1947 Allard M-type Special Speedster

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

Chassis Number: M231

Engine Number: 6520

Allard V8 Speedster 4-litre Flathead V8 Ford Mercury Offenhauser engine


See the car running on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt7-UGsXGoo

See the engine start up on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWmv7mXd4U

Your chance to finish this car to your liking -

This rare Allard one of just 93 survivors of an original production run of 500, and is a tribute to the very early pre-war Allard cars, specifically FGP 750 and CLK5 fitted with the Bugatti boat tail, flat radiator grill right down to the correct 100-inch wheel base. The car retains ALL of its original parts.

The M-type was a very popular competition car in its own right, originally developed as a comfortable, yet sporting all-rounder it went on to compete successfully throughout Europe most notably with Leonard Potter at the wheel placing 4th in the 1948 Monte Carlo Rally and winning the team prize for Allard

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The engine is the original 4 litre Flathead Ford Mercury engine, which was stripped back to its bare block.

New high compression Offenhauser aluminium block script heads fitted as per the original 40s style

Original Allard stamped inlet manifolds fitted with twin Solex Carburettors. Stroker kit, Ross racing pistons, Escanderian racing cam, new exhaust manifolds, Speedway water pumps, speedway hi torque starter motor, electronic Mallory distributor and ignition leads re-cored radiator completed the engine build.

More of this engine running on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STv5l3nkwV0

The original gearbox and original rear axle have been completely rebuilt

Rebuilt custom built baffled fuel tank, and new front and rear transverse leaf springs with Luvax Girling Dampers.

Included is a Holley blue electronic fuel pump with bulkhead fuel regulator, Speedway single pin Alternator, electric cooling fan and traffic indicators. In-line fuel cut off tap and battery master switch.

Finished in polished aluminium racing body work with detachable mudguards, and tan leather interior.

The car comes complete with current V5C currently on SORN, and original buff logbook detailing all original chassis and components, along with some historical paperwork. V5C confirms chassis plate details on the car

An ideal candidate for the Pendine Sands and Gentleman Racer period events, and most period European events

This car is almost complete, a little work needed to make it roadworthy and be subjected to a UK MOT test

First registered UK : 23/10/1947

Registration number:  JLM 245



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