View Full Version : Farrellac
04-26-2003, 01:57 PM
Does anyone has more details about a 50's one-off race car with a big lump of a Cadillac 6litre engine? The build of the car was commanded by the Londoner Don Farrell, hence the name.
04-28-2003, 09:11 AM
In 1953, Cadillac ran two cars at LeMans, a basically stock Eldorado, and a rebodied Eldorado, nicknamed "Le Monstre" by te French b/c it was so weird looking. Which car are you talking about?
04-28-2003, 12:57 PM
I know the Le Mans Caddilacs, but I don't know if the Farrelac had ever competed in le Mans. this is really a very special one-off. it is seen in Britain now and then in classic car events.
12-12-2004, 05:26 PM
I'd have to look again, but all I know of was a roadster in which a guy placed a 331 Cad, not the 365...
12-14-2004, 07:12 PM
Yeah I found it. It's one of the Allards, they were very fond of the Cad powerplants.
12-30-2012, 09:12 AM
As I understand it, the Farrellac was based on an AC, built by Don Farrell. His widow lives in Minehead, Somerset.
12-30-2012, 10:57 AM
Welcome Porge, the Farallac that I have seen is based on the Allard J-Type, chassis J1911. It is shown here during the 2008 Goodwood Revival
02-14-2013, 08:13 PM
It's a huge engine for that car. I wonder how it handles, I'm curious ot the engine weight. They seem so handle well at Laguna Seca, however some drivers seemed skiddish also. Its a fairly long wheelbase. I bet it's fun to drive