THE LAST REAL AUSTINS

Subtitle 1946 TO 1959

Colin Peck
Price $29.95
Description Description
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 equaled 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. This book chronicles each model and focuses on how and where it was used and received, and is illustrated with rare archive material and stunning new color photography which will be appreciated by enthusiasts and restorers alike.
Series:
Format:
Format Trade Paperback 96 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781845841935
Size:
Size8.00 in x 7.50 in x 0.38 in / 203.20 mm x 190.50 mm x 9.65 mm
Published:
Published Date July 1st, 2009
Colin Peck

Colin Peck has been collecting, restoring and writing about classic cars for almost 30 years. He has also been involved in the road transport industry since the 1970s and his knowledge of the subject extends from writing for magazines and books and working as a public relations consultant in the industry.  His car books include The Last Real Austins and British Woodies, in the Those Were the Days series, and his truck books include DAF Trucks since 1949 in the Truckmakers series, as well as Off-Highway and Construction Trucks and Trucks of the World Highways.

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