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Eighty years of Citroen in the UK, "Reynolds, John"
Author Name:    "Reynolds, John"

Title:   Eighty years of Citroen in the UK

Binding:   Hardbound

Number of photos:   250 illustrations

Book Condition:   New

Number of pages:   272 pages

Dimensions:   9.75'' x 13.25''

Publisher:    Dalton Watson 2003

ISBN Number:   1854431374 / 9781854431370

Discount Code:   31444A

Availability:   In Stock

Seller ID:   31444

"Now that Citroen cars are selling at the rate of over 100,000 vehicles per year in the United Kingdom and there are presently more than a million examples currently registered as running on the British roads, Automobiles Citroens has become, once again, a major mainstream marque in this country. Yet few of these recent converts to Citroen ownership may be aware that this current situation echoes the success enjoyed by the marque in the 1920s when the Double Chevron marque was easily the most popular amoung imported Continental cars. So much so, in fact, that in 1926 its founder, Andre Citroen, established a factory at Slough to build his cars in right-hand-drive form for the British and Commonwealth market.

Thus the company is actually one of the oldest names in the British motor industry, an institution older than the BBC and the second longest-established of all foreign and imported makes with a history in Great Britain that can be traced back to 1923 and beyond. In tracing the story of Citroen in the United Kingdom between 1920 and 1980, this book reviews the history of Citroen Cars Ltd. (the predecessor of the present trading company Citroen UK Ltd.) and recalls the right-hand-drive vehicles built at the Slough Works between 1926 and 1966, and all those models subsequently imported from France between 1966 and 1980.

Pre-war, Post-war and even wartime production is fully catalogued and illustrated by over 250 archive press and publicity pictures together with contemporary advertising material, and also by a new series of specially commisioned full-colour photos showing some of the very best surviving historic cars. The complete span of right-hand-drive vehicles featured includes the conventional rear-wheel-drive cars of the Andre Citroen era 1919-1934, the Traction Avant of 1955-1975 as well as the Citroen-Maserati SM of 1970-1975 and the later GS/GSA, CX and BX models."

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