Steve McQueen’s 1951 Allard J2X

Alright, so this find isn’t exactly a barn find, but this 1951 Allard J2X was owned by Steve McQueen! The fact that it’s an Allard J2X alone makes it worth a read, but add in the McQueen factor and… more»

British-Ford Roadster: 1953 Allard Palm Beach

Sydney Allard was born in London in 1910, part of a family that owned a successful Ford dealership. Sydney made a name for himself in the mid-1930s, making one-off specials from cast-off bodies and Ford engines. His first was… more»

Rare Tribute Car: 1948 Allard J2 Recreation

The desire to own a hot-rod kit car is growing stronger for yours truly, and this incredible Allard J2 replica is not helping matters. For years, I thought kit cars were just the world of Volkswagen Beetle-powered contraptions that… more»

Cadillac V8 Power! 1952 Allard K2

London-based Allard Motor Company built its K Series of 2-seat sports car over three generations from 1946-52. This was a small volume operation that saw just 332 made overall. The K2 was a refinement of the K1 and produced… more»

1-Of-79: 1952 Allard K2 “Cad-Allard”

The pages of automotive history books are littered with the names of British sports car manufacturers who are, sadly, no longer with us. One of the true greats was Allard. While it might not be the most instantly recognizable… more»

Replica Roadster: 1953 Allard J2X Kit

This 1953 Allard J2X may fool you at first, but the asking price of just $9,950 clues you in pretty quick that it’s not the real deal. This is a kit car variant of the classic (and valuable) Allard… more»

1 of 63: 1953 Allard K-3

This 1953 Allard K3 has undergone what the owner refers to as a museum-grade restoration, and is now ready to move on to a new owner. One of only 63 K-3s ever built, these rarely come onto the market…. more»

Precious Metal: 1953 Allard K-3

Although aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, the difficulty in extracting it meant that, until new processes were developed in the 1880s, it was considered a precious metal and valued more highly than gold. Here’s… more»

British Beach Party: rare 1953 Allard

You’ve got until February 11th to study up on the history of the Allard Motor Company, the London based small batch production company that made amazing little sports cars from 1945 to late 1958. The 1953 Allard Palm Beach,… more»

Rescuing an Allard

Sydney Allard blazed a trail that many manufacturers—Shelby, Aston Martin, Facel Vega, Bristol, Rover, and others—would follow: he put an American V-8 in a British-built car. He started with flathead Fords because he owned a Ford dealership in England…. more»

Rare Tourer: 1948 Allard L-Type

Attention Allard fans! A super rare 1948 Allard L-Type has just surfaced. Only a handful are known to exist today and this one has been hidden away for decades. A restoration was started 30 years ago, but never completed…. more»

Rare Roadster: 1947 Allard K1

We have had the pleasure of featuring several of Allard’s K series roadsters, but as of yet we have never come across the first generation of K cars, the K1. That’s probably because Allard only built 151 K1s in… more»

American Special: 1959 Troy Roadster

Back in the 1950s if you wanted a sleek roadster that was as fast as it looked you bought a Corvette or a European sports car, or you made one yourself. This hand-built roadster is an example of the… more»

Birds Of A Feather: 1952 Allard K2 Roadster

UPDATE 2/19/12 – The car was relisted once after not meeting reserve at 84,600. The auction was then removed so we can only assume that it was sold offline. We know we just featured one of these the other… more»

British Hotrod: 1952 Allard K2 Roadster

UPDATE 2/13/12 – Bidding went up to $120,600 but it was not enough to meet reserve. There have been many heroes in the world of motor sports over the years. Names such as Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, and Erik… more»

Mystery Racer: 1951 Allard J2

UPDATE 1/15/12 – The eBay auction states that it sold for $60,000. This may just look like some rusty old frame, but that old frame actually belonged to a very special car. It was once the backbone for a… more»

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