Cars for sale

1951 Allard J2

  • 'J2059' was purchased at the Allard factory by Dr Kenneth Mears of Christchurch, New Zealand in May 1951. The Allard was used in the UK for a few months before being shipped to New Zealand later in August that year.
  • Shortly after Dr Mears had taken delivery in New Zealand, J2059 was sold to local car dealer & racer Des Wild who wasted no time in entering the Allard into local competition. The Allard proved competitive from the off with a 5th place in the Lady Wigram Trophy race at Wigram Air Base in February 1952. The Allard was also entered in the New Zealand Championship road race at Mairehau.
  • The history file documents that J2059 changed ownership several more times between local racers in New Zealand who all campaigned the Allard with vigour collecting numerous wins & podiums along the way.
  • The Allard was retired from active competition in the early 1960's whereupon it was stored underneath a house in Wanganui awaiting restoration. Bill Glasson became the next custodian of the car & with his son carried out a restoration of J2059 that was complete in May 1980.
  • 1989 saw J2059 repatriated to the UK where a number of new owners raced the Allard, including Frank Sytner & Allard enthusiast Malcolm Verey.
  • The current owner bought J2059 in 2013 & entrusted RW Racing Services to conduct a mechanical overhaul before pressing the Allard into service on events such as the Mille Miglia.
  • Complete with exhaustive history file containing numerous period racing photos, letters & restoration invoices the Allard represents a very credible entry to the Mille Miglia, Goodwood Revival & Le Mans Classic