Atalanta V12 Coupe Restoration.
The Atalanta was a high-quality English Automobile manufactured in Staines, Middlesex between 1937 and 1939.
Approximately 25 vehicles were produced before war stopped production. The cars were bodied by Abbott in Farnham, Surrey with Sports, Coupe or saloon coachwork. The 1937 cars employed a 1496 cc Gough engine as often used in contemporary Frazer Nashes and were sometimes fitted with a supercharger as was a Sports version which ran in the 1938 Le Mans 24 hours race.
All employed fully independent suspension which was designed to provide low unsprung weight and superior handling which were well ahead of their time. For 1938/9 the option of a 4.3 litre V12 Lincoln engine became available.
We have obtained the 2 seater Coupe with V12 engine believed to be the last example built which has some period rally history and was actually once tested by Dennis Jenkinson with a glowing report on handling.
Moving in uncharted waters we have completely stripped the car and sent it for ash frame and aluminium body attention by our specialist colleagues at Bodylines in Northampton.
We are working on the overhaul of the numerous mechanical components and undertaking further historical research.
Further updates will be made as restoration progresses.
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