Immediately after the Second World War, Sydney Allard from London decided to start a car factory under the name Allard Motor Company Limited. His adventure did not last long: in 1958 the factory ceased to exist. Only about 1900 cars of the Allard brand were built at that time, which means that they will always remain rare appearances in traffic.
The Allard Sports Cabriolet at Classic Park has a unique body, built in the early 1960s by Arthur Rowse of Callington, England. Characteristic of this Allard is that it is a fairly light car that is powered by a large American V8 Ford engine of 3622 cc and 86 hp (63 kW) of power. As a result, a favorable power-to-weight ratio has been created, which benefits the performance of the car. The engine, fitted with side valves and a single carburetor, is mated to a three-speed manual gearbox.
The car has participated in rallies and hillclimbs and has a rich history. The striking, integrated headrests, the rear luggage rack, the separately supplied tarpaulins, the aluminum gear housing, the handbrake placed outside the body, everything about this car is special. An extensive set of documentation is also available, including an appraisal report, a repair manual for the engine, a complete owner's documentation of the English and Dutch owners from 1950 to the present, race history data, technical documentation, a collection of club magazines from the Allard club, etc. The car has been in the Netherlands since 2012 and has had only one Dutch owner.
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