Sydney Allard founded hos company in 1936, with his first car being based on a Ford V8. the first bespoke allards came along in 1945, still with Ford V8 engines but now with very distinctive long-nosed bodies.
always competition-orientated, allards remained rather idiosyncratic and dramatic-looking until the 1950s when a series of roadsters – the K3, Palm beach and Jr – came out, sporting four- and six-cylinder engines as well as V8s. demand plummeted as rivals produced cheaper, faster, better- looking alternatives. the firm ended up modifying Ford anglias until 1966 when a fire destroyed the factory. Sydney allard died at home the same night.