Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1959 Standard Atlas Van

In excellent original condition mainly due to its low miles, and long period of covered storage (since the 70's!). The only thing stopping us from putting it on the road are the holes cut in the sides, and the roof for an aborted camper conversion. When it gets to the head of the restoration queue our panel man can work his magic with his wheel (English Wheel to our American cousins).

Disregard the colour scheme, it's original colour was Powder Blue, and that's how it will get restored. Hmm works rally/race service vehicle me thinks.


  1. i have seen photo's of the blue preserved camper but was not aware that an Atlas van sill existed.A neighbour of ours used one as a mobile butcher's van in South Shields when i was a young lad. It was green with J L Robinson on the side.I went along with him on a saturday morning and knocked on all the doors to alert the customers.I really liked that van.Fond memories.

  2. We have an Atlas camper in the Manchester Standard Triumph Group. It is still in use by our member David Lucas. There are a few images of it on the MSTG website which were taken at the August Tatton show.

    What restoration progress have you made on your van?

    Phil Womack