Little Book of Citroen 2CV

The book looks at the history of this unusual vehicle from its prewar conception right through to the last car to roll off the production line in 1990.

Author: Ellie Charleston

Publisher: G2 Entertainment

ISBN: 9781907803437

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The 2CV has become something of a cult car with its unique and quirky design, and the Little Book of CitroAn 2CV provides a brief but fascinating look at this enduring motoring icon. The book looks at the history of this unusual vehicle from its prewar conception right through to the last car to roll off the production line in 1990.

the little book of microcars

small. utility. vehicles. The Citroën 2CV was a pre-war design concept, which underwent numerous changes throughout its long production life. Citroën's Managing Director, Pierre-Jules Boulanger, had stipulated that he wanted to build an ...

Author: Adam Quellin

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848942

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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After the Second World War Europe was in economic crisis and manufacturing lay in ruins. Materials were in short supply, and factories were forbidden from building aircraft. There was a need for cheap, economical transport, but acquiring a new car was difficult, and secondhand cars were not as readily available as they are today. By the 1950s, a myriad of economy cars had appeared on the market to fill this vacuum. Former aircraft companies – and even a refrigerator manufacturer – turned their hand to producing tiny cars that were often quirky and eccentric. Many of these little cars earned the nickname ‘bubblecars' due to their bulbous shape. The 1960s brought with it new levels of affluence, and these microcars almost faded from view. But today, they are enjoying a resurgence of popularity, with many becoming highly-prized collectors items. Increased traffic levels and fuel prices, and a greater awareness of environmental issues, have also created demand for a new generation of microcars, and car makers have responded accordingly with exciting new designs. Illustrated with over 70 colour photographs, this book celebrates the best of these weird and wonderful motoring marvels.

The Little Book of Trikes

... 82 Budget Trikes 30 BSA Ariel Three 14, 15, 63 Can-Am Spyder 42, 45-47 Casarva Custom Conversions 21 Cayliss, Big Al 30, 71 Citroën 2CV 11 Clubs 71 Colin Appleyard 18 Custom Trike 89 Daihatsu Hallo 14 Divey, Tony 12 EML 16, 18, ...

Author: Adam Quellin

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842952

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 128

Motor trikes have been around since the dawn of motoring, with many starting out as utility vehicles or prototypes of cars. But trikes haven’t died out or become mere relics of motoring history – companies all over the world still produce them today, and many will convert a motorcycle into a trike. Trikes are not only huge fun, but can also be a lifestyle choice. They are as diverse as the people who ride them, and this book illustrates the vast range of machines available. The reader will discover a plethora of trike designs and layouts from the late 19th century to the present day. Some influential designs include Piaggio’s three wheeled vehicles, the Morgan three wheeler, and the Harley-Davidson Servicar. The book also features the products of companies that convert motorcycles into trikes, and shows some mass-produced examples that you can buy today. Then there are the weird and wonderful machines built by individual enthusiasts – a testament to their engineering skills and true eccentricity ...

The Little Book of Smart

OtherVelocebooks–Speedpro4-cylinderEngineSeries –HowToBlueprint&BuildAShortBlockForHighPerformance(Hammill) ... Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series Citroën Classic 2CV, Car Bodywork, HowTo Restore How To (Porter) Restore (Thaddeus) ...

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842723

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Now in its second edition, the little book of smart is newly updated, with extra pages and more illustrations to expand the story of the world's most innovative car brand. It's a fascinating tale, told succinctly and in an entertaining style, complemented by full-color photography throughout. And as the most up-to-date smart book on today's scene.

The Big Book of Tiny Cars

TINY TRIVIA Renault had long been assembling cars for the British and colonial markets in Acton, West London, ... TINY FACT BOX Renault 4CV 1947 DIMENSIONS Renault's new people's car emerged two years ahead of the Citroën 2CV, ...

Author: Russell Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 076037063X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Richly illustrated and entertainingly written, The Big Book of Tiny Cars presents lively profiles of the automotive world’s most famous—and infamous—microcars and subcompacts from 1901 to today. From tiny homes to little lending libraries and even tiny food, people everywhere are resetting the premium they put on size. Fact is, the automotive industry has a “tiny” history going back to the car’s earliest days. Beginning with the Curved Dash Oldsmobile and continuing through prewar classics such as the Austin Seven and Hanomag Kommissbrot, The Big Book of Tiny Cars is truly international in scope. Witness diminutive cars like the Bond Minicar and the BMWIsetta introduced to fuel-deprived postwar Europe, and continue through the classic 1950s microcars and ’70s subcompacts, right up to today’s tiny cars and electric vehicles (EVs) fromthe likes of Smart and Fiat. In addition to iconic curiosities like the frog-like Goggomobil Dart, the futuristic Sebring Vanguard Citicar, and the three-wheeled Reliant Robin, you’ll read about more familiar classics like the VW Beetle, MiniCooper, and Crosley Super Sport. Other manufacturers represented include Honda, Datsun, Mitsubishi, Trabant, Heinkel, Renault, and Messerschmitt, to name a few. Each car is profiled with an entertaining and informative history and a fact box. Imagery includes archival photos, period ads, and modern photography. In all, more than 100 cars are included, from the weird to the sublime. Gas, diesel, or electric…tiny cars have a rich and curious heritage reflective of motorists’ concerns for their pocketbook, the environment, or both. The Big Book of Tiny Cars is your ultimate collection of microcars, minicars, bubble cars, kei cars, subcompacts, and compacts that have been built, sold, and driven all over the globe for 120 years.

SM Citroen s Maserati Engined Supercar

Readers with ideas for automotive books, or books on other transport or related hobby subjects, are invited to ... BMW E30 3 Series (1981 to 1994) (Hosier) Citroën 2CV (Paxton) Citroën ID & DS (Heilig) Cobra Replicas (Ayre) Corvette C2 ...

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788602

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This is the fascinating story of how the Citroen SM came into being, with company politics and Maserati's involvement covered in detail. The text and pictures then follow the car's progress from its world premier at the 1970 Geneva Show until the final production models were built in July 1975. With 200 mainly color photos, full coverage of production models and a buyers guide this book is the complete Citroen SM resource.

The Little Book of Berkshire

Citroën assembled cars in Slough between 1925 and 1966, at a factory later used by Mars. One of their more unusual offerings, from 1959–64, was the Bijou, essentially a 2CV with a heavy glass fibre body that made it even slower than the ...

Author: Stuart Hylton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075095888X

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 282

The Little Book of Berkshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the county, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Berkshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, eccentrics and scoundrels with which its history is littered. Packaged in an easily readable ‘dip-in’ format, visitors and locals alike will find something to remind, surprise, amuse and entertain them in this remarkably engaging little book.

Citro n 2CV

the purpose of this book The history of motoring is littered with vehicles that have captured the essence of a ... baguettes and the pungent odour of strong black tobacco, the image of a Citroën 2CV wheezing asthmatically along is sure ...

Author: Mark Paxton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840992

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 768

Given the small cost of this book, you would be foolish to spend thousands on an example of Citroën's classic and iconic 2CV without taking it's expert advice ...

How to Restore Citroen 2CV

For many years, the 2CV and its derivatives have been the source of many jokes and misconceptions. For example, there are many tales of adventurous owners undertaking daring trips in their 2CVs, and of repairs accomplished at little or ...

Author: Lindsay Porter

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706440

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 248

"All the information needed to rebuild your 2CV in step-by-step detail, supported by over 1500, mainly colour illustrations. Covers body, trim and mechanical restoration, and gives advice on what to look for when buying a car or van, and originality guidance (colour schemes and production changes)."--Publisher description.

To Boldly Go

Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series Citroën 2CV, How to Restore (Porter) Classic Car Bodywork, How to Restore ... The (Long) Little book of microcars, the (Quellin) Little book of trikes, the (Quellin) Lola – The Illustrated History ...

Author: Graham Hull

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110028

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 910

To Boldly Go details 26 sometimes controversial vehicles, from 1911 to present, all solving different design challenges. From the Issigonis Mini that changed design and social mores, to racers so successful they were banned from competition, from cars produced in millions, to one-offs, all created by those marching to the beat of their own drum.