Allard K2 - a legend from British History
Photographed in September 2018 in Palmer, South Australia
Allard Motor Company (the second car manufacturer to trade under that name) was a brief but bright star in the history of British Sports Cars.
The company operated out of Clapham, London in the U.K. from 1945 until only 1958, producing just 1900 cars.
Featuring large capacity American engines in light-weight (great handling) british chassis and bodies, Allard paved the way for later and more economically successful cars such as the Sunbeam Tiger and the AC Cobra.
The very lovely K2 model pictured here was offered in the U.K. with Ford and Mercury V8's, and in the U.S. with Chrysler and Cadillac V8's.
Only 119 K2's were built, between 1950 and 1952.