Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe
Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe
Year 1951
Registration plate UK
Chassis Number BE2 87317
Engine Number 1B 122043
Engine Capacity 2660cc
Transmissions Manual
Mileage 55843
Body style Coupe
Interior color Red leather
Exterior color Bleck
Seating capacity 4
Wheels and Tyres Steel wheels
Asking Price £11,950 or near offer
First Registered on the 1st April 1951 and known to the club for approx. 30 years, this rare un-restored car has recently been removed from long-term storage. The car has not been on the road since the 1970’s, it is in highly original condition in the original factory black paint, with small areas of light surface rust, most of which would disappear with the application of an oily rag. Designed by Austin for the American Market during the "export or die" push in the late 1940's early 1950's. The Atlantic was unfortunately not a success in the US and was only produced in limited numbers. Donald Healey utilized many of the surplus parts for his new sport car the Austin Healey 100/4. The Austin Healey shares many parts from the Austin Atlantic to include the engine fitted with twin SU’s and 100/4 running gear. Not so many have survived over the years, there being only approximately thirty known to exist in the UK, and a hundred across the world to include the convertibles.
An extremely complete and original A90 Atlantic that has just emerged from long term storage, there is a certain amount of recommissioning to take place prior to putting the car back on the road, we would be happy to carry this out on behalf of the new owner. The car is on a current V5 with an A suffix registration, by application to the DVLA we believe that this could be replaced with a period registration.
Original black coachwork with light surface rust.The car is fitted with a tow bar, with the rear bumper overriders removed. These are in the boot, and could be refitted on removal of the tow bar.
The highly original interior is still in place with red leather seats, and the possibility that the carpets are also original, these being complimented by a complete Bakelite dashboard and original radio which requires a new valve box. The original factory radio aerial is also fitted.
Mechanically the car will need re-commissioning with attention paying to freeing off the clutch, servicing and running up the engine, fitting new hoses, servicing the brakes, and checking the electrics.
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