May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Allard LogoBrief History About Allard

Allard Motor Company was founded in England in 1946 by Sydney Herbert Allard, although his families company ‘Allard & Co’ and his previous company ‘Adlards Motors Ltd’ were already previously building cars and supplying components to other manufacturers.

Sydney was also a keen race driver and enjoyed rebuilding and modifying cars for racing, from trial events to Le-Mans and even winning the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally. However Allard failed to keep up with the times in both mainstream car manufacture and racing and eventually in 1959 stopped producing cars altogether.

The company did however continue to supply performance parts, such as superchargers and is even attributed to having built the first British dragster in 1960. Unfortunately due to ill health Sydney Allard sadly died in April 1966. His son Alan took over the business, which now makes components for rally cars, as well as taking part in rallies themselves.

The car below is a recreation of the original J2X.

Allard J2X
J2X Mk2 2010