1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133
Lot 4
One of just 63 produced
1953 ALLARD K3
Sold for US$ 96,250 inc. premium

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1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133 1953 ALLARD  K3  Chassis no. K3/3191 Engine no. 58090123133
1953 ALLARD K3
Chassis no. K3/3191
Engine no. 58090123133

392ci OHV Chrysler Hemi V8
Approximately 325bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Divided Axle Front Suspension – Di Dion Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*One of just 63 Allard K3's produced
*Tasteful upgrades for drivability
*Excellent car for rallies and tours
*Well-known and documented example
*Exceptionally rare Anglo-American roadster



THE ALLARD K3

Sydney Allard founded Allard Motor Company in 1936, producing potent sports racing cars powered by Ford V8 and Lincoln V12 engines. Allard racing cars continued to prove themselves as capable competitors, with one example winning the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally piloted by Mr. Allard himself, narrowly defeating Sir Stirling Moss. That same year, Allard released a new touring car based on their venerable J2 racing car, the K3.

Featuring a reinforced chromoly-tube chassis, Allard's innovative divided front axle suspension system, racing steering ratios, and a host of potent American engines, The K3 is a racecar at heart, beneath an all-aluminum envelope body. While the racing attributes limited everyday practicality, the K3 offered undeniable performance along with some welcome luxuries, like seating for three, a spacious trunk, and a convertible top.

The concessions made for performance, along with the steep $5,300 asking price, made the K3's appeal as a touring car suffer. As a result, only 63 of these exhilarating roadsters were produced and just 46 remain today.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1953 K3, number 3191, was ordered on April 23, 1953 to its original owner in Oakland, California. Originally finished in Silver Gray over a red interior, this handsome British sports car was fitted with a Chrysler 331 and disc wheels. 3191 was thoroughly enjoyed during its first decade after production, however by 1962 it lay derelict in a Nevada pasture. Luckily, an enthusiast purchased the rare roadster for $300 and rescued the Allard from its certain demise. In 1984, the consignor acquired the car in non-running condition and set out on a 22-year endeavor to restore this important K3 to be the ultimate driver's example.

Featured in the Allard Register several times, 3191 is now presented in the smart combination of British Racing Green over black and has been expertly refurbished and modified for increased drivability and reliability. Completed in 2012, this exhilarating sports car is now fitted with a 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi with a 4-barrel carburetor and electronic ignition, along with an improved rear-end and a new fuel cell for increased usability and safety. The British Racing Green paint is in excellent condition as well as the freshly chromed 'nerf-bar' bumpers and purposeful black interior.

The unique upgrades and features of 3191, along with its remarkable condition, make this particular K3 a great example to be driven and enjoyed thoroughly as it was originally intended.

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  • Please note that the correct engine number for this vehicle is 58C13154 and its title is in transit.
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