For 2009, no less than six Allards will cross the various auction blocks setup throughout Monterey this August. Of the six Allards, two are most notable in my opinion.
First is the Allard J2 at Mecum (their first Monterey auction). This is one of two Allards that was raced by Carroll Shelby and it should command big numbers, although it did not reach its reserve price at a previous Mecum auction.
The second car is the M Coupe at RM (shown above). This is a very unique car as only three M Coupes were made out of 500 produced. The car is very attractive and unique…hopefully it will bring more than the estimate.
Links to each of the cars are contained below. I plan to attend each of the auctions and I will provide photos of each car along with the results. If you plan on bidding, good luck! Let’s hope all of these cars go to good homes where they will see lots of use.
Chassis: J2 179. Lot# S109. No Estimate
Chassis: K3 3166. Lot# S153. No Estimate
RM Auctions: Sports & Classics of Monterey; Portola Hotel, Friday August 14
Allard M Type Coupe (Rare, 1 of 3 made - Shown Above)
Chassis: 71M430P. Lot# 310. Estimate: $35-45,000
Chassis: 1064B. Lot# 379. Estimate: $35-45,000
Bonhams: Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, Friday August 14
J2X 3142. Lot# 267. Estimate: $200-225,000
Gooding & Company: Pebble Beach Auction, Saturday August 15
K3 3175. Lot# 59. Estimate: $175-225,000