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Samenvatting - Traces the meteoric rise of the two Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, development of one of Britain's most important motor vehicle manufacturers. The Rootes Group acquired some of the most famous names in the British motor industry: Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam and Singer cars, as well as Commer and Karrier commercial vehicles.
Over the years, some of the models built by Rootes would become household names: the Hillman Minx, Humber Super Snipe, Sunbeam Alpine, Singer Gazelle, Commer Superpoise and Karrier Bantam.
In its heyday in the late 1950s, Rootes was the fourth largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in Britain, exporting to over 180 countries worldwide, becoming a global automotive empire.
In this book, the people and various companies involved with Rootes are profiled, as are the cars and commercial vehicles built by them, with specifications of principal models. Personal insight from employees is given along with valuable contributions from the Rootes family themselves.
|Uitgever:||The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2018)|
|Uitvoering:||240 blz, 28 x 21.5 x 2.3 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||361 z/w- en 52 kleurenfoto's|
|Staat:||nieuw boek (papier)|
The Rootes Story : The Making of a Global Automotive Empire
Samenvatting - The Rootes Group, although only achieving a 10-12 per cent market share, were the sixth largest British car manufacturer: more importantly, during the 1950s, more than half the cars they produced were exported.
With every model produced from 1950 onwards featured in full colour and with detailed information - including colour schemes, optional equipment, technical specifications, plus other manufacturers' cars built using Rootes components - this is the ultimate book for all Hillman, Humber, Singer and Sunbeam enthusiasts.
Cars produced by Chrysler/Talbot and Peugeot after their acquisition of the Rootes Group are also included.
This book includes hundreds of original photographs, taken by the author at many car shows over a number of years, and provides a unique pictorial history of Rootes-manufactured cars.
- Detailed model-by-model comparisons
- Extensively illustrated with colour photographs
- Includes body and styling differences
- Lists colour scheme options
- Detailed technical information
- Standard and optional equipment details
- Dashboard instrument layouts and photographs
- Includes export models
- Covers cars built using Rootes car components
|Uitgever:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2016)|
|Uitvoering:||168 blz, 21 x 14.8 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||1083 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Staat:||nieuw boek (papier)|
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Laatste update: 26-05-2019