1953 Allard K3
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
Of the 62 Allard K3's produced, 57 examples were sent across the Atlantic. Most were sent without the engines to American dealers who would then install a V8 engine of the purchaser's choice. Most owners selected the Cadillac engine along with period speed equipment to further enhance the drivability.
This Allard K3 was sent to Sports Car Inc., on March 14th of 1953. It had a black top and side curtains. In the mid-1990s, it was given a body-off restoration by RM Restorations. It remains in excellent condition in modern times.
The car is powered by a 331 cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi V8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors. There is a Stayfast canvas top, side curtains and painted knock-off wire wheels with a spare wheel and tire.
In 2009, this Allard K3 Roadster was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was expected to sell for $150,000 - $200,000. As bidding came to a close the lot had been sold for the sum of $110,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Automobiles of Arizona|
|Auction||Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl|
|Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl||1911-1957|
|Automobiles of Arizona||1947-1955|