This is the full story of the Ford Transcontinental - affectionately known as the Transconti - a big lorry, magnificent to drive and unusual in its time for its Eaton-Fuller gear-box and a high-spec cab. The Ford Transconti nearly got it right; nearly made a profit for Ford. Never-the-less, the Transconti remains a memorable model, loved by truckers and truck enthusiasts alike. For Patrick's new book celebrating the model he has gathered over 200 photographs to show the truck in its full glory over the years and in a variety of liveries and locations. Each photograph has an extensive caption. When read together these give the complete story of the introduction, development, and decline of the model. There is extensive information on bodywork and engine specifications, the little differences that changed over time and the details which made the model so special to those who drove it. Photographs show the trucks at work abroad and there are many shots of them on the productions line. To set the Transcontinental in context, Patrick also considers the models which came before and after. Patrick's informative and friendly writing style gives the impression of sharing this story with a fellow enthusiast. The entertaining foreword is by George Bennett.,
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