Autocult Year Book & AnyCar 1 1971 Model by Autocult
Diversity of Choice
The new Edition 2022 is a different kind
of book – it is THE book for the automotive enthusiast who wants to learn more
about the stories of long forgotten automobiles, brands and other developments.
Whether rare, fast or strange – many interesting stories in conjunction with
precise historical accuracy, flanged by many historical photographs and
illustrations of autocult models produced in 2022, make this book (as
well as all future editions) a reading experience for those interested in
When looking at the car for the
first time, which went down in automotive history as the “Anycar”, most people
are likely to react with a uncomprehending shake of the head.
For European-influenced eyes, the first
thing that immediately catches the eye is the rear area, which is unmistakably
reminiscent of a VW Beetle. But also the front suddenly looks familiar, the
massive radiator grille of an American road cruiser and also at the rear of the
car features a typical fin, as the once charismatically shaped US-cars…
And that’s the point. Particularly the
enormous diversity of the car industry was the intention that led to the
construction of the car – as many parts of the most diverse cars as possible
should be put together. The deep meaning behind it was based on an initiative
of the bank ‘Manufactures Hanover Trust Company’. In 1971, the financial
institution wanted to appeal specifically to US car buyers with its lending and
therefore created the slogan “Our Anycar loan. For any car you have in mind”.
The underlying idea was that all sorts of car buyers, and that was almost every
household in the USA, should feel addressed by it. With this in mind, the New
York based bank turned to customizer Gene Winfield and asked for an authentic design
matching to their advertising slogan. His creation became nationally known through
the advertisements placed by the bank.
|Description: ||Autocult Year Book & AnyCar 1 1971 Model |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC99122 |
|Product Type: ||Books |
|Scale: ||- |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
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|Dates: ||2022 |
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|Release Date: ||January 2023 |
|Weight: ||2300 grams |
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Includes exclusive model.
German & English text.
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.