De Dion Bouton

An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904

De Dion Bouton, An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904 will be of interest to all veteran car enthusiasts with the appetite to learn more about the vehicles produced at the turn of the century by the world’s largest motor manufacturer. 

De Dion Bouton, An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904
 
In the first few years of the 20th century the level of technical progress in the construction of motor cars was remarkable, as evidenced by the output from De Dion Bouton’s Puteaux works. 

In September 1899 the company produced its first rear-engined, four-wheeled, twin-speed vehicle with a single cylinder engine, an unsprung back axle, no rear brakes, and very limited accommodation. 

Five years later, in December 1904, a four cylinder, four-speed vehicle, fully sprung and capable of carrying limousine coachwork and a full complement of passengers in comfort over long distances, was available. 
 
Between 1899 and 1904 De Dion Bouton produced 16 Types of passenger vehicle in single and twin cylinder configuration. With the help of more than 50 line drawings and 150 colour photographs, this books sets out to trace the course of vehicle development, summarises the essential technical information, and clearly identifies the characteristics of each Type. 

DE DION BOUTON: An Illustrated Guide to Type & Specification 1899-1904 will be of interest to all veteran car enthusiasts with the appetite to learn more about the vehicles produced at the turn of the century by the world’s largest motor manufacturer. 

​Publication first published in 2016 by Surrenden Press. Publication printed and bound by Short Run Press Ltd. Graphic Design by Natasha Edwards.

Features

  • 96 Pages 
  • 50 Line Drawings
  • Over 150 Colour Photographs

Size and Weight 

  • Height: 23 cm
  • Width: 29.7 cm
  • Depth: 2.5 cm
  • Weight: 0.5 kg
 
This book has been published with the support of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust.
Registered Charity No. 290841
Congratulations on the splendid presentation, content of this Gem of a guide to the intricacies and style of this very reliable and popular vehicle.
CUSTOMER REVIEW
December 2017
Your beautifully presented book has arrived. You have certainly entered a minefield in writing a book identifying the many variations of De Dion Bouton Types made from 1899 to 1904. An in depth study is long overdue.
CUSTOMER REVIEW
December 2017
The book has arrived today and I have digested most of it already, as it was EXACTLY what I expected of it. It is the perfect book for someone who owns of will once own a veteran De Dion Bouton !
CUSTOMER REVIEW
February 2018

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DE DION BOUTON, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TYPE & SPECIFICATION 1899-1904