Posted on 5 August 2014
A wonderful 1938 Alta Supercharged Sports 2-Seater has just arrived at our workshops, with a fascinating history of both its maker, Geoffrey Taylor's Alta Car & Engineering Company of Surbiton, Surrey and the car itself, chassis number 66S. 13 Alta cars made between 1931 and 1935 whilst later pre-war Alta cars were even more select, with only six believed to have been made from 1935-39. With supercharger, these Alta engines were rated at 180bhp, giving a top speed approaching 120mph. This made the Alta one of the fastest pre-war sports cars and certainly one of the fastest in the 2-litre class.
The sports Alta's light weight and punchy blown 2-litre engine make them ideally suited to contemporary historic sprint type races and hill-climbing, making a well driven example a contender for top honours in pre-War sports car competition against the most exalted of its contemporaries.
This lovely example is currently in our workshops undergoing a full inspection and service along with upgrades requested by the owner in preparation for the Arosa ClassicCar hill climb in Switzerland in September.