Clive Butler dates his passion for automobiles to 1946, when he was only two years old and his father purchased a 1937 Series 4 BSA. At that time the Butlers lived in Chelmsford, Essex, and the BSA would serve as the family car for the next ten years.

By the time Clive arrived in New Zealand during 1969, he was still a firm BSA fan, finally acquiring a 1938 BSA Scout in 2003 – a car he still owns today, along with several more BSAs and a Daimler V8-250.

However, one car that he always admired from afar was the Alvis. Alas, he could never afford one until, following the sale of his manufacturing business he found that he was now financially able to pursue his dream of owning an Alvis, preferably an example from the 1930s such as a Speed 20 or 25.

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