By Colin Peck

within the Nineteen Twenties, 30s and 40s, wooden-bodied capturing brakes, property autos and station wagons have been advertisement cars made in Britain, in general for utilitarian roles. They have been in-built rather small numbers, usually by means of small, lesser-known advertisement bodybuilding agencies, and required excessive degrees of upkeep to make sure something similar to a longevity. each chassis from Alvis, Austin and Bentley to straightforward, Vauxhall and Wolseley used to be equipped as a Woodie at a few degree, they usually reached the height in their recognition within the fast postwar years whilst metal used to be briefly offer and the vast majority of new autos have been being equipped for export. a few motor vehicle brands bought wooden-bodied utilities lower than their very own identify, yet so much have been in-built small workshops below agreement to automobile dealerships or promoting direct to most of the people. even though, labour in depth constriction, excessive upkeep necessities and the creation of the unitary chassis by means of Britain’s motor vehicle makers all contributed to the eventual loss of life of the British Woodie. this day, there’s a resurgent curiosity in British Woodies internationally, with more and more autos being restored and loved. The paintings of hundreds of thousands of small coachbuilder organisations is highlighted right here, and illustrated with a hundred infrequent and formerly unpublished images. The British Woodie is absolutely something of good looks, and this booklet is a tribute to the abilities of the coachbuilders that outfitted those impressive wood wonders.

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