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The 1970s and 1980s were critical years for the British motor industry. A downward spiral in industrial relations led to crippling strikes; two major oil crises made thirsty older designs virtually unsaleable; and foreign manufacturers moved in with products that were affordable, reliable and available on demand.

Yet, by and large, British family motorists carried on buying British as long as they could. The average Briton was broadly content with what the domestic motor industry produced (though he might have grumbled a bit), and it certainly produced an array of cars which entered the public consciousness as symbols of their times. Names like Marina, Maestro, Montego, Cortina, Escort, Granada, Cavalier and, above all, Mini live on in popular memory. Looking back, we remember these humble workhorses with more fondness than we might expect.

James Taylor has been a motoring writer and historian for more than 30 years, and in this book he remembers this period with a mixture of affection and amusement, tempered with an honest appraisal of how good or bad these cars really were.

About the Author

James Taylor is a world authority on the history of the old Rover company and the author or countless books on Rover, Land Rover and many other marques and models. He is currently the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine. He has written The London Bus and Land Rover for Shire.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Market Leaders: Ford and Vauxhall

Built in Britain: British Leyland and Chrysler

French and Italian Flair

The Sensible Choices: German and Swedish

Eastern Promise: The Soviet Bloc and Japan

Appendix

Places to Visit

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747811497
Author:
Taylor, James
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
Automotive - Antique & Classic
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 MONO; 40 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.88 x 0.2 in 0.32 lb

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
» History and Social Science » World History » England » General
» Religion » Comparative Religion » General
» Transportation » Automotive » General

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