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Sep 14, 2013 (7:22 am)
Sep 14, 2013 (10:59 am)
Late 40s Allard. I have never seen one in the metal but proportions look wrong in photos. Grille reminds me of something French.
#37884 of 38551 tying this again
Sep 14, 2013 (12:06 pm)
could not get a picture to post last night.
#37885 of 38551 Re: tying this again [stickguy]
by Michaell@Edmunds HOST
Sep 14, 2013 (2:15 pm)
TVR Cerbera, similar to the one refreshed on the latest episode of Wheeler Dealers.
#37886 of 38551 Re: tying this again [Michaell@Edmunds]
Sep 14, 2013 (2:39 pm)
yup. that is why I thought of it, but I figured some people here watched the show too.
looked like a fun car.
#37887 of 38551 Re: Sports> [grahampeters]
Sep 15, 2013 (4:28 am)
Yup, that's a 1948 Allard M1 of which around 500 were made from '47 to '50.
Sep 15, 2013 (4:30 am)
Found hiding under the hood of the Allard M1...
#37889 of 38551 Re: Mystery motor> [andys120]
Sep 15, 2013 (4:49 am)
I think Allard were the first to mate an American V8 (Ford flathead V8) with a UK chassis. Someone will have a better recollection
#37890 of 38551 Re: Mystery motor> [grahampeters]
Sep 15, 2013 (5:08 am)
I don't know if Allard was the first to use an American V8 in a British sports car but a lot of well known American race drivers found Allard V8s a potent weapon in sports car racing, one of them was a Texan named Carroll Shelby and you know the rest of the story.
#37891 of 38551 Re: Mystery motor> [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 15, 2013 (5:41 am)
Not sure either, but it was not the first to combine a large American engine into a British sports car---probably the pre-war Railton, with 8 cylinder Hudson power, has that claim.