Allen (1913 Ohio automobile)

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1916 Allen Touring Car

The Allen was an American automobile, built at Fostoria, Ohio between 1913 and 1921. The company used 3.1-litre side-valve Sommers four-cylinder engines, and acquired that company in 1915. The 1920 Allen 43 was a handsome craft, featuring bevel-sided touring coachwork and a high-shouldered radiator. Unfortunately, sales of this vehicle were not enough to avert the company's bankruptcy, which followed in 1921. Willys acquired what little was left.[1] Overall, 20,00 vehicles were sold.

Confusingly, another American company also offered a car called the Allen, also in 1913, though the Ohio model was somewhat more successful.


  1. ^ Wise, David Burgress (2000). The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. Chartwell Books. ISBN 0-7858-1106-0.