This Allard is one of only 43 surviving J2s out of a total of 90 produced. Right after World War II and early in his career as a British auto manufacturer, Sydney Allard favored Ford V-8s as his engine of choice for his namesake sports cars. This car was delivered to its first owner with a factory-installed Ardun-modified Mercury flathead V-8. After several owners, it was purchased in 1968 by an American businessman, Bob Judd, who was living in London at the time. The original engine was tired, so Mr. Judd had it replaced with a 225 hp Ford 289, which lived in the car for about 40 years. When the car was purchased by Dr. Martin Stickley of Winter Park, Florida, its performance was upgraded by the installation of a full Cobra-spec, 306 hp Ford 289. A complete restoration of the car was undertaken, and the Allard was an instant show winner when completed in 2011. It won Best in Show at the Winter Park All British Concours, the Spirit of the Road Award at the 2012 Boca Raton Concours, and an award at the 2012 Amelia Island Concours as well.