Allard History: 1929 - Present Day


Sydney (aged 19) at the start of the famous pre-war Brooklands banked motor racing track. His 3 wheeled Morgan was classed as a motorbike. Starting last on handicap, Sydney went on to win.


Sydney’s 4 wheel Morgan breaks down during assent of Fringle Bridge Hill.


Sydney in the CLK5 – the first Allard Special, after winning a race on Southport Sands.


CLK5 – Just after Sydney had rolled the car and came to rest, failing in his attempt to climb Ben Nevis.


ELL 300 – Sydney’s second Allard Special outside Adlards premises, where the first twelve Allard Specials were built, with the ‘Tailwagger’ team. Sydney Allard, Guy Warburton and Ken Hutchinson.


Sydney’s haul of trophies, with his first Allard Special CLK5.


Sydney with HLF 601 at the Prescott Hillclimb. One of the first post war motors port meetings. Prototype of the J1 Allard.


Allard K Type – The first production car series along with the four seater L tourer and four seater M Drop head coupe. 332 K1, K2 and K3 models were produced between 1946 and 1953.


Air cooled Allard Steyr V8 – First outing May 11th, 1947 at Prescott. Here seen at Bo’ness Scotland in 1948. Sydney went on to win the British Hillclimb championship 1949.


Allard J2 – Drivers Sydney Allard and Tom Cole, third place success in Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Completed the last 10 hours with the gearbox jammed in top gear. Best placed British car.


Sydney arrives back at Clapham with his Monte Carlo winning P1 Allard saloon, narrowly beating rising star Stirling Moss into second place. The only person ever to win in the car of his own name.


Sydney in Allard JR leading the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Ascari on Ferrari and Moss Jaguar C-Type in hot pursuit.

1952 - 1954

Allard Palm Beach Mk1 – Ford 4 cylinder Consul or 6 cylinder Zephyr engine. A Total of 72 cars were manufactured.

1956 - 1958

Allard Palm Beach Mk2 – A total of eight cars were manufactured, two of these being closed GT models (one was Sydney’s own car).


Allard Steyr sprint car – Driven by Sydney Allard at the Brighton speed trials and at many hillclimbs and sprints.


Allard Steyr experimental twin engined sprint car – The drive train was never perfected to allow it to run in competition.


Allard Dragster – The first dragster in Europe built to introduce the sport of drag racing to the UK. Rcorded 10.48 seconds and 170 mph for the 1/4 mile. The fastest ET ever in the UK at the time.


Alan Allard and Rob Mackie in the Shorrock supercharged Anglia “Allardette’ Monte Carlo Rally, finishing 74th ahead of Sydney in another Anglia ‘Allardette’. Note: Special studded tyres.


Dragfest Blackbushe Strip – Drag racing in the rain! Alan Allard in the new Allard Chrysler dragster vs Norman Barclay in Dos Palmos.


Dragon Dragster – Alan Allard established the UK’s standing start 1/4 mile record with an ET of 11.54 seconds, eventually reduced to 11.11 seconds and a top speed of 131 mph.


The Allard Dragster preparing to start its world record run.


Shorrock supercharged Escort Rally car – Flying high! Recorded the highest speed of 118 mph on a stage in the Scottish Rally.


Wade supercharged Capri. Road test by ‘Cars & Car Conversions’ magazine and recorded 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, 0-100 mph in 16.3 and 1/4 mile in 14.9 seconds.

1982 - 1986

‘Turbocharging & Supercharging’ Book by Alan Allard. One of the most comprehensive guides for performance tuning enthusiasts. Second edition in paperback published in 1984.


Landrover with turbocharger conversion fitted – Alan established a name for turbo diesel special tuning small diesels from mid seventies before most car manufacturers had turbo diesels.


Allard Aluminium Products – Intercoolers, radiators, fuel tanks, breathers, EGR replacement kits. All fabricated and welded by Lloyd Allard.


Lloyd Allard in his turbocharged diesel VW Golf, 265 bhp – the fastest diesel Golf in the UK from 2002 to 2007, with race wins and lap records.


1956 Allard Palm Beach MK2 now fully restored by Lloyd and Alan Allard.


1960 Allard ‘Allardette’ Anglia now fully restored by Lloyd and Alan Allard.


Restoration of Allard JR #3407.


A new Allard JR #3408. Manufactured after a gap of 65 years since the last JR #3407 was built.


A new book looking at the remarkable story of everything Sydney Allard achieved in motorsport and motor car manufacture. Co-authored by his son with contributions from the Allard Owners Club and the Allard Register.


New Allard Engineering department opened in 2021, offering Allard designed restoration machinery. First machine – Allard J1000 Vapour Blasting Machines.


Written by Gavin Allard, “The Records and Beyond” contains previously unseen official photographs, documents, and correspondence during Allards years of manufacturer and operation (1946-1958).

Original Allard Cars Sales Brochure

Sometimes its just fun to look at an old car brochure and see what was the latest option and feature that was offered by the manufacturers when the car was brand new. You can take a step back in time and reminisce about days gone by when you bought your new car.

Car sales brochures are a nice piece of memorabilia that were very popular back in the day. Being able to open a sales brochure on a car that will provide the factory specifications for every aspect of the vehicle is priceless. You can easily find dimensions, engine variations, colors offered, trim levels, capacities, headroom, legroom, boot space and much more.

Please download the original Allard Cars sales brochure here or by clicking on the thumbnail (right).