The author gives a thoroughgoing account of the evolution of the Sunbeam-Talbot and Alpine models through to the end of production in 1957.He provides detailed descriptions of all models, covering every aspect of chassis, running gear, engine and transmission, with information on differences from previous models, revisions and production changes. In the 1950s Sunbeam-Talbots and Alpines earned a very good name in rallying, consistently gaining awards in international events and even achieving an outright win in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1956. A full account of the cars’ illustrious competition history is also given, and appendices cover technical specifications, chassis numbers, production figures and rally entries. The illustrations include specially commissioned color photography of outstanding surviving examples of the cars and more than 100 black-and-white archive shots. In its thorough examination of these desirable cars this book provides a rich store of knowledge for the many owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about them..
About the Author
As well as writing two other book in our In Detail Series, Sunbeam-Talbot & Alpine In Detail, Jaguar XK120 In Detail and Jaguar XK140/150 In Detail, Anders has previously written 15 books, mostly on MG and Austin-Healey cars, including the famous Original titles but also books on Mini-Cooper, Porsche, Volvo, the Le Mans 24-hour race, and a popular history of Jaguar, and he has contributed to several magazines. He was one of the authors of the centenary history of the British motor industry and is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians. He is a keen motorcyclist and lives in Birmingham England.