Allard J2X

1951 Allard J2X

Offered by Coys | Ascot, U.K. | April 26, 2014

Photo - Coys

Photo – Coys

The Allard J2X is one of the legendary automobiles. If you want to talk early, serious sports cars, then this is a great place to start. Sydney Allard really got into building his hillclimb specials after WWII and as time went on, the cars became more original, more competitive, and much more popular. Not to mention they went into actual production.

The J2X replaced the J2 for 1951. This is the very first J2X built and it was a works test car before being sold into public hands. The J2X featured improved handling thanks to a lengthened chassis and a choice between Cadillac or Chrysler V-8s. This car uses a 5.4-liter Cadillac V-8 that makes 200 horsepower.

It was originally campaigned privately all over England and the restoration was finished in 2007. Since then, it has appeared at historic events and is eligible for the Goodwood Revival. Only 83 J2Xs were built before production ended in 1953. This is among the nicest and should bring between $465,000-$535,000. Click here for more info and here to see the rest of Coys’ lineup at Ascot Racecourse.

Here’s video of a similar car:

2 thoughts on “Allard J2X

  1. Slightly ambiguous wording in the description, the J2X had a different front axle radius-rod arrangement hence the front of the chassis was a little different to deal with this ( the motor was moved forward 6 inches too) the wheelbase however, was exactly the same length as the previous J2 at 100 inches

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