Lowered price from €100.000 -> €85.000 V8 Ford engine Allard Motor Company Limited was a London based low volume car manufacturer founded in 1945 by Sidney Allard. Car manufacture almost ceased within a decade before it became insolvent and ceased trading in 1958. Allards featured large American V engines in a light British chassis and body, giving a high power-to-weight ratio, and foreshadowing the Sunbeam Tigers and AC Cobra. Insufficient research and development meant that Allard failed to keep up with cheaper and more technically advanced cars. The Palm Beach was essentially a year behind its competitors, the K3 failed to live up to expectations, and the Safari Estate could not find a market. By the mid-fifties Allard was struggling to remain solvent. The market was weak due to a late-'50s US recession. Sydney Allard's son, Alan Allard, marketed the Allardette 105, 109, and 116, using the straight four cylinder engine from the Ford Anglia and some other Ford models. In 1966 Sydney Allard passed away on the same night that an arsonist destroyed the Clapham factory and some of the Allard Motor Company factory records. The Allard factory site in Clapham is now a housing co-operati
One of only 61 cars produced by Sydney Allard between 1952 and 1954, this spectacular K3 had one owner for most of its life. A recent Amelia Island and Quail Concours entrant, it has been restored to perfection, including body, paint, interior and all mechanical components. Two engines were offered when the car was new: this car has the Cadillac V8… which is lighter than the Chrysler engine option… and thus better for handling. Horsepower is roughly 290. It’s has two upgrades to enhance its performance and driveability: A Tremec T5, fully synchromesh transmission has replaced the original left mounted three speed manual transmission (which comes with the car); and front disc brakes have been added. (The original front drums come with the car) There is copious documentation of the restoration… and some documentation showing ownership history. The car has been fully sorted for real driving, and needless to say, it is eligible for every event on the planet. Please call for complete details.