|Price||$95,500 1 of 119 K2 Roadsters Built|
Reimel Motor Cars is proud to offer a 1957 Allard K2 Roadster covered in red exterior paint with black leather interior.
This car is fitted with the knockoff wire wheels with Pirelli 185/70 X16 tires, unlike the other K2’s that have the bolt on standard wheels. The current 383 motor provideds ease of maintenance while delivering great performance, it produces 420 lb-ft or torque, and develops 315hp at 4400rpm which is well beyond what you would expect in a 1951 automobile and can become a handful if you are overly enthusiastic with the throttle.
The body and paint are in good condition, with good panel fit, and no evidence of rust, with only normal wear and tear flaws. The dash is extremely nice, and appears correct. The steering wheel, and chrome are generally good but showing the patina of age. The interior done very nicely in black leather. The black canvas top and side curtains are in very good condition. The engine compartment and trunk are neat and clean.
This original left hand drive example was shipped from England December 12, 1950 and sold to R/P motors in New York. Originally the car was black with red leather, and delivered with a Ford V8 #908980, delivering 100hp. Like many others, this Allard was later upgraded with a more powerful overhead valve motor, in this case a Mopar 383. The first owner was Fred Ashe, who was the secretary of the Sports Car Club of America Eastern division. The next owners were, Bill Crutchmier, Dan Lawery, Tom Turner all from Texas and Eckard Evers a German fellow who lives in California. Mr. Turner was the registrar of the Allard Club and also did some racing in an Allard. This car was purchased by Mr. Evers about 1998, and received considerable work to prepare the car for vintage racing and rallies. The car competed in and finished in the 2000km durch Deutschland in 1999 as well as the California Mille Miglia in 1999.
This well sorted and strong running example is eligible for prestigious rallies and events worldwide which is a very difficult thing to find at this price point these days.
This vehicle is being offered As-Is with No Warranty. Reimel Motorcars encourages a pre-purchase inspection be performed on all vehicles offered to showcase their conditions.