1950 Austin A90

Atlantic Convertible

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1950
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Turquoise Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
88 bhp, 2,660 cc overhead valve inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydro-mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 96"
After World War II, Britain’s motor industry was devoted mostly to export, in order to acquire the sought-after U.S. dollar. Austin’s A40 Devon and Dorset models were doing quite well in parts of the U.S. and were in fact the best-selling imports in most years until 1952. Austin’s chairman Leonard Lord sought to increase this market share and told his designers to come up with a larger convertible that would appeal to wealthy Americans. The result was the A90 Atlantic.
Derived from the A70 Austin Hampshire, the Atlantic had a 2,660 cc version of the overhead valve four-cylinder engine, fed with twin SU carburetors. Transmission was a column-shifted four-speed. In order to create some publicity in the colonies, Austin public rel