Allard J2X 50th Anniversary Edition
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Image Copyright Roger P. Allard

From the Allard Motor Works site:


"The J2X is part of the Allard Motor Company's large family of vehicles built between 1936 and 1964 (arguably its most successful). Founded in 1936 by Sydney Allard, the company produced some 1,900 automobiles. These included hill climbers, sprint cars, sedans, racing cars and even dragsters (see Photo Album).

"Sydney Allard was a consummate racer. His cars saw plenty of action and enjoyed a solid reputation as serious contenders at Le Mans, Monte Carlo, Watkins Glen, Silverstone, Pebble Beach, Goodwood, as well as countless other tracks throughout Europe and North America.

"The legendary J2X was a limited production racing/touring car. Although only 83 were produced between 1951 and 1954, these were the most successful racers of the Allard collection. Although the Allard Motor Company never produced its own engines, it successfully integrated existing American power plants into its cars to threaten the dominance of racing circuits by larger producers. Factory Allard J2Xs were usually equipped with a Ford-Mercury flathead, but it was the 331 cu. in. Cadillac and the Chrysler 331 Hemi Firepower that made its exploits legendary. Rear-end was deDion.

"The Allard’s racing notoriety came at the hands of individuals who are now legends in their own rights – Sydney Allard, Zora Arkus Duntov (Corvette pioneer), General Curtis LeMay (first commander of the Strategic Air Command), as well as movie star Steve McQueen."



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