Sorry for the clickbait. It isn't a barn discover, it's just a shonky garage. But it is mighty unusual and was an extremely satisfying experience to discover this vehicle from its burial place after 4 years. My pal Tim at Roadhouse Motor Co shares my guilty satisfaction appreciation for Austin Allegros and was looking all over the UK for the rarest design of Britain's many disliked vehicle. It turns out there was one less than 100 metres from his home, buried in a thick garage. Time for some city ex and some towing.
The Allegro club international state there might be as numerous as 7 Allegro 1750 SS models left worldwide, with 3 actually operating on the road. We found a totally untouched one owner 1750 SS and Tim wishes to get it back on the roadway.
If you do not live in the UK then consider this as a British variation of what the American AMC Pacer. A classic automobile with paradox that now houses some '70s fond memories. The Austin Allegro launched Might 1973 as replacement for the Austin 1100 and 1300 – the NEW DRIVING REQUIRE FROM AUSTIN. It lasted up until 1982 and the early series 1 cars are considered the rarest and most desirable.
Recorded by Jonny Smith and Tim Glover.
Edited by Mark Taylor-Hankins @inksharkman
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