THE FOUR-SEATER PRODUCTION-MODEL ALLARD-SPECIAL
TI-IE V8 Allard-Specials of Sydney Allard, Guy Warburton and F. D. Gilson, together with the amazing V12 Allard-Special driven by K. N. Hutchison, are universally recognised as amongst the most potent trials and sprint motors of the present era. Messrs. Adlards Motors Ltd. have been in a position to supply replicas of these cars to private owners for some time past, quick completion of orders being accomplished. • Recently they have embarked very seriously on a proper production programme and have introduced a full four-seater edition of the Allard-Special. The familiar and imposing radiatorguard, dumb-iron apron and. bonnet are retained, likewise the slab-pattern sixteen gallon rear fuel tank with dual feed, flexible pipe-lines and facia-reserve. The chassis details follow the same specification as that of the competition twoseaters, and it is notable that the weight has only been increased by a small amount, so that the remarkable acceleration is not materially impaired. But the new body has full touring equipment and graceful flowing wings and running boards of full size. The spare wheel is mounted at the rear and the hood is accommodated when folded in a well
behind the rear seat. The front seats are of bucket type, there are cut-away doors on both sides, and the rear seat occupants have adequate leg room. This body is constructed of seasoned ash, strengthened when necessary by steel plates, and panelled in 18 gauge aluminium. The rigid side curtains are carried in the rear locker. The wings are of 20 gauge steel and the bonnet, which has a spring loaded strap, is of 16 gauge aluminium. The seats have leather upholstered Dunlopillo cushions, and any colour cellulose may be specified. The demonstration car which we inspected looked extremely well, finished entirely in cream. The equipment includes Dunlop tyres, Burgess silencers, Hartford shock-absorbers, Marks steering and Bosch electrical equipment, while numerous extras are listed to meet competition reqnirements. A two-speed rear axle and Telecontrol shock-absorber control is standardised on the four-seater. The modern Allard-Special is no longer a Ford conversion. It is a reliable, practical job built throughout for hard work at
high performance. The chassis was described in MOTOR SPORT, July 1937. This new tourer should be a quite exceptional car for fast travel, rallies and trials, and it combines very happily an air of dignity and speed. The maximum speed is stated to be in the neighbourhood of 90 to 95 m.p.h. and the acceleration should be almost unbeatable. The price is ,1:,495, or ;5•95 with the V12 Lincoln
motor. The chassis price is £880 and replicas of the fatuous V8 and V12 trials cars are listed at E,480 and £570 respectively. The four-seater has a wheelbase of 8 ft. G in. with V8 engine and 9 ft. in. with the V12 engine. Full details and a catalogue will be forwarded on request by Adlards Motors, Ltd., 3, Keswick Road, Putney, London, S.NV.15 (Putney 2333).
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