Years Active: 1919-1967

Complex Says: While everybody seems to have their own theory on the name, the only one that is right is the founder's: it would be easy to pronounce in all languages. We here at Complex love British cars with a racing history, so we would love to see a modern sport-sedan bearing the awesome Alvis eagle hood ornament. Sadly, like most British cars, the majority of Alvises broken down on a regular basis. Damn English wiring.