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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This Allard K3 is Pretty, Proper, And Up For Auction

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Allard K3 Auction

Allard might not be the foremost name when it comes to classic British sports cars. But don’t sleep on the quirky classic. In 1952, the brand developed the K3 and sent it to America as a hypothetical “Corvette Slayer” of sorts.
 
Under the hood was a big, burly American V8. The car was so loved among enthusiasts, in fact, that Carroll Shelby and Zora Arkus-Duntov allegedly each had one of their own. Unfortunately, love for the Allard K3 was short lived, as was its time in the U.S. Now, picking up one in mint condition is a rare find—but lo and behold, here one is.


Allard K3 Auction 2

This one was discovered lying dormant in a field in the 1960s. It took 22 years to restore to brand new, and features a new, 392 cubic inch V8. Even better, it’s wearing a classic British racing green, some high-spoke wheels, and an all-black interior.
 
While it may not be all original, it’s still expected to fetch somewhere between $100,000 – $120,000 because it is so rare. It’s heading up for auction at Bonhams next month on the 14th.

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