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Standard Atlas Van


Rare Van is rescued in North America





The survival rate for Standard Atlas Vans is disappointingly low, so when news reaches me of one that has been saved, I am more than happy to publish it. Usually, the survivors are almost always ones that have been converted to a "Camper" Van including the addition of side windows. The attrition rate on those is somewhat less as they seem to have been used less. 


So it is especially pleasing to see this real Van which hasn't been converted or messed about in any structural way. Unfortunately, all the glass seems to be missing, and there is a lot of work to do to get it roadworthy.


This one is Left hand drive and hails from somewhere in North America. Its badged as a Triumph of course but it appears to have the Ensign engine fitted which makes it the later Atlas Major variety


Lets hope to see it restored and doing useful work again,


My thanks to Ian Leggett for sending me copies of these photos


Report by Phil Homer