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La Traction Citroen de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Antoine DEMETZ, Yves BUFFETAUT

Edition:

ETAI, 3 October 1997

ISBN:

2-7268-8277-3

EAN13:

9782726882771

Details:

119 pages, 24.6 cm x 22.3 cm x 1.4 cm, 0.675 kg

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IN 1933, Andre Citroen's business had serious problems. He had just returned from rebuilding and totally modernizing his factory at the Javel quay in less than 5 months without disturbing production and now took up his most astonishing industrial challenge. That which will prevent Louis Renault from sleeping - the project to launch a truly revolutionary car which will put him years ahead of the competition. But it is necessary for him to act quickly before the situation worsens. In March 1933, he employs a young engineer called Andre Lefevre who "was bored" at Renault. He has worked for some time already on the idea of a car with front traction. On 18 April 1934, the Traction Avant is presented to dealers and the first sales take place within a month. But it lacks development and the financial situation at the factory has not been sorted out. Driven to bankruptcy, Andre Citroen leaves the factory to Michelin, his larger creditor. Tired out, he dies on 3 July 1935 without ever seeing the success of his last creation. The new owners at the Javel quay will finish the development of the Traction Avant which he had wanted to do so much. The Traction Avant's history ends on 18 July 1957 when the last example leaves the assembly line at the Javel quay.


La 2 CV Citroen

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Dominique PASCAL

Edition:

CALMANN-LEVY, 7 November 2001

ISBN:

2-7021-3257-X

EAN13:

9782702132579

Details:

165 pages, 18.5 cm x 16.0 cm x 1.1 cm, 0.350 kg

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WE all love the 2 CV - Citroen, of course! Dad, Mum, Uncle George, the village priest; everybody had one of them. Created by the clever brains of the 1930s and 1940s, the 2 CV beat at the rhythm of life of the French for decades. This book is the witness of the great and small moments of this legendary car whose original purpose was quite simply - four wheels beneath an umbrella!


Le Citroen 2 CV de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Antoine DEMETZ

Edition:

ETAI, 15 December 1998

ISBN:

2-7268-8310-9

EAN13:

9782726883105

Details:

119 pages, 24.7 cm x 22.4 cm x 1.4 cm, 0.670 kg

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PRESENTED to the general public for the first time at the Paris Car Show on 7 October 1948, the 2 CV Citroen is part of the history of the French car. After its prosperous life of 42 years, its production at the Citroen factory of Mangualde finally ceases in July 1990. For many, though, the 2 CV did not die. In fact, it remains forever in the memories of those who used it. With it, they took it each morning to their place of work. They took it with them through dangerous situations to the remotest parts of the earth. Today, the Citroen 2CV is a true symbol attracting people from all generations. A true historical monument to the French car industry, this small and quaint car retains a terribly contagious youthfulness.


Le Citroen 2 CV Fourgonnette de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Fabien SABATES

Edition:

ETAI, 24 November 2001

ISBN:

2-7268-8539-X

EAN13:

9782726885390

Details:

120 pages, 24.6 cm x 22.1 cm x 1.6 cm, 0.700 kg

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WITH the 2CV, we thought we had discovered the most basic of all cars. We were wrong. Citroen could do better in the area of austerity. In the same way, 2 years after the Saloon, this light utility van is launched. Out of step with the times and fashion, this small dromedary of the road will tirelessly bump around the world for some 28 years, from 1950 to 1978, without any notable changes. This light van will be manufactured in the 4 corners of the earth and will be sold practically without any publicity. It barely appears in some catalogues. Perfectly adapted to all climates with its air-cooled engine, it is ideal for developing countries because of its economy. Finally, its suspension works wonders on all roads. Like its older sister, the 2CV, this faithful friend of globe-trotters will take part in road rallies around the world. Unbeatable, discreet, indispensable, impossible to copy, nothing has replaced it until now. Many users regret that its simplicity and its popularity with collectors never seems to end.


Les Citroen C4-C6 de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Wouter JANSEN, Fabien SABATES

Edition:

ETAI, 13 October 2000

ISBN:

2-7268-8428-8

EAN13:

9782726884287

Details:

120 pages, 24.5 cm x 22.0 cm x 1.5 cm, 0.705 kg

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THE first European manufacturer in the 1920s, Andre Citroen, launches two new radically new models, the C4 and the C6, at the Car Show of 1928. These cars contrast totally with the older Citroens - they are comfortable, steady, fast, elegant and almost indestructible. They are the first really modern Citroen cars. These constantly improved models will stay for 5 years at the top of the French car industry thanks to their intrinsic qualities. Good publicity, a reliable dealer network, good exports and superb victories at Montlhery will make the C4 and C6 legends in their day. Today, collectors actively seek them out and nurture them with love.


La Citroen DS de mon pere - Vol 1, 1955 - 1967

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Dominique PAGNEUX

Edition:

ETAI, 15 July 1998

ISBN:

2-7268-8360-5

EAN13:

9782726883600

Details:

119 pages, 24.6 cm x 22.3 cm x 1.4 cm, 0.670 kg

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THE story of a car that left its mark. The 1st generation DS is described in this book from its conception to its sporting victories. A large car made for luxury and comfort, it became the uncontested champion of long and hard tests conducted in Africa and US. Taking over from the Traction Avant it had, from the beginning, an insane love with the development of the hydro-pneumatic suspension. The author analyzes 12 years of its manufacture from the first 1911 cm engine which gave the name to the DS 19 to the 2175 cm engine, 100 HP and 100 MPH (175 kph) top speed of the DS 21. Bertoni, Opron and Mages, in turn, re-design the front, the headlights and the rear window, without altering its appearance from the side. All aspects of this production series but also the accessories and special editions are detailed in this unique book.


La Citroen DS de mon pere - Vol 2, 1968 - 1976

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Dominique PAGNEUX

Edition:

ETAI, 7 September 1997

ISBN:

2-7268-8361-3

EAN13:

9782726883617

Details:

119 pages, 24.6 cm x 22.2 cm x 1.5 cm, 0.665 kg

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PRESENTED at the 42nd Car Exhibition at the Grand Palace, Paris in October 1955, the DS will hold its place for more than 20 years in the "Double Chevron" range, bringing so many new techniques and progress that even today some aspects remain revolutionary. This book, devoted to the 2nd generation DS from 1968 to 1976, presents all the changes in the range - new front, directional headlights, electric circuits and the DS 20 but also its evolution year by year, its everyday life, its prizes in competitions, races and rallies. An incomparable concept of genius the DS will reach the four corners of the world in 1001 versions - station-wagon, convertible, ambulance, administrative car or special body version. At the end of the book, technical pages list its chronological evolution and characteristics, year by year.


Le Citroen Type-H de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Wouter JANSEN, Fabien SABATES

Edition:

ETAI, 1 April 2000

ISBN:

2-7268-8432-6

EAN13:

9782726884324

Details:

120 pages, 24.6 cm x 22.1 cm x 1.5 cm, 0.720 kg

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FOR the Type-H one can, without making a mistake, call it a revolution in utility vehicles. The definition of this van was based on simple ideas: front traction, monocoque case and an exemplary modularity. Three ideas which are still today the basis for all utility vehicles on the market! We have not bettered these ideas and it is the secret of its formidable life (from June 1947 to December 1981). The Type-H made into a half-million examples will naturally please the industrial carriage-builders as we will discover in this book. Lengthened, raised, compressed and cut out, it remains unique with its characteristic pig nose. The authors, 2 Citroen specialists of this model, deliver an original study together with remarkable iconography.


La Panhard PL17 de mon pere

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Bernard VERMEYLEN, Yann LE LAY

Edition:

ETAI, 13 December 2000

ISBN:

2-7268-8513-6

EAN13:

9782726885130

Details:

120 pages, 24.5 cm x 22.0 cm x 1.5 cm, 0.705 kg

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CREATED in June 1959, between the post-war years of the 1950s and the exuberant, prosperous years of the 1960s, the PL17 needed to be ambiguous to allure a new section of customers. It had to forget the Dyna with its reputation of fragility and its obsolete round shapes which had become its handicap. Lacking finance, Panhard was not able to launch a brand new car. So it was necessary to touch up the Dyna skillfully enough so that it looked like a brand new model without alienating traditional customers - and it worked. The new front end and re-designed rear transformed it enough to prolong its life for several more years. Interestingly, the PL17 was grouped with the kitsch cars like the old-time Dyna X. But this time, it is in fashion. As well as traditional colours the customer was offered lilac, bush-fire red or bright yellow in strong contrast to the more usual colours of black, grey or dark blue. On the PL17 Tiger, it was fashionable to order the imitation Bengal Tiger Fur version for the interior cloth. In this book, the reader will discover the whole story of the famous PL17 ('17' in 1963) until its disappearance in May 1965 and about the model which undoubtedly remains the Panhard that first comes to mind today. Saloons, convertibles, station-wagons and even the exotic South American versions are covered here, without any model or short tale overlooked, being often the most interesting.


Les Routes de Chez Nous

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Jean-Claude DEMORY

Edition:

ETAI, 2005

ISBN:

2-7268-9417-8

EAN13:

-

Details:

192 pages, 200 colour (100 B&W) photos, 24.5 cm x 28.0 cm

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MORE than a story, this work is a chronicle, a collection of facts, testimonies, remarks, accounts and anecdotes intended to awake the memory and nostalgia of those who knew of an era and pace of life that today reminds us of the charm of a golden age that was never to be repeated. "Les Routes de Chez Nous" tells the story of the French road and its environment down through the centuries but also about the improvement in sign-posting, orienteering and cartography. It is also about the pioneers, "those mad drivers", who were called De Dion, Renault, Panhard, Jenatzy and who drove their machines at more than 100 kph past horse-drawn carts on the road. It is about the road and the war, the exoduses, the invasions, the bombarded and devastated roads, plowed up by the caterpillar tracks of the armoured tanks. Then the time when the wheel-wrights become mechanics, the grocers become pump assistants and petrol stations transform themselves into American-style service stations. The development of road tourism, together with the production of the plain-looking car, sees the appearance of the first road networks and the enforcement of the Highway code. During the 20th century, the roads become so commercialized that it becomes impossible to avoid the advertisements, publicities, posters, wall-paintings and magazines. Downtown, the avenues, boulevards, streets, expressways on the sides of rivers and ring roads multiply with their restricted parking zones and one-way streets... This book, which reads like a novel, finishes with the work of some artists and painters of the car and the road such as Rene Vincent, Ernest Montaut and Guy Sabran, who show astonishing, rich and colourful views of this multi-dimensional world.


La Route Paris - Cote d'Azur

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Thierry DUBOIS, Jacques POTHERAT

Edition:

DRIVERS, 3 July 2003

ISBN:

2-9516-3578-8

EAN13:

9782951635784

Details:

158 pages, 21.2 cm x 21.2 cm x 1.2 cm, 0.540 kg

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A short history on the legendary Route Nationale 5, 6 & 7 roads and the "Route Bleue" of France. The Paris-Riviera road is, of course, the Route Nationale 7 that everyone remembers. The sun and holidays are the first images which come to mind when mentioned. But also its hellish bottlenecks, overheated traffic jams in small villages, heavily-laden lorries and slow caravans, cheap roadside restaurants, 3-Star stop-overs, joys and dramas. The Paris-Riviera road also includes the Route Nationale 6. Did you know that 3 out of 4 motorists preferred the N6 to the N7 between Paris and Lyon? How many took the N6 out of Paris thinking that they took the N7? The Paris-Riviera road is also the Route Bleue just before Lyon where it leaves the N7 to later rejoin it at Valence. Find out the story of the oldest route in France, the Paris-Riviera road, across 2000 years of voyages.


Bibendum a l'affiche

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Pierre-Gabriel GONZALEZ

Edition:

Michelin Travel Publications, 2000

ISBN:

2-0614-9901-5

EAN13:

-

Details:

164 pages, Hard-Back, 32.0 cm x 25.5 cm

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A selection of 250 posters from all over the world, designed between 1898 and today.


Stations Service

Language:

FRENCH

Author(s):

Dominique PASCAL

Edition:

ETAI, 3 September 1999

ISBN:

2-7268-8341-9

EAN13:

9782726883419

Details:

120 pages, 24.8 cm x 21.9 cm x 1.5 cm, 0.700 kg

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PETROL companies fought endlessly to take the lead role on the roads of France. Esso, Shell, BP, Total are the most well-known, but we should not forget tens of others like Azure, Gargoil, Antar, Caltex, Lucilline, etc. It is the multi-coloured universe of the service station and the garages that the author tells us of. A universe where colourful publicity reigned, where service was the golden rule. A wipe of the windshield, a word with the passenger, the impeccable pump assistant in his uniform unhooked the pump nozzle without you having to get out of the car. It was really the time of the service station!

 

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