Black Paint with Matching TopNicknamed the Black BomberWon Races
all Over EuropeFirst Postwar Allard ModelFull-Length DoorsFolding
Convertible Top3.6L Flathead Ford V8 EngineGearbox from Ford of
England's V8 Pilot Model1 of 500 Known to Exist 55,032 Miles Shown
on Odometer3 Speed Manual Transmission Henry Allard's dream was to
take an English lightweight car and piling it with American Ford V8
and made very successful race cars. This car was nicknamed the
Black Bomber and it won races all over Europe. This Drophead Coupe
example was purchased by the current owner in September of 2006.
The car is painted in black with a matching top and upholstery.
Inside, there are Smiths instruments and an unrestored Bluemels
'Brooklands' steering wheel. The 'flathead' Ford V8 engine produces
85 horsepower and there are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
Englishman Sydney Allard created many innovative performance
machines using readily available low-cost parts from marques such
as Ford. His first car, a four-seat Ford, was entered in the 1934
Tourist Trophy. The car wore bodywork from an old Grand Prix
Bugatti and rode atop a shortened wheelbase. Work continued over
the years on several other personal vehicles before Allard began
selling cars to the public in 1946. The M1 Drophead Coupe was the
first postwar Allard model, introduced in 1947. It had full-length
doors and a folding convertible top. Under the bonnet was a
3.6-liter Ford V-8, with a gearbox from Ford of England's V-8 Pilot
model. During its four-year production run, a total of 500 examples
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