Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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An Especially Rare Allard (w/ Chrysler 392 Hemi V8!)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 29, 2012 01:42PM

The Allard Motor Company of south London built about 1900 cars. I bet you didn't realize it was that many!

By far, most Allards had Ford engines. I bet you think of Cadillac engines when you think of Allards, no?

Arguably the very most developed and sophisticated Allard model was the "GT Coupe", but it came too late and the company was out of money. Only two were ever built. Sydney Allard kept one for himself. I've just published a very detailed article about the other one. Here's the link:

Bob Girvin's Hemi-Powered 1958 Allard GT Coupe

Enjoy! (Then please send the link to a couple of your car enthusiast friends.)


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: An Especially Rare Allard (w/ Chrysler 392 Hemi V8!)
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: March 03, 2012 07:26AM

I remember being at Limerock a few years ago for the historic races and seeing a row of 4 of these cars...all slightly but significantly different. It was quite a treat. You sure could tell the Caddy powered ones when they were on the track. Sounded like they were turning 3000 RPM the whole way around. Very low revving but fast.

The hemi-powered is very sweet.


neilhank
Neil Hank

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03/02/2012 08:29AM

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Re: An Especially Rare Allard (w/ Chrysler 392 Hemi V8!)
Posted by: neilhank
Date: March 05, 2012 06:13AM

Nice! Thanks!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3035 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: An Especially Rare Allard (w/ Chrysler 392 Hemi V8!)
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 05, 2012 04:04PM

Thanks Curtis, There's something about a Hemi.


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