The Last Real Austins 1946-1959
This book chronicles how Austin overcame the tough austerity period immediately after WWII and went on to design a comprehensive range of cars, sports cars, limousines, taxicabs, off-roaders, military vehicles, vans and trucks that has never been equalled by one single manufacturer.
In the immediate post-war years its modern and innovative range of cars, trucks and vans were forced to take on world markets as a result of the British Government's "Export or die" mandate to help pay off massive war debts. At its peak, Austin was required to export 75% of production, resulting in long waiting lists for new vehicles on the home market.
As a result, many of its impressive range of modern vehicles were to find customers in the four corners of the world, helping to establish Austin as one of the world's best known auto makers at the time.
Period covered: 1945-1959
Models covered: Austin Tilly wartime truck, Austin 8,10,12 and 16, A30 and A35, A40 Devon and Dorset, A40 Somerset, A40 Sports, A40 Tourer, A40 Cambridge, A50 Cambridge, A55 Cambridge, A70 Hampshire, A70 Hereford, A90 Atlantic, A90 Westminster, A95 Westminster, A125 Sheerline, A135 Princess, Austin Champ, Austin Gipsy, Austin Healey, Austin Healey Sprite, Austin Leader, Austin FX3 and FX4 taxicabs.
Plus A40 Farina, A55 Farina Cambridge, A99 Farina Westminster.
Plus A35 trucks and vans, A40 trucks and vans, A70 trucks, K8 trucks and vans, J2 trucks and vans, FX3 trucks and vans, Assorted ambulances, fire trucks and hearses.
|Szczegóły:||96 strony, 19 x 20.5 x 1.2 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Ilustracje:||89 czarno-białych i kolorowych zdjęć|
|Wydawca:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)|
|Seria:||Those were the days|