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The Last Real Austins - 1946-1959


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Setting the scene - the war years Post war - 8,10,12 and 16 Export or die Small cars A30, A35 - Farina A40 Family cars - A40s, A50s, A55s etc Luxury cars - A125s - A135s Sports cars A90 Atlantics, A40 Sports, AH Metropolitan Taxicabs Off-roaders Champs - Gipsys Light commercials

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Colin Peck has been collecting, restoring and writing about classic cars for almost 30 years. He has been involved with a number of car clubs for makes as diverse as Mercedes-Benz and Checker cabs, but it was while living in the US in the early 1990s that he renewed his involvement with old Austins, buying and acquiring a 1954 Austin convertible. He restored the car in the UK and later acquired a 1950 Austin Woodie from Canada, which he also restored. Colin's involvement with the global Austin village has seen him establish links with Austin clubs, historians and enthusiasts around the world.


"All models from small cars, military vehicles, sports cars and luxury variants are explored in a pleasingly easy-to-read format." - Practical Classics"Veloce's nostalgic "Those Were The Days" series are astonishingly good value. There are some fabulous period photos and advertisements, too. Enjoy." - Gay Classic Car Group"The book has obviously taken a huge amount of research to compile. The archive material is well chosen and adds enormously to the story; the modern colour photography is superb ..." - Champ World"The author crams a lot of information into a small space, making for a fascinating book." - Classics Monthly..". first-class pictures of preserved cars and some very rare archive photographs." - Vintage Taxi easy and incredibly informative reading and the era covered in terrific detail is one of the most interesting in UK transport history ... pleasant to read, not heavy going at all, although still contains plenty of facts and detail. With 89 pages filled with great photographs it is a lot of book for not a lot of money. Grant Ford - Freelance

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