Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
Undeniably, it was Austin-Healey, Triumph and MG who established the pattern
for mass-produced British sports cars in the 1950s, with Jaguar providing the
more expensive models that were just out of the financial reach of the everyday ...
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey – nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man – at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.
This magazine achieved 0–60 in 13.5 seconds and a top speed of 109.5 mph. In
addition, see Peter Nunn. “Daimler's Dark Horse.” Classic and Sports Car,
February 1983, pp. 29–30 (buyer's guide). A manual gearbox became available
as an ...
Author: Heon Stevenson
During the 1960s, the automobile finally secured its position as an indispensable component of daily life in Britain. Car ownership more than doubled from approximately one car for every 10 people in 1960 to one car for every 4.8 people by 1970. Consumers no longer asked "Do we need a car?" but "What car shall we have?" This well-illustrated history analyzes how both domestic car manufacturers and importers advertised their products in this growing market, identifying trends and themes. Over 180 advertisement illustrations are included.
These brightly-coloured clockwork plastic cars were announced to the toy trade
in 1949. The makers EVB Plastics Ltd., used the trademark 'Beeju'. Mettoy The
USA influenced the British plastic toy industry in other ways, too. One of the big ...
Author: Andrew Ralston
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.
Flourishing since its return to corporate independence , the company believes it's
positioned comfortably in the luxury ... British performance cars became 4 -
wheeled comic punchlines during the 1950s and ' 60's as afficionados struggled
Vauxhall , that the car was “ sold and serviced all over America ” , in this case by
Buick dealers . ... This was not necessarily fatal for a specialist sports or luxury
model – it could even be advantageous , ensuring exclusivity - but it militated
against British family cars , which in ... In the 1950s and 60s , American
advertising for British cars was very different from that which promoted those cars
in their home ...
ABOVE LEFT The interior of this " woody " station wagon would be complex and expensive to put right . ... BELOW Rust curses cars of the 1950s and 1960s such
as this Jaguar . ... The generally far more basic interiors of sportscars are easier
to refurbish and , again , for the popular British marques everything is usually ...
ABOVE RIGHT /( is essential that leather and wood are in good condition.
Refurbishment is expensive. □ BELOW Rust curses cars of the 1950s and 1960s
such as this Jaguar. Future Classics New "classics" appear all the time. These
West Germany developed her industry very quickly during the later 1950s and by 1960 she had overtaken Britain as the largest exporter of private ... In the private
car group there is a wide range of products from mini - cars to luxury vehicles .
During its first 25 years the British automotive industry was small , producing
mainly luxury cars . ... In the 1950's British automotive exports surpassed those of
the United States . ... By the mid - 1960's BMC was still the largest maker of cars ,
followed in order by English Ford and Vauxhall ( controlled by General Motors ) .
Author: World Book EncyclopediaPublish On: 1990-02
Ford bought British luxury carmaker Jag - uar Cars outright for $ 2 . ... Mazda
created a furor at midyear with the introduction of its Miata roadster , a two - seat
convertible taking its theme from British sports cars of the 1950 ' s and 1960 ' s .
WALORY Auto Trivia Quiz CKE by West Peterson Telcome to a wide open
category of automotive trivia . We hope you ' ll ... What Hartford , Wis . luxury car
company nicknamed its speedster “ Gold Bug " ? 18 . ... responsible for allowing
the Sports Car Club of America to hold races on Air Force bases around the
country in the 1950s - 60s ? 8 . A British car maker in South London picked up its
name from an estate home on the Thames whose name is a corrupted version of
Fulk ' s Hall .
security system which frequently demands passports to check the nationality of
Black British citizens , in immigration rules and a ( 1982 ) ... as cheap labour in
the booming 1950s and 60s , only to discard them into poverty and
unemployment in the recession of the 1980s . ... Advertisements for luxury cars ,
holidays , clothes , home furnishings and home computers drool out of the
television and hoardings .
The output in this period accounted for almost 60 per cent of the total number of
vehicles ever built32 . ... and to an extent on quality , compared to the 1940s and ' 50s , which was a further pressure towards the concentration of industrial ... Luxury cars declined from 48,3 per cent of total sales in 1969 to 23.9 per cent in
Manufacturers exploited rail ' s value - based pricing structures and obligation to
take all trade , by sending expensive ... there is some doubt about the actual
figures for road passenger transport and car mileage in the 1950s and 1960s (
Author: Stephen Glaister
Category: Railroads and state
Transport is high on the political agenda as Labour in office attempts to redefine transport policy to meet environmental and social goals. This work explains who takes the decisions, how the organizations inside and outside government work, and the planning and financial frameworks within which politicians, officials, and interest groups operate.
This guide is to museums with medical collections, large open air museums with entire medical and dental surgeries and pharmacies, the homes of medical men, physic gardens, spas and the medical associations in the museums of the armed forces. Opening times and all other facilities are listed.
The 5 percent market penetration was reached and passed in 1958 and the half -
million imported vehicles per year , a year later . ... As a matter of fact , Ford had
been importing its British models since 1948 , not so much to take advantage of
any substantial ... by becoming the American distributor for two German makes ,
Mercedes - Benz , a luxury car , and the low - priced DKW - Auto Union . ... When
these took 72 percent of THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE SCENE IN THE 1950s
Their aim was to induce buyers up to new models and accept lower prices on
trade - ins of old cars . A whole language ... There was no competition to speak of
from abroad , despite the prestige associated with European luxury cars and a
certain cult status enjoyed by jaunty little British sports cars . ... From modest
sales of 28,000 a year in the U.S. in the mid - 1950s , the VW was selling 160,000
Author: Edward Horton
Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference
Series is about the events, personalities and cultural forces that shapedAmerican lives in the sixties. Six volumes.
When the war film returned to prominence in the 1950s and early 60s the trend
was for factually based special mission ... of captivity as a game in which British
officers and gentlemen outfoxed their dim - witted captors , poking fun at the
enemy ... chat about the nature and conduct of war punctuated by elaborate
action set - pieces and expensive pyrotechnics . ... instead the film foregrounds
visual spectacle and positively wallows in the gratuitous destruction of property , vehicles and ...
By 1960 , 90 percent of American homes consumed an average of five hours of
television per day . ... By the mid - 1950s , American critics argued that television
was a good example of “ Gresham ' s Law ” in culture : " bad ... The early British
automobile industry was dominated by luxury cars like the RollsRoyce and heavy
Author: Gary S. Cross
Publisher: Venture Pub
Written as an introductory text, A Social History of Leisure Since 1600 describes, synthesizes, and provides a broad theoretical framework in which to understand the emergence of leisure as a central feature of the modern world. While recreation and leisure are receiving increasing attention from historians, to date there had been no book which provided a broad-based understanding for the beginning student of the subject. Cross has achieved a rare feat -- a book that will be of interest to both beginning students and historians.