Pre-WW2 British car firm Atalanta has been revived and will produce modern examples of its one and only model, the Sports Tourer.
The Atalanta Sports Tourer was first shown to the public on 5 March 1937 and the company was relaunched at the Royal Automobile Club in London on 5 March this year, exactly 75 years to the day that its Sports Tourer design was first unveiled.
The original Atalanta was technically advanced for the time. The company's original aim was ‘to fulfil the exacting requirements of professional and amateur drivers on both road and track’. Just 21 cars were produced before the outbreak of war in 1939 forced the demise of the company. Only seven of the original Atalantas still exist, of which four are in running order.
The new car is the result of a joint venture between Staffordshire-based motoring enthusiast Martyn Corfield and Cheshire-based restorer Trevor Farrington.
It blends Atalanta’s original 1930s philosophy with modern safety features, and more than 85 per cent of the components are unique to the car’s design. The exterior is a hand-crafted aluminium over ash coach-built structure.