Evaluation: Good paint, interior and chrome. A quality older restoration and better than usual vintage racer. Clean and tidy, showing just the right amount of use and attention. Trafficators missing from the cowl slots.
Bottom Line: It would appear that the third time is the charm after no-sale bids of $45,000 at Bonhams Brookline in 2005 and a paltry $39,000 at the Simeone Museum last October. The hammer result here is nearly double what it attracted seven months ago. That was unduly cheap, but this is expensive even for a charming flathead Mercury powered Allard with delectable speed equipment.