Allard JR – continuation
The Allard JR Continuation model was the first car produced by the firm in over 60 years. While it could earn a place on this list for that reason alone, it’s an evocative shape and has the special quirk of being handbuilt by the son and grandsons of Allard’s founder. The JR Continuation is based on the first of seven JR race cars produced between 1953 and 1955 and was built using original drawings and parts, design bucks and traditional material, all to the specification of the 1953 Le Mans-competing JR.
BRM Type 15 – continuation
Joining Allard, British Racing Motors (BRM) became the latest historic racing marque to be revived when it announced three continuations of its Type 15 F1 race car this year. Engineered to the precise specifications of the original, the remakes will be structured around an authentic steel box-section ladder chassis and powered by a replica of the original Type 15’s V16 engine. John Owen, son of the late BRM team principal and who commissioned the continuations, said “to hear the V16 screaming at full tilt for the first time is something you never forget.”