American Cars in Prewar England: A Pictorial Survey

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McFarland, Jan 5, 2004 - Transportation - 204 pages
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After World War I, there was a great hunger for cars in Britain. Many servicemen had learned to drive and had money from their demobilization grants to spend, but British factories were not immediately able to get back into car production so they looked to America for automobiles. In 1919, two out of every five cars on British roads were Fords built in England, and in 1925, General Motors took over British manufacturer Vauxhall. Hudson also became a prolific assembler during this time and Chrysler built an assembly plant in Kew, west of London. This book features numerous photographs and commentary on many makes of American cars that could be seen on British roads before the beginning of World War II. Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Durant, Duryea, Essex, Ford, Hudson, Jewett, La Salle, Oldsmobile, Overland, Packard, Plymouth, Saxon, Stanley, Studebaker, Stutz and White are among the manufacturers whose cars are included. The author provides a concise description of each automobile he covers, and points out some interesting features and technical details (horsepower and engine size, for example).
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Allard
7
Auburn
8
Bedford Buick
10
Briscoe
13
Cadillac
28
Case
39
Chalmers
40
Jewett
95
King
96
Krit
98
La Salle
99
Locomobile
100
Maibohm
105
Maiflower
106
Marquette
107

Chevrolet
41
Chrysler
43
Cord
50
Crown Magnetic
51
Dodge
52
Durant
55
Duryea
56
F
58
Essex
59
Essex Terraplane
66
Flanders
68
Ford
69
Franklin
83
Garford
84
CMC
85
GrahamPaige
87
Grant
88
HarleyDavidson
89
Hupmobile
92
Maxwell
108
Metz
110
Moon
111
National
112
Table of Contents Noma 112 Ritz
155
Roamer
157
Rugby
158
Stanley
159
Studebaker
162
Stutz
167
Terraplane
170
Walker
171
White
172
H 145 Wichita
180
Winton
181
Tax Discs
185
Registration Letter Codes
186
Index
193
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About the author (2004)

Automotive historian Bryan Goodman lives in Surrey, England. He is also the author of American Cars in Europe, 1900-1940 (2006).

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