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FAIRTHORPE ATOM

2-seater coupè.

Plastic-bodied sporty bubble with central backbone frame, and all-independent springing. Brakes are hydraulic, but some motorcycle features - positive-stop gearbox and chain drive. Big-twin BSA gave 75mph. Other engines available were 250cc and 350cc BSA singles and Anzani's 322cc two-stroke twin.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
248cc/646cc (S2 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1954 to 1957  
Number produced:
44