Motor Tramp by John Heygate First Edition 1935

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First edition dated 1935 hardback with cc dust jacket now in protective cover. Shelf wear to spine edges, the pages themselves are nice and clean. A very hard to find edition.
The book covers Heygate's European travels during the early 1930s in what was, almost certainly, a 1932 F-type 'Magna' model. The photographs aren't too clear, but they show valenced front mudguards and a rear-mounted spare wheel. Heygate mentions a six-cylinder, 1270cc, twin-carburettor engine, and its "long and low" open bodywork. Yet he also said it was a small car, "built down from a model that had won fame on the race track". His example was apparently capable of about 70-75 mph flat out. US $225.00