by David Rowe
Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Rootes models, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. Featuring saloons, convertibles and estates, model by model comparison guides and detailed technical information this is an invaluable Rootes resource.
The Rootes Group, although only achieving a 10-12 per cent market share, were the sixth largest British car manufacturer: more importantly, during the 1950s, more than half the cars they produced were exported. With every model produced from 1950 onwards featured in full colour and with detailed information – including colour schemes, optional equipment, technical specifications, plus other manufacturers’ cars built using Rootes components – this is the ultimate book for all Hillman, Humber, Singer and Sunbeam enthusiasts. Cars produced by Chrysler/Talbot and Peugeot after their acquisition of the Rootes Group are also included.
This book includes hundreds of original photographs, taken by the author at many car shows over a number of years, and provides a unique pictorial history of Rootes-manufactured cars.
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