After the end of the Great War, the British market was deluged in new makes of motor car. Most of these were just assembly jobs, using bought-in components, and few of them survived. Most of the makes which did last, however, produced as much of the car themselves as they possibly could. Among the most notable among the survivors was Alvis, who built their own engines and almost everything else. They paralleled the success of Bentley, who also made every part, but with engines twice the size. Thomas John, founder of Alvis, was one of those visionary British engineers who created and maintained the mystique of the British classic car. Alvis cars were made from 1920 to 1967, in every decade being sought after by motoring enthusiasts who appreciated a well-made product offering performance and style. At no stage in their history did Alvis produce their own coachwork, instead relying on some of the best names in the industry to build eye-catching bodies. This became a problem when the British coachbuilding industry collapsed. An Alvis was a relatively exclusive car and never really cheap to buy, but it was always full of character. Here we tell the story of a great marque which evaded the sad end of so many British car makes; it never became a badge-engineered clone from a faceless conglomerate. Every Alvis was a true classic.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850