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1953 Allard Palm Beach Mark 1 (6)  A rare British Allard Palm Beach sports car is going under the hammer in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars in February.

“Coming to auction from a Somerset deceased estate, it is just one of 72 Allard Palm Beach cars produced.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Although a distinctive looking car, it also has the characteristics of Austin Healey, AC Ace, and Frazer Nash cars.”

Made in 1953, the Allard was bought by its owner, a plumber, some 40 years ago. Running and driving, it needed restoration when purchased and some 20 years later it was dismantled and the restoration started. Moving forward another 20 years and although the restoration work continued, the car is not finished and the owner has now sadly passed away.

A 1953 Mark 1 model, it was originally fitted with a Ford pre-crossflow 1500cc engine. Somewhat underpowered, it was changed for a Zephyr 6 engine which accompanies the car, although it is currently fitted with a Ford V6 Essex.

Coming to the Charterhouse auction as a giant jigsaw puzzle, with many parts in many boxes, it will nonetheless be a rewarding project and is estimated at £15,000-20,000*

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of specialist auctions in the New Year which include pictures, books, Beswick and automobilia on 19th January, with classic motorcycles on 4th February and classic cars on 11th February and a specialist auction of Chinese, Japanese & Asian art in April.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit throughout the West Country please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at

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1953 Allard Palm Beach restoration project £15,000-20,000*
*plus 13.2 buyers premium inc VAT

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