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'ALLARD J2X' - SOLD

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Description:

This car is in auction on THE MARKET by Bonhams website. The price shown is the lower estimate.

All bidding takes place on The Market (see photos for web address), plus you will find further text, over 90 photos/video fully illustrating the car and its service history, and the ability to ask questions directly to the seller. The text below is just a brief summary of our full description.

We are delighted to be able to offer what is considered to be one of the, if not the, finest J2X replicas ever built. Recognised by the Allard Registry and the only right-hand-drive car ever built, this car took years to build.

Why so long? Well, it is the very first toolroom example, hand-built by engineer Carl Wade as a proof of work prototype. A later limited run of left-hand-drive cars, heavily modified to meet Federal legislation, were sold in the 1990s by Hardy Motors.

Having undergone extensive re-commissioning only 1,100 miles ago it’s fighting fit. As you can see, the work was significant and wide-ranging and included the removal and full rebuilding of the engine, partial rewiring, a new radiator, hoses, bonnet and a number of upgrades to improve its driveability. Heck, it even had a full dyno session at the famous engine builder and historic race car specialist Stanton Motorsports to enable it to fulfil its considerable potential.

Which is all a bit OTT, surely? Not at all. The owner is a talented amateur racer who’s used the car at places like Spa, Nürburgring, Goodwood and Brands Hatch, which means he insists that every single mechanically component has to be as good as it can possibly be.

He also used the car as a daily driver for pleasure and, as he explained, the Allard has to be able to brake as quickly and efficiently as any modern car if he’s to use it safely in modern traffic.

Not that he’s ignored the car’s roots. He’s been very careful to maintain the car’s patina, so while the mechanical components are shiny and new, the rest has been kept ‘as is’ which is a thoughtful and clever tactic and one that we approve of setting the car apart from the over-restored garage queens we see.

Only for sale due to the owner’s ill health, it is being offered with a very reasonable guide price, making this your chance to get your hands on a slice of Allard history and for considerably less than it would cost you to prepare one to the same standard, which means the car’s impressive provenance comes for free!



For much more description and photos see THE MARKET by Bonhams website.

The vehicle can be viewed with us at The Market HQ, Abingdon.

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Race Car, Prototype, Allard, Hardy