1931 Rally NC Sport
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, 1300 сс
Weight: 650 kg
Power: 45 hp at 4000 r / min
Speed: 135 km h
The French manufacturer Rally was a small scale operation located in Colombes which didn't survive the 1930s. Since the company started its production of small, lightweight sports cars in 1921 it competed with better known French marques as Amilcar and Salmson. The company quickly gained a reputation of producing rapid cars of high quality. Practically all of their cars were open 2-seaters particularly suited to be used in competition on normal roads, hence the name of the marque. But Rally sports cars were also entered in circuit events like the 24 hours of Le Mans. During the years the cars Rally produced grew from Harley-Davidson powered "cycle cars" to compact yet mature roadsters with a sturdy chassis and 4-cylinder engines.
The best known models Rally produced were the types ABC, NC and NCP, all from the late 1920s and early 1930s. Since the cars were largely built to order each one that left the factory was more or less unique. The engines which powered the Rally models usually came from outside manufacturers and could be specified by the customer; engines of the make SCAP were mostly used.
Rally didn't stray from the uncompromising competition designs which had rendered them a loyal following of customers, unlike Amilcar and Salmson. This lead to the downfall of the marque in 1933, when the demand for its true sports cars just wasn't enough to survive and there were no other, more practical, car designs to fall back on. The limited amount of cars Rally had produced were hardly known outside of France and this meant the marque was soon forgotten. But fortunately its loyal following kept many of the cars alive to this day and a small but increasing circle of connoisseurs of vintage sports cars appreciate and value the Rally marque highly, ensuring the future of the extant cars.