Allen (1913 Philadelphia automobile)

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The Allen was a short-lived United States automobile manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1913 to 1914.

The early models featured a two-cylinder engine, while later ones had a water-cooled four-cylinder version. These models also had a friction transmission and shaft drive, a 9-foot (2.7 m) wheelbase, and a 3-foot-8-inch (1.12 m) track, costing $450.

Confusingly, another American company also offered a car called the Allen, also in 1913.


^ G. Marshall Naul, "Allen (i)”, in G.N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968 (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp. 36.