Monday, August 14, 2006

1955 Allard JR

Allard was founded in 1936 by Hill Climb competitor Sydney Allard. This British company produced about 2000 cars, mostly between 1947 and 1957. These included hill climbers, sprint cars, sedans, and racing cars. The J-series were the racing cars.

This car is one of 7 JRs made. It was designed for a 250hp Cadillac V8 engine, and weighed 2200lbs. Some time in the 60's a more modern and lighter Ford V8 engine was fitted. The original Caddy engine sits in the corner.

Allard used engines from mostly American car makers, and the body styling was hit-or-miss. However, the JR is a pretty car.

Allard production ceased in 1964.


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