Fabulous 1949 Allard M type 3.9 V8 Four Seater Open Tourer
The Allard story has to be one of the most successful small UK car manufactures of all time.
Sydney Allard founder of the Allard Car Company not only manufactured these fine cars he went out and won races in his own cars, with success in the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally and the 24 Hour Le Mans - even his wife joined in with her sisters” this really was a family showing the world just how good there products were. With many famous celebrities having owned Allards the story is well worth reading if you have the time, but let’s now move on and talk about this fine show condition example we have here for sale today
Early Allard records clearly show this car chassis no ****** delivered to agents Tate of Leeds on Feb 1949 enjoying an early owner in Wakefield before a spell in France then finally ending up in Sunny Jersey in 1983 with Mr Barraclough’s who had been captivated by the allure of Allard since the age of sixteen. A keen member of the Prestigious Jersey Old Motor Club, the car was a regular exhibitor and took part in many off Island events including the Paris-Vichy run and even driven around the old streets of the Angouleme circuit near Cognac where it also took first in the Concours d’Elegance.
Clearly a great deal of expenditure has been lavished on this car over the years to maintain it in the fine condition it has retained to this day. The body is all alloy so no rust issues to worry about, and the lovely painted steel chassis is built like a tank with many new steering and suspension parts having been fitted and still looking like new.
Around 2010 the lovely V8 3.9 59A Flat head ford engine was re-built to the very highest standard by H&H Flatheads of California at great expense (all receipts are available showing the extensive work that was done) we also have invoices around the same time for a full gearbox overhaul
In 2015 the car crossed the pond to England -where the next and exciting stage of its life started in the hands of a very competent and passionate Allard fan.
This time all the lovely red leather upholstery was replaced with new including the door cards and carpets. The dashboard fully refurbished with all instruments cleaned and control cables renewed. The engine bay is definitely this cars party trick “WoW” (your might need your sun glasses) Man has he spent some hours doing this lot and quite a few pennies in the progress. Even fitted one of those alternator/ dynamos, upgraded the radiator and fitted new stainlesss steel exhaust system.
Precautions have been taken by fitting a battery isolation switch during periods of storage, along with fuel pump and two speed cooling fan.
Front and rear bumpers have been rechromed with various other little fittings where deemed necessary. The car sits on four newish Michelin radial tyres, and as you might imagine sound gorgeous the moment you press that little black starter button
This is without doubt a cracking looking motorcar that really strikes a pose when you drive it up the road. Very easy access for the driver with plenty of room behind the steering wheel, and the added benefit of the two seats in the rear for the kids or Mother- in- law. Decent size boot for your luggage. and when the sun shines just fold the hood down and enjoy.” DElivery Service Available” Part Exchanges Always Welcome.
Length 15' 5"
Width 5' 1"
Height 0' 0"
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