1953 Allard JR – Reborn in 2016
Individually hand formed – all aluminium construction by skilled craftsmen, with the option of one or two doors. Open two seater with tonneau cover and full width windscreen, or optional aero race screen. Conforming to international sports car racing regulations. The front body section lifts at the rear, pivoting forward to show the Cadillac V8 engine. Paint colour and detailed interior finish can be tailored to individual customer requirements.
Cadillac 331 ci (5428cc) overhead valve V8. Re-engineered to race specifications, producing 285 bhp at 4500 rpm. Compression ratio 9.5:1. Carburation by two, four choke Carter carburettors. Free flow fabricated exhaust manifolds and twin exhaust system.
3 Speed with a four speed option. 3.27 Ratio. Differential final drive with selection of quick change transfer gears. Providing the option to vary the ratio to suit specific events.
Steel twin tubular side members joined by flitch plates, with tubular and box section crossmembers and framework ‘hoops’ to support bulkhead, panels and bodywork.
Divided front axle independently sprung with coil springs and parallel axis, forward facing radius arms. De Dion type rear axle arrangement with inboard drum brakes. Suspension system incoporating coil springs, twin parallel radius arms and twin triangulated ‘A’ brackets and telescopic shockabsorbers all round.
Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes, two leading shoe at front. 12 in. x 2 ¼ inch Alfin drums front and rear. Handbrake on rear wheels.
High ratio Marles cam and gear sheeting box. Brooklands style sprung steering wheel.
One 25 gallon with optional additional longer range tank.
Wheels & Tyres
Tyres 600 x 16 or 650 x 16 with 16 x 5 inch centre locking wire wheels.
Wheelbase 8ft. Track 4ft. 3in. Front and rear. Overall length 12ft 6 in. Width 4ft. 11in. Height to scuttle 2ft. 10 1/2in. Weight without fuel 2200 lbs.