Austin A90 Atlantic For Sale

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A90 Atlantic
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Description Austin A90 Atlantic

A quirky and unusual car that is a hoot to drive,
virtually a barn find being in very original condition, that would benefit from
re-commissioning and renovation.


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.


This is a very good solid car with patina and age, having
being dry stored since the 1970’s. In oily rag condition, a car that needs
preserving with some sympathetic restoration and recommissioning.  These cars were prone to corrosion with most
of them consigned to the scrap heap over the years, thus making this car an
ideal candidate for careful renovation rather than a full restoration.


In mostly original condition with red leather seats and
flying A embossed door cards, the dashboard is in very good condition with good
Bakelite trim,


Description and History

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, 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

Condition Report Overall

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.

Body / Coachwork / Interior

Original black coachwork with light surface rust, original
leather interior, and carpets, all in good condition. 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.

Engine and Mechanicals

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.

Documents available

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

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