The Austin 1905-1952

The Austin 1905-1952
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  • 0715379488
  • 9780715379486
by Robert John Wyatt The Austin has not just played a major role in the British motor... mehr
The Austin 1905-1952

by Robert John Wyatt

The Austin has not just played a major role in the British motor industry. More than that, the "Dependable Austin" was a true reflection of English social life in the 1920s and 30s, and yet, within two years of the company's birth, three Austins were taking part in racing in the principal European road race 1908. This was characteristic of Herbert Austin's enterprise and rugged determination to make a success of his new marque.

This book tells the complete history of the Austin company, providing details of all the models - how they were planned, designed and marketed - and the ups and downs of a great firm that survived two world wars, diversifying when this became neccessary.

The many illustrations and tables of chassis and body types give car enthusiasts all the details they delight in and the statistics of overall car production in the United Kingdom through the years provide a picture of the industry in general, showing its remarkable developments in the face, often, of great odds.


Buch, Hardcover, 15,5 x 24 cm, 298 Seiten, ca. 150 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text
1. Auflage 1981
Einzelstück - Zustand: sehr gut