1951 Al­lard P1

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Dumpy it might have been, and clearly it lacked the bru­tal sim­plic­ity of the J2, but that can’t take away the fact a P1 won the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally, driven by ‘the boss’, Syd­ney Al­lard. Just over 500 were built but by the mid-1970s many had been scrapped, bar­gain base­ment buy­ers clearly not en­am­oured by the flat­head Ford V8 en­gine and gear­box or looks. H&H’s car has been owned by a mem­ber of the Al­lard fam­ily and be­tween 2010 and 2011 the en­gine was re­built and the body painted. A big, fast, com­fort­able rar­ity with a tempt­ing es­ti­mate.

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