Well after 24 years of ownerships we have decided to sell our unique piece of British Motoring History.
It is believed that fewer than 190 examples of the L-Type Allard chassis were built with just 19 said to survive, seven of them in the United Sates.
GGG831 is a unique Allard in the true sense just as “The Governor” Sydney Allard always liked them. This car started out life as an L Type but was re bodied and the chassis modified at a couple of years old. Her history is document in the book detailing the Allard marque by Tom Lush.
Its had a number of owners over the years, the best known of those was Ray May the Secretary of the Allard Owners Club and good friend of Sydney Allard. The Car has hardly change since she was photographed back in 1965 just after the Concours D’elegance.
This is one of the original 191 L Type chassis produced, this makes it a very unusual vehicle! As can be seen from the photos very little has changed since 1965, apart from a single silencer, and raised Aero Screen in front of the diver.
The car has been in storage since 2001, and is now here in France with me. I had considered transferring its registration, however this in my opinion may reduce its value.
Despite 17 years of dormancy, fresh fuel and new pump and battery she fired into life after two revolutions! Amazing.
For video of the Allard running – Click here: Allard GGG831 Video
The car is still fitted with its original specification 21 Bolt Flathead Mercury Pilot motor. Its in good running order, however I know one valve on the left bank is sticky. For someone interested in putting this car back on the track I do have, by separate negotiation, a big bore 24 Bolt Flathead….a brand new motor, never fitted. A motor built with all the best parts from a brand new crated French Military motor. Mallory Ignition, headers, cam set, Alloy sump, geared starter, GM carb, Alternator etc! I also have all components to build new exhaust, silicone hoses, modern electrics. This was all destined to be fitted to a 32 Hotrod but I secured it when the owner was taken ill.
I am looking for offers around £50,000. Yes there have been some rough old trials cars sold in the mid £30k’s, and a few J2x at prices only Oligarchs can afford, but noting like this anywhere in Europe. GGG831 is a “real” Allard, an appreciating asset and a good investment for the future
The car is not currently roadworthy as I know the braking system need an overhaul, However it starts runs and drives for the purpose of loading.
I can assist with shipping once funds have been received.