The Allard Sports Cars revival took off after the move to a new factory, in the Gloucester Science & Technology Park at Berkeley Green, 15 miles north of Bristol.
After a gap of some sixty years the first new authentic Allard car has been built at the new works in Berkeley. This car, an Allard JR model with continuation Allard Motor Company chassis number 3408, is being prepared for its first track test.
The JR is a copy of JR chassis number 3402, which Sydney Allard raced in the 1953 Le Mans 24 hr, race. Leading the field in the first laps, it is powered by a Cadillac 5.4 litre (331.ci) V8. Uniquely, it has been built by Lloyd and Alan Allard and their team, so you can’t get much closer to the last JR chassis number 3407 built in 1955.
Allard Sports Cars are planning to build only two more JR cars, to add to the original seven JR’s built between 1953 and 1955, so it will remain a very rare car. Original cars are now valued between £400,000-600,000, depending on condition and history.
The new JR is being prepared for sale. Offers invited.