Attention Allard fans! A super rare 1948 Allard L-Type has just surfaced. Only a handful are known to exist today and this one has been hidden away for decades. A restoration was started 30 years ago, but never completed. Find it here on eBay with bidding starting at $19k.
The body was stripped to metal during the restoration attempt, so there is surface rust, but who cares! After a complete restoration you and three friends will be able to feel the wind in your hair as you cruise along mountain roads in the Colorado Grand! Joking aside, this is a very significant example of an Allard touring car which deserves to be saved.
Sydney Allard chose Ford power from the beginning when he combined a V8 with a lightweight Bugatti body to build one of his first trials cars. This engine is claimed to have last run five years ago and it will probably be the most straight forward part of the whole project. Allard built these cars in low numbers, but luckily most of the mechanicals came from Ford, so sourcing replacements should be no problem today.
Things are rough inside too. The dash is a mess and we are not sure what is going on with the shift stick. The top is blew away long ago and it looks like plenty of other bits are missing too. At least the seats are still in place…