1952 Allard J2 Roadster 

The Car that Inspired Carroll Shelby's Cobra

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- This is the Allard J2 that launched Carroll Shelby's racing career
- First owner Charles Brown of Louisiana invited Shelby to drive his Cad-Allard at the SCCA-sanctioned Pottsboro Hill climb. While racing J2179 at least three times to victory, it became Shelby's inspiration for the Cobra
- J2179 is the last of a total of 90 J2 Allards built
- 331 CI Cadillac V-8 engine
- Triple Stromberg 48 carbs, vintage Weiand intake and Crane Competition camshaft
- Correct Ford 3-speed manual transmission
- Exhaust fabricated and installed by automotive legend Mickey Thompson
- Ordered on August 15, 1951 with special instructions for Black paint, Red Leather upholstery and a 'bulge in the bonnet to take Cadillac'
- Restored to its original color scheme
- In 1997, J2179 was invited to the Monterey Historic Races for special display to celebrate Carroll Shelby and his Cobra
- Featured in 2005 episode of Gotta Have It TV

Reference Number 582567

as of 8/18/2019

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Monterey, CA 93940  Fax  +1 262-275-3424  State  California
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