2010 Allard J2X Mk II Commemorative Edition
Chassis no. J2X9024
Engine no. M600636 TNXE6253410886
5.7-liter fuel-injected Chrysler Hemi V8
Five-speed Tremec manual transmission
Four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes
Produced by Allard Motor Works
Recognized by the Allard Registry
Titled as a 2010 Allard
A unique supercar with classic British looks
In the early days of post-war sports car racing, the Allard J2X was the car to beat. Often seen racing through the trees and down the public road circuits at venues such as Pebble Beach and Watkins Glen, the J2 and J2X Allards were one of the earliest successful marriages of a lightweight British sports car fitted with a powerful American V8. Allards were delivered as 'rollers' for customers to fit their own powerplants early owners often ran flathead Fords, while by 1953, Cadillac and Chrysler V8s became the favored motivators.
The J2X MkII concept was simple enough to evoke the spirit of an original J2X in a more modern package; still hand-crafted, using the same basic design as the original but with more attention paid to safety, comfort, and reliability.
This J2X MkII was completed in 2010 and was fitted with a fuel-injected Chrysler 5.7-liter Hemi crate motor backed by a Tremec TKO 5-speed transmission. A Certificate of Origin on file from Allard Motor Works, signed by Roger Allard, confirms that this J2X was invoiced to a California buyer in August of 2009.
The spec sheet from Allard notes that the MkII employs independent front and rear suspension utilizing unequal-length A-arms, rack and pinion steering, and 12" Wilwood cross-drilled disc brakes on all four wheels surely providing more stopping power than the drum-braked originals! 72-spoke Dayton wire wheels (including spare), chromed twin roll-over hoops, and side-exit exhaust combine to complete the visual package.
The view from the cockpit is all Allard, and belies some of the more modern conveniences; the driver feeds input through a Moto-Lita steering wheel, while enjoying a full complement of classic-style Allard gauges. A Muirhead leather interior in Poppy Red with Wilton Wool carpets, along with a full windscreen for weather protection, add some creature comforts not found in the originals.
The J2X MkII is recognized by the Allard Registry and carries a Montana Certificate of Title identifying it as a 2010 Allard J2X. A capable and very fast - touring car, suitable for rallies and for shows this J2X MkII translates the original spirit of the J2X into a modern, totally unique sports car with unmistakably Allard looks.
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