Austin Allegro

An Enthusiast's Guide

Austin Allegro An Enthusiast's Guide
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781847976765
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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.

The author

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 adventures in, a number of Allegros. He currently drives a 1963 Humber Sceptre.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781847976765
Illustrations: 170 color photos
Size: 7.437 in x 9.687 in x 0.325 in / 188.91 mm x 246.06 mm x 8.255 mm
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