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1953 Allard Palm Beach Customized as Woodill Wildfire

1953 Allard Palm Beach in Knock on Wood, Movie, 1954 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1953 Allard Palm Beach Customized as Woodill Wildfire

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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vilero ES

2010-10-27 20:32

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Used as if it were the Woodill Wildfire

See discussion in /vehicle_345268-Rolls-Royce-20-25-hp.html
dsl wrote Yes I can go for the Swallow Doretti for the UK scenes - ignore my previous suggestions of Allard/Jensen.


[Image: KnockWood00037.jpg] [Image: KnockWood00045.jpg] [Image: KnockWood00039.jpg] [Image: KnockWood00040.jpg] [Image: KnockWood00011.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2010-10-29 20:29:28

dsl SX

2010-10-30 13:56

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This would have been a brand new car at the time of filming. It looks as if the Doretti was introduced March 54 for export only, then UK sales from July 54. UK sales (and presumably production?) ceased May 55 after a maximum of 293 had been made (possibly only 276).

However I'm still slightly unsure about this as a Doretti - as far as I can tell from online pictures, the SD did not have external door hinges. I wondered originally about an Allard, and the Oct 1952 onwards Palm Beach also looks similar (and is more plausible for date range). Can anyone give a definite verdict?

DynaMike NL

2010-11-03 22:14

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But isn't this too small to be a Nash Healey ?

trhouse US

2010-11-04 14:41

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DynaMike wrote But isn't this too small to be a Nash Healey ?


I am not entirely convinced it is a Nash Healey But the trailing rear fender line and cockpit configuration is a better fit. Allard used the door hinge configuration.

dsl SX

2010-11-04 14:57

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Allard Palm Beach pics at Link to "bringatrailer.com" . Rear wing line, external door hinges and twin fillers all match. S1 introduced Oct 52, replaced by S2 Oct 56. Production ceased soon after Jan 59.

Sunbar UK

2010-11-04 15:16

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Agreed Allard Palm Beach...
There appear to be some cars with the same door length and quarter-lites in the doors.

[Image: allardpalmbeach.9866.jpg] [Image: allardpalmbeach2.4022.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2010-11-04 15:22:12

trhouse US

2010-11-04 15:41

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I support Allard Palm Beach
http://www.chaca.com.au/viewGallery.php?g=2008%20presentation%20day

dsl SX

2010-11-04 15:50

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Sorted. Now what car is used as the red "Woodill" in the US studio scenes /vehicle_100570-Woodill-Wildfire-1954.html ?

-- Last edit: 2010-11-04 15:51:07

trhouse US

2010-11-04 15:56

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Here is the fiberglass site.

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/

trhouse US

2010-11-04 16:09

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here is more.

http://forum.forgottenfiberglass.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=164

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