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1948 Alvis TA 14 Shooting Brake

1948 Alvis TA 14 in Crofter Boy, Short Movie, 1955

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: UK

1948 Alvis TA 14 Shooting Brake

Position 00:01:43 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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dsl SX

2016-06-30 21:05


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Late 1948 Perthshire plate used as local taxi to pick up the lad from home to take him down to school bus. Commentary calls it a shooting brake, which in the commentator's posh clipped accent becomes "shooting brick".

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-06-30 23:04


Alvis TA 14.

At this time the purchase tax on cars costing over ú1,000 was 66 2/3%. Commercial vehicles were tax exempt, quite a few Alvis, Lea Francis and similar chassis were bodied as shooting breaks, which were considered as commercial. The only snag was the speed limit applicable to such vehicles, 30mph.

-- Last edit: 2016-06-30 23:13:04

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