Since motoring began, enthusiastic amateur car builders have experimented with collecting and re-assembling components, notably chassis, engines and suspension units, to create highly personalised, sometimes, transient and frequently unique vehicles. This book tells the story of some of these hybrid machines, many of which achieved sporting success, and their constructors. Most are long forgotten but a few like Chapman's Lotus for example, have become household names. The cult of the 'special' flourished in Britain, when unitary construction deprived the impecunious builder of easily available chassis. About the authorIan Dussek has been associated with HRGs for many years and has written their definitive history. Other titles for Shire by this author are: Motor Cars of the 1930s
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(210mm x 210mm x 3mm)
Shire Publications Ltd
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