The fact that Sydney Allard won the 1952 Monte Carlo rally outright in 1952 in a P1 saloon, similar to this car, tells you straight away how advanced this car was at the time of production. Introduced in '48, the P1 employed Allard's trademark independently suspended ' split' front axle and a transverse leaf spring rear suspension. Like nearly all production Allards, the P1 used Ford/Mercury engines as they were readily available from Ford in the UK, the choice being the 3622cc Ford V8 'Flathead' or the modified 4375cc Mercury, with a 3 speed manual gearbox in both cases. Produced until 1952 a total of just 559 P1's were ever made world wide. This barn find 1951 P1 3.6 litre Ford 'Flathead' saloon with floor mounted 3 speed gearbox was supplied new to a Mr. Pollard of Thirsk and was subsequently sold to it's second owner, Mr. James Whittle of Market Drayton in 1987, who used it consistently up until 1994. Then sold on, the car remained with the third owner until 2011 when it was purchased from Bonhams at a mileage of just 45,954. This mileage is believed genuine and is confirmed by most previous M.O.T's which are present in the history file. A sound and useable car, it benefits from being highly original having never been restored. The chassis is in very good condition and the bodywork is fair for it's age - although in need of some repairs and a re-paint. The interior is very original and well patinated, if a little scruffy. The engine is extremely smooth and there are no noises from the transmission. A sound basis for restoration.
1951 Allard P1 Saloon Rare sports saloon with rally pedigree Roll bar, stainless steel exhaust Older restoration gives lovely patina, lovely engine bay 3.6 litre Ford V8, aluminium body gives exceptional performance for period Display boards and some history Rare sports saloon powered by Ford V8 with lightweight aluminium panels to give exceptional performance for its time, with a top speed of 90 mph, iconic and very elegant lines make this truly stunning vehicle. This particular car, we understand, came from the same batch and with a similar specification to the 1952 Monte Carlo rally winner. The bodywork and interior was restored in around 2000 following a period of dry storage and the mechanics by the present owner's father beginning in 2003. The body is very sound and the overall patina in keeping with an older restoration. The car comes with a photocopy of Motor Sport from March 1952, display boards describing the model and this particular car, some history and a V5C. Guide Price: Reduced to £29,950 suitable for printing Mobile: 07711 509600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01635 248158 Viewing: By appointment only Copyright ©2017 Pioneer Autos Ltd