The New Allard Palm Beach Mk3

The car that the Allard Motor Company wanted to manufacture in 1955 and with the support of the Dodge Division of GMC, to sell through selected Dodge dealerships in the USA.

The Mk3 is a proposed development of that car. The overall design aspects of the Mk3 Palm Beach are based on the 1956 Mk2 model. The new car has been refined and improved using new technology now available, but without losing its classic old time character and driver appeal.

The Mk3 will have a face lifted front end with revised styling, as will the rear of the Palm Beach. The wheel base will be lengthened by 4 inches, which will potentially provide more space for the rear seats. It will also ensure that the same rolling chassis platform can be used for both the Palm Beach and J3 models.

A range of engine options will be available from Jaguar 3.8 litre in-line 6 cylinder to GMC 6.2 litre V8. A prototype is being developed.

Price: £140,000 – £150,000 (Ex Works)


Body:All aluminium construction. Open two seater tourer.
Steering:Right hand drive with Marles high ratio steering box.
Engine:Jaguar straight six cylinder 3500 cc (option V8 GMC). Double overhead camshaft. Compression ratio 9.5:1. Carburettor triple 11/4” SU. Maximum power 265 bhp at 4800 rpm. Maximum torque 228 lb.ft. at 3250 rpm.
Fuel System:Twin tank arrangement with tanks mounted each side with the rear wing.
Transmission:Moss five speed gearbox
Chassis Frame:New twin tube chassis allowing improved seating position and reduced torsional twist.
Suspension:Telescopic shock absorbers with coil springs all round with twin trailing arms and panhard rod at the rear and forward mounted radius rods at the front. Divided front axle, Salsbury live axle at the rear.
Brakes:Lockheed with 12 x 2 1/4 inch drums front and rear.
Wheels & Tyres:Wire type, mounted on splined hub with centre lock spinner.

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