This car is a 1951 Allard J2 works race car. It was raced in the 1951 Targa Florio race in Sicily, Italy, driven by Sydney Allard and Tom Lush. Also in 1951, it competed in the Mille Miglia in Italy, again driven by Sydney Allard and Tom Lush. This is the only Allard to have competed in the original Mille Miglia race and subsequently this car is known as the 'Mille Miglia Allard.'
This Allard also competed twice in the 1953 Goodwood, once in the 9-hour endurance race and again in a sprint race where it placed first in class.
The car is chassis number 1971 and is equipped with an original 331 cubic-inch Cadillac engine. The car's U.K. registration is still the original registration number LXR 949.