Gently USED; Jacket slightly dirty, Hardcover & Pages very good with some minor discoloration from age.
By Bruce Hudson. Copyright 1975. G T Foulis & Co Ltd. Approximately 334 Pages.
British Light Cars discusses not only those cars which put motoring within the reach of everyone, especially with the advent of the ₤100 new car, but also those small, quality cars whose price ensured absolute exclusivity of purchase. Starting with the Austin 7, and Morris Minor and Ford model Y as ₤100 cars, the industry produced small Triumphs, Standards, Hillmans and BSAs, through the more expensive Humber, Rover and Lea-Francis to the high quality Alvis, Riley, Armstrong Siddeley and Frazer Nash. Their link together is the term 'light car', the definition of which is, for the purposes of this book, a car with an engine of less than 14 RAC rated horsepower or approximately 1700cc capacity. The book is written in three parts; the first discusses the fundamentals of these cars' design, how the various components function and the restoration techniques nessary. The second part descibes the individual models in detail showing their advantages and disadvantages whilst the third part consists of very extensive model specifications. This then is a complete analysis, written in an honest and entertaining style, of the British light cars between the years 1930-1939. It provides essential reading for 'new' or prospective owners and for those who wish to recall with nostalgia their first cars.
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