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1951 Allard J2 Roadster / 02223 Vehicle Information

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J2 photograph

1951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J21951 Allard J2
Sold for $313,500 at 2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction.
After World War II, a war torn Europe was recovering and rebuilding. Buildings had been bombed, attacked, and devastated. Materials were in short supply. A decree was put forth for H.M.'s government which allocated scarce materials to enterprises that produced revenue. In response, Sydney Allard adapted a V8 engine to his racer, dubbed it the J2, and began looking for US buyers. The earliest examples had a Ford flathead engine. As time passed, J2s were given engines from Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Chrysler.

The inboard drum brakes from the Allard J2 were from the Jaguar XK 120. The front suspension had coil springs and split beam swinging arms while in the rear was a de Dion setup with a live axle. The lightweight and minimalist body was mounted on a ladder frame. In an effort to keep weight down, the cockpit was given only necessary items and non-essential items were eliminated. The Brookland aeroscreens was the only protection for the passengers from the elements.

In 1950, Tom Cole and Sydney Allard drove a J2 with a Cadillac engine to a third-place overall finish in the 1950 24 Hours of LeMans. Following this success, Blakes, the main Ford distributor in Liverpool, England, placed an order for a J2 which he intended to enter in the 24 Hours of LeMans for 1951. The #1 car was driven by Sydney Allard and the second was given #2 and fielded by Blakes. Both cars failed to finish, however, car number two was officially ranked as 31st of 60. It was later sent to South America where it continued to be raced for a number of years.

The green example shown wearing number 40 was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, CA. This is the #2 car that was raced at the 1951 LeMans race and driven by Hitchins and Reece. It was found still outfitted with the original Cadillac OHV V8. A full restoration was undertaken and safety features were added such as the roll bar and seatbelts.

There were only 90 examples of the J2 produced with only a small amount of those being used as competition vehicles. The competition cars were often give large, 55-gallon fuel cells, and aluminum bodies. This vehicle had those options. This vehicle has been a participant in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1994. At auction it was expected to sell between $275,000-$375,000. At the conclusion of the auction, the vehicle had been sold, netting $313,500.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006



2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $313,500

1951 Allard J2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1951 sales)
1951 Allard J2 Roadster
Chassis#: 99J2123
Sold for USD$207,200
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1951 Allard J2
Chassis#: 99J 1787
Sold for USD$224,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1951 Allard J2 Roadster
Chassis#: 99J1974
Sold for USD$225,213
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1951 ALLARD J2
Chassis#: 99J2121
Sold for USD$275,000
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1951 Allard J2X Replica
Sold for USD$16,500
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1951 Allard J2
Chassis#: 99J2121
Sold for USD$330,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
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1951 Allard J2
Chassis#: J2089
Sold for USD$243,432
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1951 Allard J2
Sold for USD$154,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1951 Allard J2
Chassis#: 1912
Sold for USD$308,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1951 Allard J2 image  1951 Allard J2 image  
1951 Allard J2-X LeMans Race Car
Sold for USD$313,500
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
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1951 ALLARD J2 CADILLAC LEMANS RACE CAR
Chassis#: 2
Sold for USD$330,000
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1951 Allard J2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1951 Allard J299J 21232020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey $300,000$350,000
1951 ALLARD J299J21212016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $325,000$375,000

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Allard J2 Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 99J1515
Model Year: 1949
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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 33 J1738 RHD
Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: J1513
Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: J1578
Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Coachbuilder: Murray
Chassis Num: J1733
Model Year: 1950
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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1951
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Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1951
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Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 02223
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 1850
Model Year: 1951
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Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 1912
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 1971
Model Year: 1951
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Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 99J1787
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 99J2121
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 99J2123
Engine Num: 96X104846
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Model Year: 1952
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Roadster
Allard J2 Roadster

Chassis Num: 91J2179
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History


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