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Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s - Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot: A Pictorial History Paperback – November 14, 2016
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A very useful research tool. Classic & Sports Car (UK) It's a great credit to the author that in all this I could spot no errors. Perhaps with the present giving season approaching, now is the time for a few broad hints! Motor Cycling Club (MCC) What a super little book! ... Small enough to fit in most classic car glove lockers this is an impressive little tome that could easily be a blueprint for similar marque/model books to build-up some mini-marque library. Indeed this dinky dictionary, this enchanting encyclopaedia, this hand-crafted handbook has got me so excited that my voice has grown quite Husky in shouting its praises. Big End/All Torque So, if you want to know the tyre sizes for a Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Mark 2, the fuel tank capacity of a Rapier Mark 5, ortank capacity of a Rapier Mark 5, or in which markets the Sunbeam Arrow was sold, then this is the book for you! Classic driver (monthly) a delightful reference for Rootes enthusiasts Classic Car Weekly David Rowe has presented a super book on the subject in pictorial form although goes into great detail model-by-model, year-by-year. A cracking read, albeit one with a real dual purpose appeal and should be regarded as the reference work on the subject matter. tkc (Totalkitcar) As a reference book, it is valuable ... the book is a thick paperback work to dip into to confirm whether that car you saw was a Humber or a Singer. SIX appeal. Packed with every detail the Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam and Talbot owner, enthusiast and potential buyer could ever want for, this A5 size book will be indispensable. Each of the marques under Rootes ownership is treated to a model by model listing to detail engines, transmission, suspension, styling changes, vehicle colours, dashboard modifications and even steering column and floor change gear ratio layouts. The great majority of around one thousand photographs were taken mostly at car shows, and though small in size the pictures are of exceptional resolution and depict a cars elemental features. This is not intended to be a history of the Rootes Group cars, but it does contain the most concise information.- SAHB Times.
About the Author
After many years working in the accounts departments of four motor dealerships, David Rowe is now retired. His knowledge of, and enthusiasm for vintage British cars is borne out by his regular attendance at car rallies and shows, including the Wolsley Register’s annual rallies; he is also the Treasurer of the Humber and Hillman Owners Clubs, a member of the Post Vintage Humber Car Club and the Rootes Archive Centre Trust. He has helped build and race cars, enjoys driving experience days, and his previous books, Rootes Cars of the '50s, '60s and '70s - A Pictorial History, and Wolseley Cars 1948 to 1975 are published in by Veloce.
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