French Cars

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Before WWII, France had a very wide selection of home-grown marques from which a buyer could choose a new car. The large companies returned to car production postwar; Citroën, Peugeot, Panhard, Simca and Renault. Some others limped on for a limited period postwar; Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Hotchkiss and Talbot Lago. Makers of large cars suffered under a punitive tax regime applied to engines over 9CV, so all of the luxury car makers failed. A handful of 'second division' car manufacturers tried to compete postwar; Salmson, Georges Irat, Licorne and Mathis, but none survived for long. France had been the home of many automotive pioneers, however, and French inventive genius continued to produce new car designs in the postwar years. In spite of the restrictions on engine size, there were a few attempts to recreate the grand touring cars for which France had been famous prewar. Almost 30 potted histories in this publication afford an insight into the smaller motor manufacturers in postwar France.
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Stock Code MH173.0
Author Ward R
ISBN13 9781854821737
Format Softback
Height(mm) 210
Width(mm) 148
Page Count 32
Publication Date 1 Sep 2021
Publisher MALVERN HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
Publication Status Available
Record last updated 10/09/2021