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1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

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1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

1939 Aston Martin Atom Prototype

Description

Engine: 1970cc, 4-cylinder, dual S.U. Carburetors
Transmission: 4-speed Cotal semi-automatic
Chassis: Patented rectangular tube frame with aluminum body panels
Suspension Front: Independent with short trailing links and coil springs, Gordon Armstrong hydraulic shock-absorbers
Suspension Rear: semi-elliptical springs, Gordon Armstrong hydraulic shock-absorbers
Brakes: Lockheed 12" drums
Wheelbase: 102"
Track: 50"
Weight: 2,688 lbs

The Atom was designed by Claude Hill and built in 1939. Its tubular frame was quite advanced for its time. David Brown drove the car in 1946 and many say it was instrumental in his dicision to buy the company.

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