1950 Austin A90

Atlantic Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Turquoise Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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