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Allard K1 J1 (1946 - 1948)

Following his success in pre-war trials events, Sydney Allard launched two new cars, the K1 and J1. Both cars were two seat sports cars designed for road and competition use. Thanks to their simple bodies the K1 and J1 weighed very little and were powered by V8 engines which offered plenty of performance.

The K1 was the larger of the two models and came with a 3.6 litre Ford "flat head" V8 engine. For simplicity the gearbox and other mechanical items were also common to the Ford V8 models which meant they were robust and well proven. The K1 model was more popular than the shorter J1 and continued until 1948. 151 cars were built.

Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 in  
Track front 1422 mm 56 in  
rear 1321 mm 52 in  
Length 4267 mm 168 in  
Width 1803 mm 71 in  
Height 1511 mm 59.5 in  
Kerb weight 1067 kg 2352 lb  
Type Ford V-8
16 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 77.79mm 95.25mm
3.06 in 3.75 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.82
Displacement 3622 cc
(221.028 cu in)
Unitary capacity 452.75 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 6.12:1
Fuel system 1 Ford carb
Aspiration Normal
Max. output 86.2 PS (85.0 bhp) (63.4 kW)
@3800 rpm
Max. torque 203.0 Nm (150 lbft) (20.7 kgm)
@1500 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 23.5 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 56.05 Nm/litre
0-60mph 13.60s
0-100mph -1.00s
0-Quarter-mile 20.00s 
Top speed 138 km/h
Power-to-weight 79.66 bhp/ton
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Suspension Front I.TL.
Rear LA.TL.
Transmission 3M
Drive RWD
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.78
Number made 151