At­lantic record breaker

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

An Austin A90 At­lantic has sold at auc­tion for a record break­ing £41,440 – al­most twice what it sold for last year.

Re­stored in the 1990s, the At­lantic sa­loon went un­der the ham­mer at His­torics’ Brook­lands sale on 11 June. It had achieved a £25,000 ham­mer price at Anglia Car Auc­tions last year.

The 1950 At­lantic has now been bought by Pot­ters Bar-based clas­sic col­lec­tor Roger Dud­ding, who says: ‘I had al­ways wanted an At­lantic. They don’t come up for sale very of­ten – and this one is won­der­ful. I def­i­nitely think it’s worth the money.’

His­torics says there was a lot of pre-sale in­ter­est in the car, which helped it soar past its orig­i­nal £20-26k es­ti­mate.

The Austin Coun­ties Car Club says the auc­tion re­sult was an amaz­ing leap in value, par­tic­u­larly for the sa­loon model.

At­lantic model rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mark Yeo­man says: ‘Con­vert­ible At­lantics have been lead­ing the way at around £20,000 and £25,000 for a while, but this is the first time I’ve seen a sa­loon go­ing for this sort of money.’ Nick Larkin

This At­lantic is now with a UK col­lec­tor.

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