The 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach was offered initially with British Ford four- and six-cylinder powerplants. Looking in many ways like the Swallow Doretti, the Palm Beach proved no more popular than that car.
Allard Palm Beach. See more pictures of Allard cars.
A redesign was accordingly instituted for 1956, bringing a more shapely form reminiscent of the Austin-Healey. Ford, Jaguar, and even Chrysler V-8 engines were listed, but only seven of these Mark II cars were built.
Never a high-volume manufacturer, Allard had already peaked in the early '50s. The company closed its doors in 1959.
Pluses of the 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach:
- Mechanical simplicity
- Neat styling
Minuses of the 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach:
- Very few built
- No parts available
- Crude and less lively compared with concurrent Austin-Healeys and Triumph TRs
Production of the 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach:
1.5 Litre: 8
2.2 Litre: 65
Mark II: 7
Specifications of the 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach:
Wheelbase, inches: 96.0
Length, inches: 156.0
Weight, pounds: 1,850/1,950
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1952-1959 Allard Palm Beach:
|ohv I-4|| 508 cc (92 cid)||47*||1952-1959|
|ohv I-6|| 2,262 cc (138 cid)||68*||1952-1959|
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