tainia Finlay Photography

All my works can be bought there and I am available for commissions within Australia.

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  • MissA
    MissAover 6 years ago

    Great photo Tai!

  • Thank you MissA, so pleased you like it!!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 6 years ago

    Great shot

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 6 years ago

    Thank you Dorothy very much. This was my fathers car, very much a focus of my growing years. … fondly now too!

  • John Pitman
    John Pitmanover 6 years ago

    Like this one. John

  • Many thanks John, glad you like it. Tai

    – Tainia Finlay

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 6 years ago

    Great shot, great memory! xxx

  • Thanks dougie x

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Rickyd
    Rickydover 6 years ago

    Nice capture my friend :)

  • Thanks for commenting Ricky! :D

    – Tainia Finlay

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    In those days cars had their radiator caps on the outside at the front of the bonnet. I remember the Alvis very well (but not from 1933!!!) It was always considered to be in the upper echelon of motor cars. My own first car was from 1933 – a Standard Little 9. I bought it in 1949/50 for just under 50 pounds. In those days petrol was tenpence a gallon. Once, in a moment of extreme recklessness, I got that car up to 50 mph at which time I was going downhill with a strong tail wind!! Those were the days of MOTORING when the done thing was for the driver to wear leather gloves and a scarf flung casually around his neck!! Happy, halcyon days!! LOL Hugs, Peter

  • Peter, loved hearing about your first car, they were indeed the days of motoring & what better place than in English country lanes! Do you have any images of your 9? Hugs, Tai x

    – Tainia Finlay

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    Hi Tainia. Indeedy I do!! Not good enough to post on here but I’ll RB them to you when I can find them!! Hugs, Peter

  • Thank you Peter, I love old cars! I was working in an ouback newsagency & noticed someone with an Alvis badge on … when I enquired there were 12 or more Alvises staying at a motel in town for the night on tour. I was invited into the fold, what a fabulous bunch of enthusiasts they were! Look forward to the images, Hugs, Tai x

    – Tainia Finlay

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    Sooo shiny,someone loves this beautiful beast!,lovely shot Tai!

  • Thanks heaps Trudi!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Michael King
    Michael Kingover 6 years ago

    Love it babe , cars are not just a heap of parts you know .

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