1952 Austin A90 Atlantic Saloon

Lot: 253

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.6L 1952 Austin A90 Atlantic manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 76 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

This remarkable car was the first, post-war, all-new British design...

  • Believed to be 1 of only 30 or so Atlantics on the road in Britain today
  • Ready to use with the engine professionally rebuilt less than 250 miles ago
  • Amazing dashboard with gold-plated speedo
  • Re-chromed bumpers just fitted
  • Steady performer with the same 88bhp, 2660cc 4-cylinder engine as Healey 100/4
  • Valuable transferable registration number


Lot Details

Registration: GDP 137 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1952 Engine size: 2.6L
Make: Austin Odometer reading (miles): 69900
Model: A90 Atlantic MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: BE2109082

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 76 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Unrestored, oily Rag example. Re-chromed bumpers just fitted. Rear window winder located between the sun visors (a rare and novel feature only on the later cars).


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Unrestored oily Rag example. Rear window winder located between the sun visors (a rare and novel feature only on the later cars). Original interior sun visor has chassis/engine no. plaque (see photo).


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Professionally rebuilt in 2016. Runs very well, lovely. (Same engine as Austin Healey 100/4). Engine rebuild included conversion to unleaded.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Column change. New clutch fitted during engine refurbishment.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Oily rag example. New brakes 2014/ 2015. Recently refurbished wheel hubs. New brakes and rear oil seal modification carried out, as per Austin Healey.


Minor: Major:


Oily rag. 

Vehicle History


Some documents present, some lost over time. This car has appeared in the Austin Counties Car Club magazine (on a number of occasions). Used by the present owner for a number of (UK) rallies and driving tours. A real head turner at car shows. Also interestingly this car was previously owned by a gentleman who drove it all over the continent, inside you can see badges where he visited. A restored saloon recently sold in excess of £40k at auction. This unrestored / 'oily-rag' example is ready to drive away, enjoy (and one day maybe restore..)

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history