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Allard
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:31:56 AM »

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Re: Allard
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 06:50:34 AM »
Yep it must have been in a RUM magazine article I think
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Re: Allard
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 09:22:54 AM »
surprising how big it looks up against those people.

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Re: Allard
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 09:36:12 AM »
I thought the same have they been especially selected  :)
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Re: Allard
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 09:58:29 AM »
Still not quite as big as it looked in those advertising drawings (for example http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/entries/3610/Allard_Clipper_347cc_1954_Ad.jpg ).  That aside, many of the curves are actually quite attractive, in a "swoopy" way.

I just can't understand where the line came from for the cut-out at the rear wheels - it bears no relation to the shape of the wing, to the flow of the car, or to the shape - or position - of the wheel! 

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Re: Allard
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 11:18:55 AM »
Its official, people were just tiny in the 1950's! ;D

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Re: Allard
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 04:09:03 PM »
Still not quite as big as it looked in those advertising drawings (for example http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/entries/3610/Allard_Clipper_347cc_1954_Ad.jpg ).  That aside, many of the curves are actually quite attractive, in a "swoopy" way.

I just can't understand where the line came from for the cut-out at the rear wheels - it bears no relation to the shape of the wing, to the flow of the car, or to the shape - or position - of the wheel!
I think given the name, it's a nautical reference, if you think of the various curves on the car as the swell of waves seen side-on. Of course it could be something to do with making the bodywork then finding you couldn't take the rear wheels off.
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