1952 Allard K2 Factory Special Roadster at Historic Races with 600 HP

Written by Ken Altes

More info on this car at this link.  Excerpt: “600 bhp, 396 cu. in. (bored 392 cu. in.) 1957 Chrysler “Hemi” V-8 engine, dual Holley 750 cfm four-barrel carburetors, manual gearbox, split-axle front suspension, de Dion rear suspension with coil springs and Halibrand “Quick-Change” center section, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106″.  Allard’s 1952 New York Automobile Show display car.”

Sold at auction in 2012 for $119k. Originally built with a Cadillac engine.  More about Allard cars here.

The split front axle (swing axles) were tricky. I asked the owner about its handling and he allowed it could be terrifying.  Very impressive car.

1952 Allard K2 in Austin TX at historic races1952 Allard K2 in Austin TX emblem 21952 Allard K2 in Austin TX front1952 Allard K2 in Austin TX interior1952 Allard K2 in Austin TX emblem 31952 Allard K2 in Austin TX rear1952 Allard K2 in Austin TX emblem

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