American 'Independent' Automakers: AMC to Willys 1945 to 1960

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Sep 15, 2010 - Transportation - 96 pages
The independent automakers who had survived the depression of the 1930s had flexibility and enough capital from the war to be the first to launch all-new models for a car starved nation. So lucrative was the American post-war car market that new automobile companies were also formed to cash in on the pent-up demand for new cars. This is their story told through text and the use of contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos, road test info and over 90 new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.

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About the author (2010)

Of British descent, Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. He began taking pictures of old cars and trucks parked at the side of the road before he was ten. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began accumulating photos and information on motoring. His first classic was a 1936 Chrysler Airstream sedan he purchased at age 19. Over the years his personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1922 Vauxhall to a 1985 AMC/Renault Alliance Convertible.. A writer for magazines and newspapers in the field of transport for nearly 25 years and a member of the Canadian Society of Automotive Historians, this is his sixth historic vehicles book.

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