The Last Real Austins

1946 TO 1959

The Last Real Austins
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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841935
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This book chronicles how Austin overcame the tough austerity period immediately after WWII and went on to design a comprehensive range of cars, sports cars, limousines, taxicabs, off-roaders, military vehicles, vans and trucks that has never been equaled by one single manufacturer. In the immediate post-war years its modern and innovative range of cars, trucks and vans were forced to take on world markets as a result 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, resulting in long waiting lists for new vehicles on the home market. As a result, many of its impressive range of modern vehicles were to find customers in the four corners of the world, helping to establish Austin as one of the world’s best known auto makers at the time. This book chronicles each model and focuses on how and where it was used and received, and is illustrated with rare archive material and stunning new color photography which will be appreciated by enthusiasts and restorers alike.

The author

Colin Peck started his career in road transport in the mid-1960s and held a number of management positions in such companies as Thorn Electrical and Pickfords Heavy Haulage. His experience at such companies led him to a successful career in road transport journalism, writing for trucking magazines from Australia to America, Canada to South Africa. During the 1980s he was European Editor of the leading US-based trucking magazines, Heavy Duty Trucking and Transportation Engineer. He subsequently entered the public relations industry, and has handled the UK PR strategies for such organizations as BRS and Ryder.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841935
Illustrations: 100 color ill
Size: 8 in x 7.5 in x 0.375 in / 203.2 mm x 190.5 mm x 9.525 mm
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