1953 Allard K3 FIA race car for sale
The ONLY FIA prepared Allard K3, with 4-speed close ratio gearbox
331cu in 5.4 litre V8 Cadillac - low miles engine
FIA papers valid to 2029
New diff & halfshafts
Twin fuel pumps
Recent drum brakes
Circa 1.12 Club Silverstone
Also road registered although on SORN
An affordable route to fast Allard racing versus the J2X...
Raced in the VSCC & Fiscar series as well as the Le Mans support race, Dijon, Silverstone Classic and Donington
Personally imported by the owner in 2005
We do have a set of disc brakes if required and a spare Cadillac 331 engine, together with an open steel exhaust pipe set
Allard history leading up to the K3
In the years leading up to WWII from 1937 motor dealer Sydney Allard of Adlards Motors Ltd, Putney, London, specialised in large American engined trials specials fitting his own designs of alloy bodies - usually to an English only market Ford Pilot chassis, using Cadillac V8 or Lincoln V12 power, and featuring split-axle Lesley Bellamy designed front suspension. 12 examples were made. During the war his business rebuilt military Fords, insodoing acquiring a huge number of machine shop equipment.
After the war in 1946 the Allard Motor Co Ltd was formed, then located in Clapham, London. The 1946 K1 model was the first Allard with 151 made. With stunningly quick standing start acceleration, a choice of 3.6 Ford or 3.9 litre Mercury side valve V8 engines were offered. The K2 of 1950 was more refined with coil spring front suspension. In 1952 Sydney Allard won the Monte Carlo Rally, the only man to win a major rally in a car of his own make, in this case an Allard P1. The K3 was then introduced – a sporting tourer with an attractive body built on the “X” tubular chassis frame, using the J2’s de Dion rear axle and coil spring front suspension with fuel tanks in the rear wings. Most went to America where the huge 331cu in Cadillac engine tended to be fitted of 5424cc.
Although we attempt to ensure accuracy of any statement or detail, the customer must make his or her own judgement in purchasing this car. The purchaser of the above car understands that he or she is purchasing a historic motor car with components that are up to 70 years old and sold as a collector item. There is no warranty given or implied due to the age of the car.
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