For Sale: 1953 Allard K3 in Huntington Station, New York

Vehicle Description

-British Racing Green with Oxblood leather interior, Black carpeting and Black convertible top, Concours restored, Cadillac 331 cu. in. OHV V8, Uprated to 5-speed manual, Superb history - provenance from new.

Sydney Allard produced several models prior to the K3 Roadster, but the K3 Roadster is undoubtedly the most rare and in most people opinions the best Allard ever produced with only 63 having been produced. Zora Duntov of GM fame and specifically known for saving the Corvette was a technical advisor and works driver for Allard prior to General Motors. The K3 was produced with performance in mind from its inception.

This K3 was ordered for the American market and first delivered to well-known Los Angeles sports car dealer, Noel Kirk Motors, Hollywood, California. As per factory records, the original color combination was Blue/Blue. Once delivered to Noel Motors, this K3 had its Cadillac 331 cubic-inch V8 engine installed along with its manual gearbox.

First owner was a Mr. Robert Downey who worked at the time for Lockheed Aerospace employee. The K3 remained in California for much of its life. In 1965 the K3 found itself in new ownership with Mr. L. Macomber of El Cajon, California. It would remain in the Macomber family through 2007 and had along the way been color changed to Red.

Circa 2011, this Allard K3 found its next new home on the East Coast and Hadley, Massachusetts. It was given to well-known and respected restorer, Mike DiCola whose Allard restorations have adorned the Pebble Beach Concours lawn. The goal, another DiCola nut and bolt, concours restoration. Completed in 2016, this K3 was now finished in its current color combination of British Racing Green/Oxblood. The K3 was then used for various well-known vintage rallies-tours.

It more recent ownership, the K3 was updated with period-correct Lucas fog lights, roll-up windows and a 5-speed gearbox for improved high-speed cruising. To date, this K3 has proven itself over several thousands of miles as a reliable, comfortable and fast vintage motorcar used on prestigious rallies such as the Colorado Grand, California Mille, Going to the Sun Rally, the 2019 Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance and most recently the Copperstate 1000.

According to the Allard Register, approximately 46 K3 Tourings are still known to exist. Included with this K3 Roadster are its records-history, spare wheel, jack and hammer. It is without a doubt one of the finest example of the model available in the world.

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Allard K3
  • Listing ID: CC-1700625
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Huntington Station, New York
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Allard
  • Model:K3
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Odometer:2200
  • Stock Number:259910004301321
  • VIN:3196
Listed By:
Autosport Designs Inc
203 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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