After Des Carrosses à l'Automobile, which tells the story of French coachbuilding from its origins to the advent of the automobile, many readers were waiting for a second volume on the 1930s.
This period, which many consider to be a true golden age, has already been covered by eminent historians and experts, but not by the author.
Like the previous one, Francois Vanaret emphasizes, it is the work of an enthusiast, an artist who wants to share his desire that French coachbuilding, as a heritage made by authentic artists and craftsmen, should be recognized, promoted and protected.
Vanvooren, Kellner, Franay, Letourneur et Marchand, Chapron, Pourtout, Figoni, Saoutchik, ... are some names you will find in this volume.
Linked to these coachbuilders are lesser-known models, and others become famous and true style icons that now stand proudly in private collections, museums and in major elegance concours around the world.
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