In the 1930s a number of firms came into being in Britain producing cars based to one degree or another on imported American components. Railton was the first, in 1933, using the straight-eight Hudson engine, transmission and chassis to create cars offering exceptional performance at prices far lower than the homegrown English competition. Brough Superior also used the Hudson drive train and chassis, while Jensen went from re-bodying Ford V8s to using Ford, Nash and Lincoln Zephyr power in their own chassis. Among the other makes that surfaced were Allard, Atlanta, Batten, Lammas and Leidart Each marque is described detail, including more than 200 photographs, many of them not published before.
About the Author :
John Dyson has contributed to Anglo- American Hybrid Cars: 1933- 1939 as an author.
John Dyson has sailed the oceans of the world in everything from polar icebreakers to tall ships. His most recent book, "Columbus: For Gold, God and Glory, is an indepth account of crossing the Atlantic in a replica of the caravel Nina.
Peter Christopher is an award-winning photographer of international renown who sailed with John Dyson on board the Nina in the summer of 1990. Dr. Luis Miguel Coin Cuenca, the historical consultant for this book, is a professor or maritime history at the university of Cadiz in Spain.
|Title:||Anglo- American Hybrid Cars: 1933- 1939||Publisher:||Herridge & Sons|
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