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Marián Šuman-Hreblay (Slovakia, former long-term member of the Society of Automotive Historians, Inc.) presents two very special books on coachbuilding history:

 


Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists

This reference work catalogs 5,493 companies and 1,806 personalities from the coachbuilding branch, from the end of the 19th century to the present, from 61 countries. It provides essential facts about the manufacturers: complete name, location, years active, types of coachworks built, chassis marques used, and other basic data. Brief car stylists biographies, list of main body styles and bibliographical references complete this Dictionary.

Included are companies and personalities involved in coachbuilding and car styling, but only those using passenger or sports car chassis for their creations. Commercial vehicle chassis (buses, trucks) are excluded. All entries are listed in alphabetical order, with extensive cross-referencing. Personal names are in italics. Production years indicate the period of car body production; the founding year (if different) is mentioned in the text.

As a special gift for loyal readers there is a USB stick with nearly 14,000 free photos for their own use.

Price: € 40.00 + postage.

Edition Autoantikvariát, 2020, soft cover book, 210 x 295 mm, 388 pages. Text in English, attached is a USB stick with about 14,000 photos.

  • Title: Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists
  • Author: Marián Šuman-Hreblay
  • Publisher: Edition Autoantikvariát
  • Text: English
  • Pages: 388
  • Images: 14.000
  • Size: 210 x 295 mm
  • Price: €40,- (ex shipping)

Available from the author. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

All Car Marques Ever Built Worldwide

This reference work catalogs 16,595 passenger and sports car marques and manufacturers from 110 countries, from 1770 (Cugnot´s steam fardier) to the present. All entries contain a name of a car or a company, country of origin, production years, full name of a producer/builder, factory location and a brief description. Brief glossary of vehicle types and a bibliography complete this one-of-a-kind publication.

This book serves as a ready reference and a starting point for researchers. The information contained herein are valuable for those who are interested in historic and contemporary automobiles as well as for historians, journalists and librarians.

Included are all kinds of passenger cars (touring and sports cars, three-wheelers, kit cars, bodied two-wheeled cars, one-off specials and prototypes, etc.), tunuing companies and coachbuilders whose cars were marketed under their names. Excluded are racing cars, commercial vehicles and buses, muscle or wind powered carriages.

Price: € 40.00 + postage.

Edition Autoantikvariát, 2020, soft cover book, 210 x 295 mm, 469 pages. Text in English.

  • Title: All Car Marques Ever Built Worldwide
  • Author: Marián Šuman-Hreblay
  • Publisher: Edition Autoantikvariát
  • Text: English
  • Pages: 469
  • Size: 210 x 295 mm
  • Price: €40,- (ex shipping)

Available from the author. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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TESTIMONIALS

I am not a natural flatterer, I like to think that I "tell it like it is", politely I hope. So when I tell you that I am very impressed by the contents of your website, it is just not English politeness. I of course love the subject matter but you deal with it in an energetic and respectful manner. I am overwhelmed by the research that has gone into compiling the list of coachbuilders/bodybuilders for Europe and North America. I have never heard of the vast majority of them. Congratulations on an excellent website.
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