Allard sports car production resumed after 62 yearsSeptember 27, 2020
British brand Allard will launch a replica 1953 Le Mans racing model.
The descendants of Sydney Allard created a 300-horsepower replica of the 1953 Le Mans racing car. The only copy of the car produced in 62 years will be sold at auction in October.
Autocar reports that Allard has unveiled a replica of the Allard Sports Cars series. The automaker produced just seven original Allard JR sports cars between 1953 and 1955 specifically for the Le Mans race.
The machines were handcrafted according to blueprints provided by Sydney Allard’s son Elan and grandchildren Gavin and Lloyd. It is worth noting that even the materials used to create the vehicle are fully consistent with the original documentation. The sports car will acquire the number 3408.
The model will be intended for use on racetracks only and will not be able to enter public roads. Allard is not going to stop at one car and the next cars produced will be certified individually.
The revived Allard JR sports car will have to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s on October 31. The starting price of the lot is expected to be between £ 180,000 and £ 240,000. The next copies will be on sale from 295 thousand pounds. Under the hoods of such cars will be located a V8 engine from Cadillac with a volume of 5.4 liters and a return of 300 hp. The role of the transmission went to the 4-speed “mechanics”. The revived sports car will retain a rear differential with the ability to replace the drive pair of gears for a specific track. The car will receive an aluminum body, and the final weight of the Allard JR is less than one ton.
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