André Lefebvre, and the Cars He Created at Voisin and Citroën

André Lefebvre, and the Cars He Created at Voisin and Citroën

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Together with his colleagues at CitroAln, Andre Lefebvre created the Traction Avant (1934), the TUB (1939) a€“ CitroAln's first front wheel drive utility van that was succeeded by the H and HY vans (1947) a€“ the Deux Chevaux (1948), and, last but not least, the DS (1955). From 1923 to 1931 Lefebvre also designed several highly original and outstanding competition cars and record-breaking automobiles for Voisin. He even drove some these cars in races and record attempts. It is obvious that during his 16 years with Gabriel Voisin he was very much influenced by the ideas of this illustrious aviation pioneer and car manufacturer. The experience gained during that period gave him the self-confidence to persuade his successive bosses at CitroAln that his unorthodox approach to automobile design was what the company needed; first he convinced AndrAc CitroAln, later Pierre Michelin, then Pierre-Jules Boulanger, and finally Robert Puiseux and Pierre Bercot. His oeuvre for CitroAln alone earns him a place of honour among the great automobile designers of the past century. The fact that most present-day cars still carry the DNA of his design philosophy makes him stand out above other automotive pioneers and innovators. That is why it is amazing that so little is known about this fascinating and brilliant engineer. This book was written in order to remedy that, and to pay tribute to AndrAc Lefebvre: the passionate pioneer who left car enthusiasts around the world such an important heritage.(Legate) Concept Cars, How to illustrate and design (Dewey) Cortina a€“ Forda#39;s Bestseller (Robson) Coventry Climax ... GM In Miniature (Olson) GT a€“ The Worlda#39;s Best GT Cars 1953-73 (Dawson) Hillclimbing aamp; Sprinting a€“ The Essential Manualanbsp;...

Title:André Lefebvre, and the Cars He Created at Voisin and Citroën
Author: Gijsbert-Paul Berk
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2011-11-01

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