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1953 Allard J2X Roadster / 3146 Vehicle Information

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1953 Allard J2X photograph

1953 Allard J2X photograph

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1953 Allard J2X photograph

1953 Allard J2X photograph

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1953 Allard J2X photograph

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1953 Allard J2X photograph

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1953 Allard J2X photograph

1953 Allard J2X photograph

1953 Allard J2X photograph

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Carroll Shelby, at the time a novice driver, drove this car to victory in every race entered in 1953. In January of 1954, Shelby placed 10th at the 1000KM of Buenos Aires (1st US Car) - caught the attention of the big European teams - and the rest is history.
In the early days of post-war sportcar racing, the Allard J2 and J2X ruled the roost with its lightweight aluminum construction and American V-8 power. Sydney Allard produced the chassis and bodies and shipped them to the states without an engine (83 J2X were produced). In the case of #3146, it was ordered by Texas Oilman/Sportsman Roy Cherryhomes, to be configured for the Cadillac 331 CID V-8, the weapon of choice for early 1950's hot rodders.

Cherryhome approached young upstart driver/chicken farmer Carroll Shelby to drive his car in SCCA events in Texas and the plains states. At the time, Gen. LeMay of the Strategic Air Command was organizing races on his airfields, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to each event. Though Shelby wasn't paid, all expenses were covered for a fast car with an excellent mechanic.

Shelby drove the car in five races in 1953, placing first overall in four races and second in the fifth race. In January 1954, the car was shipped to Buenos Aires for the international 1000KM race in Buenos Aires where Shelby and Dale Duncan competed against all the world's top teams and drivers. There it ultimately finished tenth and won the Kimberly Cup as the top U.S. team to finish.

Shelby's performance in this race caught the attention of John Wyer of Aston Martin and led to a full time factory ride for Shelby in 1954 through the end of his racing career which culminated with a LeMans win in 1959.

Of course, Shelby later went on to design and build the iconic AC Cobra. He stated on numerous occasions that his experience with the Allard's combination of lightweight British chassis and body with American V8 power inspired him to build the Cobra.



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1953 Allard J2X Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Allard J2-X Little Red
Chassis#: J2X 3142
Sold for USD$280,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1953 Allard J2X
Chassis#: 3161
Sold for USD$286,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Allard J2X Vintage Racing Car
Chassis#: J2X3162
Sold for USD$297,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1953 Allard J2X
Sold for USD$258,500
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
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1953 ALLARD J2X LEMANS FACTORY LIGHTWEIGHT
Sold for USD$407,000
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2005
 
1953 Allard J2X Cadillac 'LeMans'
Chassis#: J2X3155
Sold for USD$171,600
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1953 Allard J2X Le Mans Competition Roadster
Chassis#: 3153
Sold for USD$153,544
  2004 Coys - Légende et Passion
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Allard J2X's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Allard J2X Le Mans30662019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $450,000$600,000
1953 Allard J2X Replica 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$30,000  

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