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1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon [BE2]

1950 Austin A90 Atlantic [BE2] in A Home of Your Own, Movie, 1964 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon [BE2]

Position 00:00:44 [*] Background vehicle

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dsl SX

2011-10-19 18:18

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1949 A90 Atlantic? Looks like our first FHC roof - we have 11 convertibles, 2 of which /vehicles.php?make=Austin&model=A90+Atlantic+Coup%E9&modelMatch=1&modelInclModel=on are labelled coupe.

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Bob Dieck BR

2011-10-19 18:29

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This would be my guess, but it seems the first year of FHC was 1951. Some A-90 Atlantic convertible were exported to Brazil and I remember quite well, but not enough to grant the year.

(Production of the Atlantic was short-lived, despite Austin slashing $1,000 from its price in 1949 and, in 1951, the introduction of a fixed-head saloon version with hydraulic brakes and a lower axle ratio.

But the convertible ceased to be produced in 1951. The saloon struggled until 1952, ousted by the BMC merger of that year.) from http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/car_info_austin_a90_atlantic.htm

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dsl SX

2011-10-19 18:35

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Bob Dieck wrote Some A-90 Atlantic were exported to Brazil ...

Unexpected destination - for me anyway - but the A90 was intended as big export effort - the name gives a clue where they wanted to sell in big numbers.

dsl SX

2011-10-19 18:37

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So 1951 for this "saloon" fixed roof.

Bob Dieck BR

2011-10-19 18:39

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Just after the war, Brazil had credits, no car industry and big needs in this field. The whole Europe exported to Brazil, all models, from Fiat 500 to Jaguar Mk VII.

Bigger cars than Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz 220 were rarely seen here, although some R-R, Bentley and MB 300 Adenauer came.

Sunbar UK

2011-10-19 19:50

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A90 Atlantic Convertible launched September 1948 for £952 and the hard-top Atlantic, or Sports saloon was at the 1949 Earl's Court Motor Show, according to http://www.austinmemories.com/page8/page34/page34.html.

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