Monday, 8 December 2014

Allard K3

The Allard Motor Company was only in existence for about 13 years, between 1945 and 1958, and in that time produced about 1900 cars, mostly designed to be fitted with large American V8 engines. They were never a common sight in Britain and the K3 shown below is, I think, the only one of this model that I've ever seen.
The photograph was taken at the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park in June 2008 and although the car isn't shown in the programme of the meeting, I understand that it's the Cadillac-engined vehicle of Mark Butterworth.
Here's Mark Butterworth in the Allard K3 negotiating Britten's chicane

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