1954 Allard K2 Touring RoadsterSOLD
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Estimate: $80,000-$100,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $63,250

Specifications: Est.160hp, 317.4 cu. in. Lincoln V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, Ballemy split axle semi- independent front suspension with deDion rear axle and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106"

Early in 1946, Sidney Allard prepared three cars bearing his name for the 1946 SMMT Jubilee Cavalcade marking the fiftieth year of the British motor industry and introducing the first new postwar cars available. Allard used the alphabet to identify each of his production models. The J was the competition car, while the K was the production version of this model.

Later known as the K1, the bulk of the 151 built were produced from 1946 to 1948, although a few more were assembled into 1950, before being replaced by the K2. The K2 was an evolutionary design that differed in subtle styling changes such as a new smaller grille on the wider front end and a sleeker tail with an opening boot. The front coil spring suspension was borrowed from the P saloon car (Sidney Allard himself piloted this sedan to an outright win at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1952), but the same pressed steel frame was utilized.

Allard produced a total of only 119 K2 roadsters between 1950 and 1952. K3036 was shipped to the USA 3/9/52 and was one of the last to be built. Like most Allards, K3036 was shipped without its engine, and was fitted with a 317.4 cubic inch Lincoln overhead valve V8 engine once in the States.

An older restoration with a driving patina, this white two-seater, with its flowing pontoon fenders, stops British car enthusiasts in their tracks. Fitted with a powerful Lincoln V8 engine, it is also at home in competition. The stylish two-tone red and white leather interior shows minimal wear and highlights the aluminum dash, Brooklands steering wheel and red carpeting.

British Autocar magazine noted in its 1952 road test, “ The K2 is a car for the driver who likes his motoring ‘ in the raw ’ , and who wants a car that must really be driven, and one that in return gives results. ” Owning an Allard puts you amongst a group of devoted owners who prove this statement to this very day – and at every gathering.

Addendum
Please note that this lot's year is a 1954 Allard.

Reference Number 11474

as of 7/21/2007

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Car 1954 Allard K2 Touring Roadster
VIN K3036 
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