Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd was a British manufacturing company in Coventry, England from 1919–1998. In addition to cars designed for the civilian market, the company also produced racing cars, aircraft engines, armoured cars and other armoured fighting vehicles. After becoming a subsidiary of Rover in 1965, car manufacturing was ended but armoured vehicle manufacture continued. Alvis became part of British Leyland and in 1982 was sold to United Scientific Holdings, which renamed itself Alvis plc. Alvis then took over the GKN Defence site in Telford which was eventually bought by BAe Systems.
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