The Last Real Austins - 1946-1959

The Last Real Austins - 1946-1959
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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787111127
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The Last Real Austins - 1946-1959 chronicles how Austin overcame the tough period immediately after WWII, and went on to design incredible sports cars, limousines, taxicabs, military vehicles, and trucks, which have never been equaled by a single manufacturer.

Austin was forced to take on world markets because 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, meaning is new lines of vehicles found homes in the four corners of the world, establishing Austin as one of the most recognized auto makers of the era.

The Last Real Austins profiles each model, showing how and where it was used and received.  Rare archive material and stunning color photography illustrates each profile, which will be appreciated by enthusiasts and restorers alike.

The author

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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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787111127
Illustrations: 100 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.1 in x 7.5 in / 205.74 mm x 190.5 mm
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