1952 Allard K2

Base Roadster
Sale Price
$100,000 - $130,000
Est. Range
20 August 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis number 91K3017. Deep Blue over blue interior. 331cid V-8/180hp Chrysler Hemi, newer Muncie 4-speed, side exhaust, Jaguar rear hubs, painted wire wheels, Excelsior tires, engine-turned dash, Smiths gauges. Original Ford 3-speed included in the sale.

Evaluation: One of 119 built and 18 exported to the US. Originally finished in ivory over black. Restored about 30 years ago and showing some age on the bumpers as well as a small scrape near the driver’s door and a long crack below the passenger’s door, but overall an impressive presentation. The driver’s seat is flat and wrinkled but the interior is mostly in good shape, and the car is tidy and maintained underneath. A rare full-fendered Allard with the hottest engine available in these Anglo-American hybrids. And that engine is a selling point, as K-Series Allards are more often seen with Ford or Mercury flatheads.

Bottom line: Famous for their simple mix of lightweight British roadster plus big American V8, Allards can nevertheless be a handful to drive and their styling is something of an acquired taste. They’re famous and respected, but the market for them is liimited and that has kept prices for them relatively stable, more dependent race history and originality than wider market trends. This one sold for $137,500 at RM Monterey in 2016, and this price for it in 2022 is also perfectly reasonable, reflecting more age and miles on the restoration while still getting a healthy premium for the Hemi stuffed in between those fenders.

by Andrew Newton
6 September 2022
Valuation Tools

See how much your car is worth.

Get current values, historical values, model history and more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More on this topic

Hagerty Insider Newsletter

Your weekly dose of auction reports, market analysis, and more.

Thank You!
Your request will be handled as soon as possible
Hagerty Insider Newsletter
Your weekly dose of auction reports, market analysis, and more.
Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
Hagerty only assigns condition ratings to vehicles we can inspect in person or, for online listings, via high-quality photography.