The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile:
Encyclopedia of the Automobile: Coachbuilding
Brian Sewell (Foreword), Nick Georgano (Editor)
'Of all the crafts and trades involved in constructing the first
motor cars, the coachbuilder was far and away the oldest. Engineers
might divert their spirits of invention to the car, but when it
came to cladding the chassis with a body, it was on the skills and
tradition of the coachbuilder that they depended'.
From the foreword
by Brian Sewell
Encyclopedia of the Automobile is the definitive reference work
on the automobile, and an essential book for all car enthusiasts.
This new volume
explores the art of coachbuilding, paying tribute to the skills
and traditions of the coachbuilder. It follows the art of coachbuilding
from its roots in the late 19th century, through to the 1950s, by
which time the coachbuilding tradition was in decline.
great names remained, and they too are included in this definitive
work. This is an essential guide which celebrates the coachbuilders,
who brought the car into the forefront of modern design.