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It is generally accepted that Karl Benz was the inventor of the motor-car in 1885 - what is less well known is that his car was a three-wheeler. In the motor-industry's early years, the threeand four-wheeled types were developed side by side, but the latter began to take precedence as its greater stability, and the three-wheeler's severe bodywork limitations, became evident. For twenty years the light car, cyclecar, three-wheeler and motorcycle competed for the rapidly expanding market, until eventually and inevitably being eclipsed by the mass-produced, GBP100 four-wheeled motor car. Fully illustrated and packed with little-known facts, this book puts three-wheelers, and the companies that produced them, in their historical context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 4.32mm | 96g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 b/w
  • 0747802823
  • 9780747802822
  • 1,471,895

Table of contents

The early years /The Morgan Motor Company /The heyday of the three-wheeler /Decline /After the Second World War /Manufacturers of three-wheelers /Further reading /Places to visit
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About Ken Hill

Ken Hill's interest in old cars began in 1956 and his associations with the Morgan in 1967, when he was given his famous 4/4 Le Mans, which has competed successfully in many continental rallies, driving tests and concourse events. His many wins include the Vintage Sports Car Club's Martini Trophy. He has judged at and organised major events and has served on the committee of the Morgan Sports car Club. He is the club's Series I 4/4 Registrar. He has written eleven books on the history of the Morgan and is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
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