Check out what Manwaring said about the 1965 HD Holden.
“Rather angular appearance. Full width radiator air intake with horizontal barred grille and headlamps at ends. Note how leading edges of front wings project slightly forwards and upswept bumper end form lower edges.”
Assembling all of the information in those pre-web days must have been a considerable logistical operation.
The address of the manufacturer was always given, and, from what I’ve been told, PR departments of Australian car makers were often sent handwritten letters on school exercise book paper by British school boys requesting brochures.
I’ve endeavoured to find out more about the career of L.A. Manwaring, but have found nothing — not a thing.
Manwaring also edited the Commercial Vehicles series.
I still use the books to this day for research.
A first edition of average quality will fetch upwards of $A120 these days.