1952 Allard K2 Roadster
331 CID OHV Cadillac V-8 Engine
Twin 4-Barrel Carburetors
Estimated 200 BHP at 5,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Split Axle with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
The Allard’s meteoric success on race circuits of the early 1950s belies its humble beginnings as the pipe dream of race car driver Sydney Allard, whose creations utilized his significant ingenuity and American V-8 engines to compete at the highest level of motor sports.
The K2 model was an evolution of the K1, and was produced from 1949 to 1952, intended for clients looking for performance on the road or track. The new “Touring Roadster” sat on a 106″ wheelbase and featured upgraded front suspension with coil springs and enlarged fenders. It maintained its slender extended bonnet, which housed various V-8 engines from Ford/Mercury, Chrysler, and Cadillac. According to The Allard Register, only 117 examples of the K2 were built.
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