Marcel Pourtout: Carrossier (Hardcover)

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Marcel Pourtout: Carrossier (Hardcover)

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The first complete and authorized recounting of the famed French auto body builder’s history.
 
Carrosserie Pourtout is widely considered one of the greats of French automotive coachbuilding. From modest beginnings, founder Marcel Pourtout—working in conjunction with designer Georges Paulin—created a widely respected business that supplied some of the world’s finest and most interesting car chassis. Drawing from documents held in the Pourtout family archives, Jon Pressnell’s Marcel Pourtout: Carrossier tells the complete story of this enterprising business, from its humble inception in 1925 to its demise in 1994.

Marcel Pourtout began the company with a small workshop and twelve employees; his wife, Henriette, looked after the books. The firm soon did well enough to expand operations, gaining widespread notice in the 1920s and ’30s for its elegant bespoke coaches. After World War II, in response to changes in the auto industry, Pourtout pivoted toward more industrial and military projects, designing truck cabs that became longtime staples of armies worldwide. Written by award-winning author Jon Pressnell with the full and generous support of the Pourtout family, and beautifully illustrated throughout, Marcel Pourtout: Carrossier is the first history of this unique automotive coachbuilder.
Jon Pressnell is a journalist and automotive historian best known for his contributions to Classic & Sports Car magazine, for which he has written since the 1980s.
Product Details ISBN: 9781854432865
ISBN-10: 1854432869
Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books
Publication Date: May 20th, 2022
Pages: 488