With the revival of the Allard marquee – a motorsport classic is reborn!
Cars hand built by Allard specialists to top quality modern standards with a handcrafted aluminium body. All models are available in left or right hand drive, to road or race specifications and can be tailored to specific customer requirements.
Allard JR – Cadillac Number 8
Painted in British Racing green with black seats and trim. This is a rare car, just number eight in line, with continuation chassis number 3408. Built to modern standards, with safety features, but following the original 1953 Allard JR technical specifications. This JR is a copy of JR chassis number 3402 which Sydney Allard raced in the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race.
It is being sold with FIA HTP race documents, having the correct Cadillac 331 ci V8 engine, three speed LaSalle gearbox, quick gear change style differential incorporating inboard Alfin drum brakes, with a De-Dion rear axle arrangement. For FIA approval it has all the necessary safety features including roll bar, full harness seat belts, foam filled fuel tank, battery isolation switch, etc..
Joining the seven other well known Allard JR cars in the world which are valued at between £350,000 and £650,000, we believe this car has great investment potential when viewed against them.
You can’t get closer to an original built in 1953 then our JR, built by the Allard and their team at Allard Sports Cars, assisted by engineers who worked at the original Allard Motor Company. This JR is truly an authentic Allard and marks the revival of the Allard marquee.
Technical back up and race support is available.
Allard JR racing at Le Mans 1953.
Allard JR racing present day.
|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. 3 inch. Front and rear. Overall length 12ft 6 inch. Width 4ft. 11 inch. Height to scuttle 2ft. 10 1/2 inch. 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 shock absorbers all round.|
|Brakes:||Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes, two leading shoe at front. 12 x 2 1/4 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.|
Allard JR Ownership
|Chassis Number:||Build Date:||Original Owner:||Current Owner:|
|3401||30/03/1953||A.E Goldschmidt||Peter Bland (USA)|
|3402||27/07/1953||Colonel D. Schilling||Vintage Racing Motors (USA)|
|3403||04/07/1953||Colonel Reade Tilley||Hans Hubner|
|3404||10/10/1953||General Curtis Lemay||Julian Mafjub|
|3405||04/05/1954||Tommy Sopwith||Brazenly Engineering|
|3406||03/03/1956||Norman Moffat||Bruce Macaw (USA)|
|3407||17/09/1955||Rupert de Larrinaga||Vijay Mallya|
|3408||14/09/2019||Allard Sports Cars Ltd.|
These severn original Allard produced cars have an estimated value of between £350,000 and £650,000 each, and have risen in value by an average of 5% a year over the last 20 years.