Over 150 classic & performance cars going under the hammer @ H&H

Over 150 classic & performance cars going under the hammer @ H&H

1951 Allard K2 
Estimate £65,000 - £75,000 
Registration No: LOL 773
Chassis No: 91K 2149
MOT: Exempt

1 of just 117 made
Supplied with its original buff logbook
V8 engine and Moss gearbox overhauled some 2,000 miles ago
Recently used for competition work in the UK

Introduced in 1950, the K2 roadster sported a revised radiator grille, usable boot, cut-away doors and Buick-esque portholes to each flank. Benefiting from the same improved Allard coil-sprung divided front axle damped via tubular shock absorbers as the J2 and P1 models, not to mention a more sophisticated Phase 2 Lockheed braking system, the newcomer was propelled by a choice of Ford 3.6 litre or Mercury 3.9 litre 'Flathead' V8 engines mated to three-speed manual transmission (although, most American examples were supplied without powertrains). Only in production until 1952, just 117 K2s are thought to have been made.

Chassis number 2149 was ordered new on 12th June, 1950. According to the Allard Owners Club record, which is available in the history file with the car, it was distributed by Bristol Street Motors of Birmingham. The build commenced on 6th June, 1951, and it was delivered on 2nd August, 1951, to its first owner, R.H. Bailey of Worcestershire. Mr Bailey ordered the K2 in Pacific Green with a Black all-weather soft-top hood and a Ford V8 under the bonnet. He also specified a Green interior and chose standard steel wheels along with a standard axle and a standard 3-speed manual gearbox. The car was exported to Australia for approximately thirty years but was re-imported to the UK in 2014. The current owner bought the car in 2015 and today the car presents in a very similar specification to how it left the Allard factory in 1951; albeit with some modifications and upgrades to make it more usable on today's roads and to suit the current owner’s taste for competition. Such upgrades include a four-speed Moss gearbox, which the vendor comments has transformed the driveability of the car, and a replacement but correct specification Ford V8 engine that had been fully overhauled by Daryl Allard 2,000 miles prior to installation. The car was then used for hill climb events including at Crystal Palace, Prescott and more. The vendor has decided it is now time to move the car on as it has become a little too much for him as of late.

Other highlights include

1936 Frazer-Nash BMW 319/55 Sports
Estimate: £150,000 - £180,000

1954 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
Estimate: £100,000 - £120,000

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000

1978 Porsche 911 3.0 Litre RSR Tribute
Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000

1952 Lotus MkVI Prototype
Estimate: £50,000 - £60,000

2002 Porsche 911 Turbo
Estimate: £38,000 - £45,000

1998 Mitsubishi 3000 GT
Estimate: £14,000 - £18,000

1916 Ford Model T
No Reserve

2002 Noble M12 GTO
No Reserve

Barn Find highlights include

1955 Austin-Healey 100
No Reserve

1950 Allard P1
No Reserve

H&H | Auctioneers of classic & collector motorcars and motorcycles
29th Nov, 2023 13:00
Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

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