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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Agree, got it as a gift, and it is nothing write home about.


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:53 pm 
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Thank You for the "warnings" ...,

... with greetings, Frank ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:46 pm 
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I own two books which forum members might find of interest:

Pininfarina 1930-2000 by Antoine Prunet, published by Haynes (ref 6849), ISBN 1 859606849.

This is an excellent book with English text, and is available on Amazon at the moment for £20 second-hand - recommended =)

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My second book is, I think, a rarity. I have owned it for the best part of fifty years, and have never seen another copy. It is Motor Bodywork by Herbert J Butler, published by W R Howell & Co in 1924. A substantial book of 500 pages, with 245 illustrations and 50 working drawings:

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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Three books I use in my research regarding Spohn.


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:19 pm 
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For all, who are interested in german coachbuilding and coachbuilder (with a small look to the neighbors), I'll introduce this new book. It's the best you can get at the time about german coachbuilding ! More you can't get for the 100 €. And you can't stop reading, it's written very interesting ! (but only in german)


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:46 pm 
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TommyK wrote:
For all, who are interested in german coachbuilding and coachbuilder (with a small look to the neighbors), I'll introduce this new book. It's the best you can get at the time about german coachbuilding ! More you can't get for the 100 €. And you can't stop reading, it's written very interesting ! (but only in german)


If I understand correctly, about 30 years of work went into this, with dozens of contributors. Format is not ideal to my taste, but the content is mind-blowing

Unfortunately it focuses on carriages and passenger cars so no buses and hardly any trucks


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:13 am 
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pnegyesi wrote:
TommyK wrote:
For all, who are interested in german coachbuilding and coachbuilder (with a small look to the neighbors), I'll introduce this new book. It's the best you can get at the time about german coachbuilding ! More you can't get for the 100 €. And you can't stop reading, it's written very interesting ! (but only in german)


If I understand correctly, about 30 years of work went into this, with dozens of contributors. Format is not ideal to my taste, but the content is mind-blowing

Unfortunately it focuses on carriages and passenger cars so no buses and hardly any trucks


Can some pictures of the content of the book be posted to show how interesting this book really is?
(It's a bit expensive for my taste to buy it without knowing anything of its concrete content)


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:19 am 
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The book has more than 800 pages with 1500 pics. There are chapters about coaches and the beginning of coachbuilding, about materials and technologies, the history of the automobile itself, from the Neandertal man to the future. On the last 300 pages 120 german coachbuilder are described.


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Does anyone know the difference between these two prints? Is one better than the other? I have seen instances where the 2nd book listed costs less than the first one...
I have the two volume A-L, M-Z Beaulieu books.

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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:58 pm 
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TommyK wrote:
For all, who are interested in german coachbuilding and coachbuilder (with a small look to the neighbors), I'll introduce this new book. It's the best you can get at the time about german coachbuilding ! More you can't get for the 100 €. And you can't stop reading, it's written very interesting ! (but only in german)


I have ordered this book and I can't wait for it to arrive!


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:17 pm 
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From Marian-Suman Hreblay:
"Dear Friends,

the more detailed and updated edition of my

Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists,

first published as a book in 2003, will be available in March 2014 in CD ROM form.

This reference work lists all of the well known and numerous not-so-well known car coachbuilders and stylists in the world. 3174 car coachbuilding companies and design centers, and 1161 car stylists and related personalities from the end of the 19th century to the present that the book covered are increased on the CD to almost 4100 and 1800 respectively.

The Dictionary contains 300 large pages of text in English (Microsoft Office Word 2007; you can print your own book, the wrapper in high resolution is among enclosed pictures) and, as a free bonus for you, about 4000 photos. Please note that these photos are for your own study purposes only and it is not allowed to send them to the third parties.

The Dictionary CD ROM is priced EUR 30.00 / GBP 25.00 / USD 40.00 inclusive postage (registered letter, surface mail).

After receiving your order (with your full postal address) I´ll inform you on exact date of delivery. "

If you need assistance, I'd be happy to assist you ordering a copy


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:03 am 
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László Finta: Ikarus story

László Finta, a very profilic Hungarian designer who worked at the Ikarus bus factory for decades obtained a lot of documents and photos regarding the predecessor of the Ikarus bus factory, the Uhry (later Uhri) coachbuilding company. Though he couldn't find a publisher, he did not give up and so far published four volumes of his seminal research, covering the period from the late 1890s when the blacksmith Imre Uhry set up his shop in Budapes, 'til around 1942. The books are in Hungarian and quite detailed.

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All four volumes are hard covered, averaging around 195 page/book. I enclose a few photos and you can find more here:
http://marotikonyvker.hu/ikarus-story-1 ... enete.html
http://marotikonyvker.hu/ikarus-story-2 ... -1937.html
http://marotikonyvker.hu/ikarus-story-3 ... -1940.html
http://marotikonyvker.hu/ikarus-story-4 ... -1942.html

The four books cost EUR 50 together without p&p. If you are interested send me a PM and I enquire about shipping costs and arrange payment for you


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:40 am 
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Today I've got the four Uhri books, although I can't read hungarian, they are great with a lot of interesting pictures !

with greetings
Tommy


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Does somebody know if this book 'Schweizer Carrossiers - Von den Anfängen bis 1970' by Ferdinand Hediger is any good?


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:41 pm 
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One of the best books about coachbuilding I've ever bought !


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:13 am 
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TommyK wrote:
One of the best books about coachbuilding I've ever bought !


Ferdi is a great guy and a meticulous researcher. I hope to get his book in the next few days


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Hallo, oldtimer-friends,
I look this book:
Scheerbarth-Clasen Karosseriebau und fahrzeugdesign in Europa. Bd.1 Schweizer Tradition
M & V Verlags- und Vertriebsgemeinschaft

If somebody meet it in sale - please let me know!

Greetings from Moscow
Igor

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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:39 am 
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For a better way to help - Igor is looking for this title:
http://www.amazon.de/Karosseriebau-Karo ... 3938568828

With greetings, Frank ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:11 pm 
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Good evening

I am very happy to tell you that four booklets on the history of Austrian coachbuilders are now available exclusively on ceautoclassic.eu for FREE! Alfred Machaczek, who worked in this field for decades did fantastic compilations and generously agreed to share his work online!

http://ceautoclassic.eu/a-world-exclusi ... hbuilders/


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 Post subject: Re: Books about coachbuilding
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:57 pm 
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Are you aware of the six (soon) seven volumes which deal with the history of Sodomka coachbuilding company? I have never ever seen such a meticulous cover of any coachbuilder. E.g. volume 5 deals with Skoda and Sodomka - hard cover, 530 pages, costs around EUR 30. And it is bilingual, with lots of pictures. So I can really recommend that.
http://www.knihovna.muzeum.myto.cz/l.dll?cll~P=24696


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