Book; Cars We Loved in the 1950s. Giles Chapman. SOLD OUT
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I've always loved the cars from my childhood and adolescent years, from the 50s and 60s.
Somehow cars seemed so different in design to each other back then, they each had their own special characteristics, unlike today where there is a certain sameness.
This book deals with British cars only, most of which were directly imported into Australia and you will recognise them immediately.
In the early 50s very few people owned a car but things slowly began to change. Morris, Austin, and Ford put increasing numbers of British families on four wheels and began big export programs to countries like Australia.New sports cars from MG, Jaguar, Triumph, and Austin-Healey promised motoring excitement. There was the innovative Land Rover, and the "bubble car" phenomenon and by 1958, new car buying was leading a consumer boom.
Giles Chapman investigates the fascinating motoring decade of the 1950s and captures in photos and words a wonderful trip back to our motoring past.