Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 91K-2108
If hot rods had been invented in England, Sidney Herbert Allard would have been their originator. In 1936 he built a successful trials machine from Ford and Bugatti parts. His 1949 National British Hill Climb Championship came in a loud and fearsome special with four rear wheels, powered by a war surplus V8 Steyr tank engine. Quite an achievement!
Building on the success of the KI model, Allard launched a new K2 model in 1950. The K2 had a more modern appearance with a Healey-type front grille and large bumpers. Although the K2 only had two seats, it did now have a small luggage boot at the rear making it slightly more practical.
Various American V8 engines were available. A 3.6 litre Ford unit was standard, but buyers could specify Mercury, Chrysler or even Cadillac V8 engines. The K2 stayed in production until 1952, and by then 119 example