Model: K2 Roadster
Origin: London, England
Production: 1950-1952 | 119
Engine: Ford V8
In 1946, Allard introduced the first postwar car the K1. It was very similar to the limited production prewar J1 model. When Sidney Allard fit the Cadillac V8 into his own J2 Roadster, he created the first K2. That car was put immediately into production as a road-going version of the J2 racecars. The Allard K2 Roadster was an extremely limited production from 1950-1952.
The three portholes on the engine compartment and the pentagonal grille that were to become Allard trademarks were featured on the K2. The Allard K2s also displayed the Le Mans racing style hood-straps. If the Ford of Mercury flathead V8s weren’t powerful enough, this 2-seater design was offered with an optional Chrysler, Cadillac, and even Oldsmobile “Rocket” V8 engines were available in the United States. Only 119 of these models were built, with 79 sold in the United States less than 90 are believed to still exist.