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August 22, 2014
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Micro Trucks – Tiny utility vehicles from around the world



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Micro Trucks – Tiny utility vehicles from around the world
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By Norm Mort
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Paperback • 96 pages • 250 tall x 207mm • 100 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-84584-175-1

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Features

• The first book dedicated to micro trucks
• Reveals actual production models you never knew existed!
• Rarely-seen micro trucks
• Complete specifications
• Full colour photography
• Detail shots
• Restoration advice
• Maintenance tips
• How the micro trucks differ in specification from the cars they were often based upon

Description

The interest and fascination these novel vehicles generate have made tiny cars and trucks significant collectibles over the past decade, and yet information on micro trucks has been almost non-existent. Old brochures printed by numerous micro car builders depict various truck versions: in the case of Iso, everything from hook (crane) and ladder to vans to pickups were featured, but few, if any, examples were thought to have been built beyond the prototype stage. Full colour photography, text and specs describe virtually unknown production micro trucks. Featured are rare Iso utility vehicles and Topolino Fiat vans, as well as more common production micro trucks from Autobianchi, Moto Guzzi, Vespa Ape, New Map Solyto and Diahatsu. 100 colour photos show many rare and extraordinary micro trucks.

Synopsis

The interest and fascination these novel cars generate have made micro vehicles significant collectibles over the past decade, and yet information published on micro trucks has been almost non-existent. Old brochures printed by numerous micro-car builders depict the various truck versions available. In the case of Iso, everything from hook and ladder to vans to pickups were featured, but few if any examples were thought to have been built beyond the prototype stage. Full colour photography, text and specs describe previously unseen Iso production micro trucks, as well as featuring the changes necessary for converting the production Iso into a micro truck. Also featured are rare Topolino Fiat vans, as well as more common production micro trucks from Autobianchi, Moto Guzzi, Vespa Ape, New Map Solyto and Diahatsu. Rare Topolino Fiat vans ready for full restoration are also shown. Whereas very few 1950 Fiat 500 Topolino C Furgone models exist, there is only one known 1948 Fiat 500 Topolino B Furgone believed to have survived. As well, this volume covers the somewhat more familiar production versions built by Moto Guzzi and New Map Solyto. For micro car enthusiasts wanting to expand their collection, this volume includes the more commonly available micro trucks from Autobianchi, Vespa and Diahatsu along with helpful hints on restoration. Illustrated with 100 colour photos, many of never-before-seen micro trucks.

Independent Reviews

"A great little book ..." – Classics Monthly
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"... an attractive introduction to the tiny delivery trucks made 1948-'68 ... shows there's a whole new world beyond Heinkels and Isettas waiting to be explored." – Octane
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"It is difficult to imagine anyone interested in small vehicles not finding room on the shelf for this book, and the bright colours and shiny paper wlll make it ideal as a Christmas gift anyone would be proud to give or receive." – Rum Car News
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"... the text is so well written and the photography is of such a professional quality I can honestly recommend this title for those interested in the obscure or the collector who needs to take a walk on the lighter side of the hobby." – route66chronicles.blogspot.com
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"For micro car enthusiasts wanting to expand their collection, the book includes the more commonly available micro trucks from Autobianchi, Vespa, and Daihatsu, along with helpful hints on restoration. 98 colour photos illustrate many micro trucks that will be new to the majority of readers." – Old Autos, Canada
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"Full colour photography, text and specifications describe previously little known Iso production micro trucks, as well as highlighting the changes necessary for converting the production Iso to a micro truck." – Restored Cars

Additional Information

Models covered:
1948 Fiat 500 Topolino B Furgone • 1950 Fiat Topolino C Furgone • 1954 Isocarro 500 Flatbed • 1954 Isocarro 500 Pickup Truck • 1955 Iso 500 Furgone ”Replica” Emergency Vehicle • 1955 Isocarro 500 Furgone • 1958 New Map Solyto Fourgonnette Bachee • 1959 Daihatsu Trimobile • 1959 Moto Guzzi 500 Ercole • 1961 Iso 150 pickup Truck • 1953 Vespa Ape • 1966 Autobianchi Furgonetta • 1967 New Map Solyto Break Camping • 1968 Autobianchi Furgoncino 320

   

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