Allard JR – Back on Road and Track

Allard JR racing at Le Mans 1953.

Allard JR racing present day.

The return of the Allard JR to road and track, points the way to a new era for Allard cars. The last JR was built by the Allard Motor Company back in 1955 – chassis number 3407. The JR followed a line of highly distinctive Allard cars and is a rare car.  Only seven JR chassis being manufactured between 1953 and 1956.

We are preparing for the production of three cars.  The first car, with continuation chassis number 3408, to be completed later in 2016 will be the first new Allard car to be built since 1958. The new JR cars are being built to the FIA specification of the 1953 JR built for Colonel Schilling USAF and raced at Le Mans by Sydney Allard, before being exported to the USA, where Schilling drove it in sports car races.

All cars will be built to the period correct specifications necessary to obtain HTP documentation, allowing them to compete in a wide range of prestigious National and ternational Historic Races. The cars will comply with current IVA regulations and will be built to comply with the necessary rules to enable them to be driven on public roads, if the owner on occasion, wants to do so.

The first new Allard cars are being built by the son and grandson of Sydney Allard, founder of the Allard Motor Company and designer and engineer behind all the Allard cars.  We have the support of the Allard Owners Club worldwide, the Allard Register in the USA and original engineers who designed and built many of the original Allards.

Very few, if any, reproduced historic competition cars have such a unique and close authenticity with the original cars and their historic pedigree. Taken together with a very competitive price, when compared to most other historic race cars, the Allard JR makes a potentially sound investment too.

1953 Allard JR – Reborn in 2016


Body: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.
Dimensions: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.
Steering:High ratio Marles cam and gear steering box. Brooklands style sprung steering wheel.
Engine:Cadillac 331 ci (5428cc) overhead valve V8. Re-engineered to race specifications, producing 300 bhp at 4500 rpm. Compression ratio 10:1. Carburation by two, four choke Carter carburettors. Free flow fabricated exhaust manifolds and twin exhaust system.
Fuel System:One 25 gallon with optional additional longer range tank.
Transmission: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.
Chassis Frame:Steel twin tubular side members joined by flitch plates, with tubular and box section crossmembers and framework ‘hoops’ to support bulkhead, panels and bodywork.
Suspension: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 incorporating coil springs, twin parallel radius arms and twin triangulated ‘A’ brackets and telescopic shockabsorbers all round.
Brakes:Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes, two leading shoe at front. 12 in. x 2 ¼ inch Alfin drums front and rear. Handbrake on rear wheels.
Wheels & Tyres:Tyres 600 x 16 or 650 x 16 with 16 x 5 inch centre locking wire wheels.
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