The Last Real Austins: 1946 TO 1959

byColin Peck

Paperback | July 1, 2009

The Last Real Austins: 1946 TO 1959 by Colin Peck
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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.
Title:The Last Real Austins: 1946 TO 1959Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.12 X 7.5 X 0.38 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.12 X 7.5 X 0.38 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184584193X

ISBN - 13:9781845841935

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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