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British sports car manufacturer Allard had a short run. Still, many today still have a strong desire to find a clean J2. It's a beautiful car, and a company out of Canada will build you a new replica version complete with modern V-8 power. The original company, however, is about to make another run at things. Lloyd Allard, grandson to company founder Sydney Allard, wants to give Allard Motor Cars a reboot of sorts.
The Allard team is going to start be building a model that was discussed but never produced. It's a third-generation of the Allard Palm Beach. Versions one and two were produced and sold. Eight of the Palm Beach Mk2 cars were produced, and most were powered by a 3.4-liter Jaguar motor. The original 1956 show car featured a Ford 2.4-liter unit, while two special edition GT cars were powered by Chrysler 5.4-liter V-8 engines.
The Palm Beach Mk3 will feature a design based on what would've been produced in 1959. Up front there will be some modern revisions which include disc brakes and an updated suspension setup. Power will be supplied by a either a straight-six Jaguar engine or an optional V-8 supplied by GM or Chrysler. The base motor should see a power output rating of 265 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. You can expect to see a convertible and a coupe, but we don't know more than that.
Allard says to stay tuned as the car is further developed.