A sports car with a hot rod’s heart – 1950 Allard K1/2

1950 Allard K1/2. Photos by Darin Schnabel, courtesy RM Sotheby’s.

Sydney Allard’s apprenticeship with a London dealer selling both Daimlers and Buicks left him with a thorough understanding of the differences between British and American cars, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each. By the time he began building cars of his own in the late 1930s, his preference was for a light and nimble chassis, typically infused with flathead Ford V-8 power. One such example, a unique 1950

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