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About Allard

The Allard Motor Company was an English car manufacturer founded in 1936 by Sydney Allard. The company, based in Putney, London until 1945 and then in Clapham, London, produced approximately 1900 cars until its closure in 1966.

Allards generally featured a large American V8 engine in a small, light British sports car body, giving a high power-to-weight ratio and foreshadowing the more famous AC Cobra - in fact, Carroll Shelby drove an Allard in the 1950s.

Prewar Allard Specials

The first Allard cars were built specifically to compete in Trials events - timed events somewhat like rallies but through much worse terrain, almost impassable by wheeled vehicle. The first Allard mounted a Ford flathead V8 in a body mostly sourced from a Bugatti racing car, and used the American engine's high torque to great effect in this slow-speed competition.

Further Allards were soon built, all specially ordered, and fitted with a variety of large, Ford-sourced engines, including Lincoln-Zephyr V12 powerplants. By 1939 and the outbreak of war, twelve Allard Specials had been built, and Sydney Allard planned volume production, but the war forced a delay to those plans. Allard's company worked instead on Ford-based trucks during the war years, and when hostilities ceased, Allard had built up quite an inventory of Ford parts.

Postwar

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2-door
2-seat
V12 24v 4.4L SV M-3
83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp        
   

Allard V12 (1938)

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4380 cm3 / 267.3 cu in / 267.3 cu in, 83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
V8 16v 3.6L SV M-3
63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp  203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft
   

Allard V8 (1937)

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3622 cm3 / 221.0 cu in / 221.0 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

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Auto Insurance

Defined as: The contract by which the insurer assumes the risk of any loss the owner or operator of a car may incur through damage to property or persons as the result of an accident. There are many specific forms of automobile insurance, varying not only in the kinds of risk that they cover but also in the legal principles underlying them.

In “plain” English, this means coverage that is carried by someone who is driving a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident that causes property damage or personal injury to someone.

Currently, New Hampshire and Wisconsin do not have “compulsory auto insurance liability laws”. Simply put, this means that these states do not require licensed drivers (and there should not be any other kind of driver) to have some type of auto insurance policy that provides at least minimum coverage. The remaining 48 states do have such insurance laws in effect.

You should check with the state you live in if you have questions concerning whether or not you are required to have auto insurance, and also to determine if you are required to have a certain amount of coverage. If you are required to have a certain amount, you will then need to check to see if there is a minimum amount and maximum amount.

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