American 'Independent' Automakers: AMC to Willys 1945 to 1960 by Norm MortAmerican 'Independent' Automakers: AMC to Willys 1945 to 1960 by Norm Mort

American 'Independent' Automakers: AMC to Willys 1945 to 1960

byNorm Mort

Paperback | September 15, 2010

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The independent automakers who had survived the depression of the 1930s had flexibility and enough capital from the war to be the first to launch all-new models for a car starved nation. So lucrative was the American post-war car market that new automobile companies were also formed to cash in on the pent-up demand for new cars. This is their story told through text and the use of contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos, road test info and over 90 new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
Norm Mort began taking pictures of old vehicles parked at the side of the road before he was ten. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began accumulating photos and information on motoring. His personal vehicle collection has in...
Title:American 'Independent' Automakers: AMC to Willys 1945 to 1960Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.5 × 8 × 0.25 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845842391

ISBN - 13:9781845842390

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"Packed with factory photos and ads from the author's own collection. This is a worthwhile book even for those with a knowledge of American indies." –  "Packed with little-known facts, detailed captions and supportive text that combines with brochures, period literature, factory photos and almost 100 examples of previously unseen colour photos and restorations, this is both an enjoyable and informative read." – Classic Car Buyer  "With a super selection of original brochures, 90+ photos of restored cars, enough text to be informative and interesting, and a final section on some great sporty-looking, limited run, vehicles from Cunningham, Edwards and Flajole, this makes a good value look at some interesting model developments." – Classic Driver, New Zealand  "If you bookshelf is small but your interest expansive, you'll find this book a treat." – Hemmings Classic Car