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Coachbuilding: The Hand-Crafted Car Body
     

Coachbuilding: The Hand-Crafted Car Body

by Jonathan Wood
 
This account examines the history of coachbuilding, beginning with the coachbuilders who for generations had built horse-drawn wooden carriages, and then explaining how they turned their craft to building the bodywork of the first motorised cars. Using photographs of the different stages of coachbuilding, the author describes the materials, equipment and key

Overview

This account examines the history of coachbuilding, beginning with the coachbuilders who for generations had built horse-drawn wooden carriages, and then explaining how they turned their craft to building the bodywork of the first motorised cars. Using photographs of the different stages of coachbuilding, the author describes the materials, equipment and key techniques involved. Today the profession of coachbuilding is almost a lost art, yet as the restoration of vintage cars seeks to keep the trade alive, this book reflects back on the heyday of the coachbuilt motor car and the skilled workers that made it their craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747806882
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

The author of some thirty-five books on the motoring of yesteryear, Jonathan Wood has made a particular study of the histories of Britain's multifarious car makers. He has received the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu Trophy and the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award.

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