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For Sale at Auction: 1950 Austin A90 in Monteira,

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The S�ragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€20,000 - €30,000

  • Delivered new to Portugal
  • Retains its original engine
  • Tastefully restored in Silver with a black roof over grey leather


The A90 Atlantic was Austin's post-war attempt at an upscale model for America. Derived from the A70 Austin Hampshire, it had a 2,660 cc version of the OHV four-cylinder engine fed with twin SU carburetors. Transmission was a column-shifted four-speed. Initially a drophead coupe, it was joined by a fixed-head sports saloon in January 1950.

This sports saloon was supplied new to Lisbon and is accompanied by its original registration documents. It has remained in Portugal ever since and retains its original number plate. Restored roughly 20 years ago in silver paint with a black leatherette-covered roof, it has matching grey leather upholstery piped in red. The engine compartment is tidy and correctly detailed. Other features include flush-mounted trafficators, a heater, and the standard hydraulic power windows.

Of 7,981 Atlantics built through 1952, only about 350 found homes in the United States. As a result, a good number, like this one, were sold in Continental Europe; however, few are available today with a known history from new.


  • Entregue novo em Portugal

  • Mant�m o motor original

  • Restaurado com gosto, em cinza prata e tejadilho preto, com interior em pele cinzenta


Com o A90 Atlantic a Austin visou o segmento dos ve�culos de gama alta do mercado americano no p�s-Guerra. Baseado no A70 Austin Hampshire, estava equipado com uma vers�o de 2660 cc do motor de quatro cilindros, com v�lvulas � cabe�a e dois carburadores SU. A transmiss�o era feita atrav�s de uma caixa de quatro velocidades com comando na coluna de dire��o. Lan�ado inicialmente como um descapot�vel, a vers�o fechada, designada Sports Saloon, chegou em janeiro de 1950.

Este exemplar foi entregue novo em Lisboa e � acompanhado pelos documentos originais de registo. Permaneceu em Portugal desde ent�o e mant�m a sua matr�cula original. Restaurado h� cerca de 20 anos em cinza prata, com o tejadilho revestido a pele sint�tica preta, tem o interior em pele cinzenta correspondente, sublinhada com rebordo vermelho. A ba�a do motor est� limpa e corretamente detalhada. Outros destaques incluem setas indicadoras de mudan�a de dire��o, um aquecedor e os vidros nas portas com assist�ncia hidr�ulica, que faziam parte do equipamento de s�rie.

Dos 7981 Atlantic constru�dos at� 1952, apenas cerca de 350 foram vendidos nos Estados Unidos. Como tal, muitos deles, inclu�ndo este exemplar, foram vendidos na Europa. Todavia, muito poucos est�o dispon�veis atualmente, sobretudo com hist�ria conhecida desde novos.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1259234
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Monteira,
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Austin
  • Model:A90
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:775174
  • VIN:70587

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