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Ford Taunus: books - history, models and technology

A book on the Ford Taunus 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M or 26M? Here are books on the history and technology of Ford passenger cars.

Ford Taunus, de la 12 M à la 26M - La légendaire robustesse (Top Model)

Cet ouvrage, très bien documenté et accompagné de superbes illustrations, offre au passionné de la Ford Taunus une histoire complète et cohérente de l'évolution de cette extraordinaire série d'automobiles et un exposé détaillé des changements techniques depuis le premier type 12M jusqu'à la 26M, une berline luxueuse à moteur V6.

Pages of the book Ford Taunus, de la 12 M a la 26 M (1)

Au fil des pages, vous voyagerez entre les États-Unis, où siège la maison mère, la ville de Cologne, haut lieu de fabrication de ces autos, et le marché français afin d'y observer l'accueil des séries M. Au contraire d'une simpliste compilation d'essais et de tests d'antan, cet ouvrage a pour ambition d'être actuel, clair et utile, pouvant raviver des souvenirs aux anciens conducteurs de Taunus M et dispenser quelques conseils, à partir d'expériences vécues, pour tout possesseur présent et futur détenteur d'une M.
À la lecture de cet ouvrage, vous percevrez que le slogan publicitaire des années 1960 vantant la robustesse d'une Taunus n'est, de loin, pas usurpé.

Author:Frank Rousset
Specs:192 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:482 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2013)
Series:Top Model
EAN:9782726896693
Book: Ford Taunus, de la 12 M à la 26M - La légendaire robustesse (Top Model)

Ford Taunus, de la 12 M à la 26M - La légendaire robustesse

Language: French

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Ford Taunus Story: Alle Generationen seit 1945 - Buckel, Knudsen & Co

Die Geschichte der ?Großen Ford? geht weiter: Alexander F. Storz beschreibt in diesem Band detailreich die Ford-Typen der Taunus-Epoche. Fachkundig ordnet er ?Buckeltaunus?, ?Badewanne?, ?Knudsen-Taunus? & Co. historisch und soziologisch in die Nachkriegsmobilität Westdeutschlands ein.

Pages of the book Ford Taunus Story: Alle Generationen seit 1945 (1)

Die vielseitige Evolution der einzelnen Modellreihen wird durch profunde sowie unterhaltsame Texte und technische Tabellen abgerundet.
Schwerpunkt in diesem Werk bilden Fahrzeuge am Rande der Großserien, Sonderkarosserien mit und ohne Dach, mit Blaulicht und Palmwedel. Zeitgenössische Aufnahmen, Presse- und Privatfotos ergänzen das Werk.

Author:Alexander F. Storz
Specs:208 pages, 27 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm / 10.6 x 9.25 x 0.71 in, hardback
Illustrations:353 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2022)
EAN:9783613044395
Book: Ford Taunus Story: Alle Generationen seit 1945 - Buckel, Knudsen & Co

Ford Taunus Story: Alle Generationen seit 1945 - Buckel, Knudsen & Co

Language: German

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Neuanfang bei Ford: Taunus, 12 M und 15 M (1948-1962)

When Ford Germany resumed production in October 1948 in the half-destroyed Cologne plant, there was just one single passenger car model: the Ur-Taunus from 1939, which continued to be built more or less unchanged and had only a few technical innovations. Because of its distinctive body shape, it was popularly known as the "humpback".

In January 1952 it was replaced by the Taunus 12 M, a car designed by Ford in the USA and - except for the radiator grille - adopted by the German headquarters. The distinctive globe in the front section gave it its nickname.

Then came the 15 M, a fully equipped vehicle that caused a sensation, especially in the de Luxe version with the chromed shark's mouth, but it had only a short life.
The 12 M, on the other hand, was built by Ford for ten years, and towards the end of the production cycle it was given a wide side stripe that later caused this model to go down in German automobile history as the "Striped" Taunus.

Bernd Tuchen, Ford employee from 1973 to 2009, has already published several books about Ford.

Author:Bernd Tuchen
Specs:89 pages, 29.5 x 20.5 x 1 cm / 11.6 x 8.1 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:Shaker Media (DE, 2015)
EAN:9783956313325
Book: Neuanfang bei Ford: Taunus, 12 M und 15 M (1948-1962)

Neuanfang bei Ford: Taunus, 12 M und 15 M (1948-1962)

Language: German

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Ford Taunus 12M / 15M

"Weltkugeltaunus", "Streifentaunus" and other nicknames were attached to the 12M and 15M mid-range cars, which were the first Cologne post-war production, called "G13" and "G4B" in the factory.
It was a car that enjoyed great popularity, a "poem of steel".

However, this book aims to describe the fact that a car in this era, in the age of reconstruction and the economic miracle, was far more important than it is today. Illustrated with numerous drawings and photos from the magazine "Ford Revue", it describes the origin, development and production of the Ford Taunus.

Text in German.

Author:Jürgen Menges
Specs:124 pages, 21.5 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2015)
EAN:9781517590406
Book: Ford Taunus 12M / 15M

Ford Taunus 12M / 15M

Language: English

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Ford Taunus 12M P4: Wie aus einem „Cardinal“ ein Taunus wurde

Developed in America under the code name "Cardinal", it was dropped from production there and instead pushed onto the German branch, which then produced 680,206 vehicles of the new type. This is how the history of the Ford Taunus 12M P4 can be described in one sentence.

Actually, the "Cardinal" was also to be produced in the USA, but then the US management decided to have the car built exclusively in Cologne. However, since Ford had considerably more development capacity available in the USA than in Cologne, it was decided to push ahead with development in America. Perhaps it also played a role that Ford USA - just 15 years after the end of the Second World War - did not yet trust its German offshoot with such complex vehicle development.

The development of the "Cardinal" began in Dearborn. But the Americans did not want to do without the help of their German colleagues from Cologne. For them, there were simply too many aspects that had to be taken into account for a European vehicle and for whose complexity German engineers were obviously better suited.
With the slogan "A lot of car for the money", Ford then launched the new Taunus 12M on the market in September 1962.

Bernd Tuchen, Ford employee from 1973 to 2009, has already published several books about Ford.

Author:Bernd Tuchen
Specs:140 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 0.7 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs
Publisher:Shaker Media (DE, 2014)
EAN:9783956311574
Book: Ford Taunus 12M P4: Wie aus einem „Cardinal“ ein Taunus wurde

Ford Taunus 12M P4: Wie aus einem „Cardinal“ ein Taunus wurde

Language: German

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Ford Taunus P5 - Die 'Grosse Wanne' oder das Ende der Vernunft

The Ford Taunus P5, whether as a 17M, 20M, saloon, station wagon or coupé. It is and remains an eye-catcher on today's roads. Like so many other classic cars.
But is it different? Isn't it a bread-and-butter vehicle like the millions produced by the competition in the years of the economic miracle?

Let us take you back to the time of the economic miracle and find out what made the car so commonplace but also so special - and still does. In addition to a look back at the era in which the car was developed, produced and used, predecessors and successors as well as the technology are described.

Text in German.

Author:Jürgen Menges
Specs:124 pages, 21.5 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2015)
EAN:9781516978137
Book: Ford Taunus P5 - Die 'Grosse Wanne' oder das Ende der Vernunft

Ford Taunus P5 - Die 'Grosse Wanne' oder das Ende der Vernunft

Language: English

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La Ford Taunus 17M de mon père

La Ford Taunus 17M... sous cette appellation, bon nombre de passionnés d'automobiles anciennes, en général, et de Taunus en particulier, sont formels : "La 17M, on la connaît !" En effet, beaucoup d'esprits ont été marqués par ce modèle aux formes révolutionnaires, la célèbre "ligne de raison" développée par Ford à partir de 1960.
Affectueusement surnommée "la baignoire", la 17M (P3) conçue à Cologne fut unanimement saluée par la presse spécialisée de l'époque par ses formes galbées tout en rondeur. Cette 17M rencontra un vif succès commercial en France, étant la voiture étrangère de sa catégorie la plus importée en 1961, contribuant au renforcement de l'implantation Ford sur notre territoire national.

Si la P3 a été produite jusqu'en 1964, savez-vous qu'il existait depuis 1957 une autre Ford 17M, la Taunus Baroque, et que trois autres modèles 17M ont été déclinés entre 1964 et 1972 ?

Au fil des pages de cet ouvrage, partez à la découverte ou à la redécouverte de la 17M P3 et de ses évolutions.
Laissez-vous porter par un formidable coup de vent au parfum de Cologne déferlant sur la France...

  • Richement illustré, ce livre retrace en détail l'historique et l'évolution de la Ford Taunus 17M (P3) et les générations suivantes de la 17M.
  • Ce tome de la collection "La voiture de mon père" n'est pas seulement une source d'information profonde pour le propriétaire, mais aussi un guide d'originalité concis.
  • La technique, les variants, les modifications et les versions spéciales sont décrites d'une manière détaillée.
  • Contient plus de 200 photos d'époque, souvent inédites.
Author:Frank Rousset
Specs:120 pages, 21.5 x 24 cm / 8.5 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2018)
Series:De mon père
EAN:9791028303143
Book: La Ford Taunus 17M de mon père

La Ford Taunus 17M de mon père

Language: French

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