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In 1950 drag racing was started to keep young American tearaways from racing their cars on the public roads.
Following a visit to the USA, Sydney Allard built this car, Britain's first dragster. It was powered by a Chrysler 5.8-litre V8 engine.
This car did a lot to kindle interest in Britain. Smaller versions called Dragons with supercharged Ford 1.5-litre engines were later built for sale.
|Output||480hp @ 5,000rpm|
|Price new||Not marketed|
|Manufacturer||Allard Motor Co. Ltd|
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