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Atalanta to be re-launched. Image by Atalanta.

Atalanta to be re-launched
Fancy a car from the 1930s made today, to your specification? Atalanta has the answer.


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It might look as though it belongs in the 1930s, but the new Atalanta will be officially launched at the International Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court on September 5. Atalanta Motors was revived in 2012 by Martyn Corfield.

Corfield, explains: "Staying true to the original Atalanta design principles, we have enhanced the positive and enjoyable characteristics of vintage motoring in a style that is relevant and exciting today. As in the 1930s, Atalanta Motors provides the opportunity to commission an individual driving machine to exacting requirements. The new sports car readily offers an exhilarating drive with assured handling and a supremely comfortable ride."

The body shape remains true to the original 1937 Atalanta with flowing mudguards, running boards, separate headlamps, a fold-flat windscreen and exposed spare wheel. Construction follows traditional coach building practice with hand-formed aluminium panels attached to an ash frame.

Despite the traditional looks Atalanta Motors says that relevant modern technology has been used to enhance performance and safety without compromise; although it hasn't said exactly how the old-fashioned and up-to-date will come together.

Chassis number 1 of the new production run will be on display at Hampton Court alongside a 1937 Atalanta. The company will be taking orders with each car finished to the owner's individual specification. Selected individuals will be invited to experience the new car at an exclusive event later this autumn.

Anything else?

The original Atalanta was advanced for its day with all-independent suspension. Engines included an overhead-cam, four-cylinder unit - which could be ordered with a supercharger - or a 4.3-litre, 112hp side-valve Lincoln Zephyr V12. Chances are that a more modern engine will be used for the new production run.

John Lambert - 2 Sep 2014

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