DEC 22nd 2016

Erin Baker: At the rebirth of Atalanta

“I just like mucking about with cars”, says Martyn Corfield, gazing at his latest creation: a brand new Atalanta sportscar. Never heard of it? You’re forgiven: only 26 were made, in Staines, between 1936 and the Second World War. But my, they were beautiful things: like a Morgan, with the same aluminium-over-ash construction, but more svelte, more streamlined, more curvaceous. In fact, the two-seat Atalanta (they were available with a variety of bodies, including a saloon and drophead coupe) was such a looker that one example nabbed first place at the Cartier Style et Luxe concours d’elegance at the Festival of Speed in 2007, which is where I first fell in love with them.

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