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A-Z of European Coachbuilders

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A-Z of European Coachbuilders by James Taylor
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Coachbuilding is a subject of great fascination for many automotive enthusiasts, even though the golden age of individually coachbuilt bodies is now long in the past. From ACB of Paris (1934-91) to Zschau of Leipzig (1878-1939), by way of great names like Bertone, Pinifarina, Touring and Zagato, this is an alphabetical reference guide to the major coachbuilders of western continental Europe - Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The A-Z entries provide details of the history, activities and specialities of each coachbuilder, including the marques they bodied, while the book's broad time span encompasses both the great era of hand-crafted bodies and the more recent field of conversions and special bodywork.

Author Biography

James Taylor has been writing about road transport since the late 1970s, and his interests embrace a wide range of older cars of all makes and nationalities, as well as classic buses, lorries and military vehicles. His primary interest is in models that have carried Rover or Land Rover badges. James has written around 130 books, and spent ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine. He has written very widely for both magazines and books on motoring subjects but has specialized in the history of Rover cars and Land Rovers. He has owned four Range Rovers as well as a variety of other cars, and continues to write for the motoring press both at home and abroad. His previous books include Rover V8 - The Story of the Engine, Factory-Original Ford Capri Mk1, Factory-Original Mercedes SL, Factory-Original Aston Martin DB4/5/6 and Factory-Original Mini Mk1 & Mk2. James lives in rural Oxfordshire, surrounded by books about cars, and usually with something old and interesting in his garage.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
550 colour photographs
Imprint
Herridge & Sons Ltd
Pages
240
ISBN-13
9781906133788
Product ID
26877142

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