Covers British cars powered by American engines, and American cars fitted with British power plants, built during the 1930s-1970s. This is the first book dedicated solely to these unique hybrids bearing both American and British engineering, made for those who lust to drive something different. Brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory press kits and colour photos of restored examples, and detailed images of the styling and engines that set these Anglo-American cars apart from mainstream products. Decade by decade detail allows for direct comparison.
This book covers British cars powered by American engines, and American cars fitted with British power plants, built during 1930s-1970s. Many of the American-powered British makes offered for sale were constructed with everything from trials and rallies to road racing in mind. For enthusiasts, the American V8 in a British chassis provided fast, reliable touring at a relatively low cost. In contrast, the American cars fitted with British power plants were often designed for economy.
Brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory press kits, and over sixty colour photos of restored examples provide detailed shots of the engines and styling that set these Anglo-American cars apart. Decade by decade information allows for direct comparison.
About the author
Of British descent, Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. Before Norm was ten, he was already taking pictures of old cars parked at the side of the road. Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began collecting photos and information on Anglo-American marques. He restored a 1949 Allard M-Type, and hopes to add a Jensen Interceptor to his collection in the future. A writer for car magazines and newspapers for the past 20 years, this is his third book on automotive history.