Austin Allegro: An Enthusiast's Guide

February 24, 2014|
Austin Allegro: An Enthusiast's Guide by Ben Wanklyn
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The stylist of the Austin Allegro, Harris Mann, said of the car that ''It took a lot of stick, but it wasn''t that bad a car ... The trouble was that every one off the line was different in some way, thanks to quality control.''  As a result, few have bothered to explore the little Austin''s background; what it was designed to achieve, how it became the way it was, and what happened to make it so infamous.  Austin Allegro - An Enthusiast''s Guide redresses the balance, telling the Allegro''s tale of grand designs, high hopes, management compromises, failed dreams, industrial unrest, national ridicule and finally, redemption.  Now experiencing something of a comeback as a cheap and cheerful classic, the book provides ownership advice and buying information for all models. From the quietly competent series 2 models through to the sportily-styled and now very rare Equipe, the book re-evaluates the place of the Allegro in the classic car world and concludes that it is both a simple, economical classic choice, and an important part of British motoring history.

Ben Wanklyn is a motoring writer, with a passion for unusual and under-appreciated classic cars. A freelance writer for Practical Classics, Classic Cars and Classic Car Weekly motoring magazines, Ben has road-tested a diverse range of classics, dating as far back as the 1920s. Based in Dorset, he has owned, driven, repaired, and had ad...
Title:Austin Allegro: An Enthusiast's GuideFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9.62 X 7.5 X 0.32 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 9.62 X 7.5 X 0.32 inPublished:February 24, 2014Publisher:The Crowood Press UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184797676X

ISBN - 13:9781847976765

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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