Fostoria, Ohio. USA.
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The Allen Motor Car Company was located at the 6080 Allen Building in Fostoria, Ohio from 1913-1921

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Allen Motor Company logo. (1914)

In 1916, the offered the Allen Classic, available in both a Roadster and Touring for $850. The 37 Horsepower, 112 inch wheelbase vehicle with a two unit electric starter and lights, full floating rear axle, 55-inch springs and "easy-acting" brakes weighed 2,300 pounds.

In a clear snub at Ford (who's car only offered in black), their advertising claimed "To you and thousands of others who favor a touch of color and distinction, the Allen Classic comes as a tangible expression of your logical preference". The car was available in a refined "smoke brown", maroon or rich blue. The wheels were a light cream and the fenders were black.

The company's goal for 1916 was to build 15,000 cars.

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Allen logo.

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1916 Allen Classic Roadster.

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1916 Allen Model 37 5-Passenger Touring Car ad. This car had a 37 HP Allen-Sommer 4-cylinder motor. The wheelbase was 112 inches, and it had 55-inch underslung rear springs. Weight was 2300 lbs. (source: AutoHistorian )

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