The Rootes Group, although only achieving a 10-12 per cent market share, were the sixth largest British car manufacturer: more importantly, during the 1950s, more than half the cars they produced were exported. Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s – Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot by David Rowe is a new reference to these cars.
With every model produced from 1950 onwards featured in full colour and with detailed information – including colour schemes, optional equipment, technical specifications, plus other manufacturers’ cars built using Rootes components – this is the ultimate book for all Hillman, Humber, Singer and Sunbeam enthusiasts. Cars produced by Chrysler/Talbot and Peugeot after their acquisition of the Rootes Group are also included.
This book includes hundreds of original photographs, taken by the author at many car shows over a number of years, and provides a unique pictorial history of Rootes-manufactured cars.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Detailed model-by-model comparisons
- Extensively illustrated with colour photographs
- Includes body and styling differences
- Lists colour scheme options
- Detailed technical information
- Standard and optional equipment details
- Dashboard instrument layouts and photographs
- Includes export models
- Covers cars built using Rootes car components
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Rowe’s first car was a 1961 Hillman Minx. He has owned two other Hillmans, and his brother has owned two Hillmans, two Humbers and two Singers. After many years working in the accounts departments of four motor dealerships, including Peugeot, the eventual owners of the Rootes group, David took on the voluntary role of Treasurer for the Hillman Owners Club. He is also a member of the Post Vintage Humber Car Club and the Rootes Archive Centre Trust. He has helped build and race cars, enjoys driving experience days, and has previously written another book on Rootes cars.