For a few brief years a small company in London England
produced a series of competition and road cars that came close to
dominating the world sports car racing and rallying scenes while gaining
the reputation of being the "The Blacksmith's Revenge."
They were fast, possessed handling characteristics that bordered
on being evil, and were considered by some to be downright crude. But
their legacy lives on, in the form of Carroll Shelby's Cobras, the
Chevrolet Corvette and the Dodge Viper.
The Allard was never a thoroughbred in the classic sense of
the word. Quality and engineering was relatively poor and the engine was
just plain brute force. Nevertheless, the car proved to be a wake up call
for the famous marques of the time, and set a trend in design that
continues to this day. Several kit car designs even emulate the body and
the cars have gained collector status, after remaining mostly unloved
during the early post war years.
What is more extraordinary is that the Allard is back!
Roger Allard is producing an updated limited edition version!