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1949 Allard J1 vs. 1954 Allard Palm Beach

To start off, 1954 Allard Palm Beach is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Allard J1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Allard J1 would be higher. At 3,917 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Allard J1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1949 Allard J1 (100 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1954 Allard Palm Beach. (71 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1949 Allard J1 should accelerate faster than 1954 Allard Palm Beach. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1949 Allard J1 weights approximately 260 kg more than 1954 Allard Palm Beach. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1949 Allard J1 (306 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 154 more torque (in Nm) than 1954 Allard Palm Beach. (152 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1949 Allard J1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1954 Allard Palm Beach.

Compare all specifications:

1949 Allard J1 1954 Allard Palm Beach
Make Allard Allard
Model J1 Palm Beach
Year Released 1949 1954
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3917 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 100 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 306 Nm 152 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 79.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.3 mm 76.2 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 880 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4010 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 38 L


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