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1946 Alvis TA 14 Shooting Brake

1946 Alvis TA 14 in They Came From Beyond Space, Movie, 1967 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: UK

1946 Alvis TA 14 Shooting Brake

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Comments about this vehicle

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stronghold EN

2006-03-06 20:17

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As the Bentley drove past ..I thought it was just a Morris Minor Traveller ...but when going back to capture a pic...found it was something older and ..more unusual.!

Sunbar UK

2006-03-06 21:49

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Humber Super Snipe Estate (about 1951) is all I can think of....possibly a coachbuilders conversion?

There seems to be a few on the web but they all differ slightly.

daniel h UK

2006-03-07 17:44

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Alvis???

Junkman UK

2006-03-07 18:00

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These estate bodies (called 'shooting brake' in England, 'woody' in the US) were (again, in England) built by special coachmakers, often onto used cars. Which base car the one in question is is difficult or impossible to tell from this photo. It could as well be a Triumph Reknown, but I think the car is too big for that.

-- Last edit: 2006-03-07 18:02:06

Jun JP

2006-03-08 15:48

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Very interesting picture...
Shooting brake? or postwar estate for to avoid the purchase tax?

keef EN

2006-03-09 19:58

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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.mclaughlin12/ ?

Junkman UK

2006-03-23 01:30

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I just bought me a book on English shooting brakes today and I think daniel h had it right. It might be an Alvis TA 14.

wrenchhead US

2006-03-23 03:50

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It sure does look like an Alvis. All the pictures I can find of an alvis shooting break have the front doors wooden as well - this one is probably a whim of the coach builder.

Bebert FR

2006-03-23 07:28

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Je pense que c'est absolument une Alvis TA 14, et je renseigne la fiche dans ce sens:
Link to "www.2fords.net"

stronghold EN

2006-03-23 09:50

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wrenchhead wrote It sure does look like an Alvis. All the pictures I can find of an alvis shooting break have the front doors wooden as well - this one is probably a whim of the coach builder.

..maybe after 20 years the other door rusted ..or was crashed ...so a normal door as a replacement.!

junkman UK

2006-03-23 11:11

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The ones with the wooden doors seem to have been built as new cars. This one might be a conversion of a used saloon, as was not uncommon practice in England.

-- Last edit: 2006-03-23 12:46:36

Sunbar UK

2009-08-03 09:23

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Alvis did not have their own recognised coachbuilder for the shooting brakes so customers, or the car dealers, would arrange their own conversion based on the Alvis chassis or sometimes complete saloons. Therefore the completed vehicle's design differed from coachbuilder to coachbuilder. There were restrictions after the war (due to most cars going to export) that resulted in estates or shooting brakes being desirable since they were categorised as commercial vehicles with tax benefits and fewer restrictions.

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