British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s, Paperback Book

British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s Paperback

Part of the Shire Library series



With the end of the Second World War it was not long before increasing wealth, cheaper cars, and social pressures made a family car the aspiration of thousands.

Ford, Hillman, Standard, Morris and Vauxhall became household names, and the streets of Britain's suburbs began to fill with modern-looking saloon cars, designed to transport mother, father and 2.4 children with ease, if not speed.

This highly-illustrated book looks at the British cars that were available to the post-war family, and also some of the foreign makes that had an important place in the market, and which had a great influence on the British-made cars that followed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Care & restoration of antiques
  • ISBN: 9780747807124



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