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Allard L (1946 - 1950)

Launched alongside the shorter K1, the Allard L offered a longer wheelbase and an extra two seats. The L had the same 3.6 litre Ford sidevalve V8 as the K1 and had similar performance. The independent front suspension was tuned to provide good handling characteristics and the Allard L became popular in motorsport events.

Production of the 2+2 L continued longer than the 2 seat K1 and J1 models. The last example left the Allard factory in 1950 after 191 cars had been completed. 191 cars were built.

Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 in  
Length 4623 mm 182 in  
Width 1803 mm 71 in  
Kerb weight 1310 kg 2888 lb  
Manufacturer Ford
Type 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
Power-to-weight 64.89 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 4.11