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Sid’s specials

An interesting and charming inclusion here, not because these sportsters were rivals to the trio we feature on test. Siddney Allard founded his own unique brand around the time Healey was also doing his own thing before the Austin association.

Allard relied upon the flat head Ford Pilot saloon engine, a 3.7 V8 that didn’t perform as well as the spec promised, primarily because it was an old sidevalve unit, but it put Sid’s specials on the map.

A much respected range of cars (particularly the J2) during the 1950s but the wave of affordable sports cars from Messrs MG and Triumph provided the coffin nails if not the hammer and Allard stopped production in 1958, by which time the sports car world was fast changing. Prices span from £40,000 to £300K depending upon model and condition with the J2 worth Aston DB money.

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