Nissan Planète Automobile is an amazing new publication from French publisher E-T-A-I and something I would regards as an essential purchase for any diehard Datsun fan. The author, Bernard Vermeylen, has covered a colossal amount of ground in this history of the marque, from the company’s early days at the beginning of the 20th century right through to last year’s Nissan IDX concept. The book is absolutely packed with pictures, both in colour as well as black and white and it’s by far the most comprehensive book I have seen, coving some really obscure models. Unusually, it also has a ‘world view’ as well, rather than placing emphasis on the authors home market as if often the case with books like this.
Of course, being from a French publisher the entire book est écrit en français but don’t let that put you off if you can’t understand French… it’s a beautiful book to flick though purely for the pictures. Or look at it the way I do… it’s a great opportunity to learn or improve your French!
So far I have only seen this book for sale online via French websites but I doubt it’d be difficult to get hold of. It’s not particularly cheap at 49€ but in my opinion it’s well worth the price. I’d just like to add a huge thank you to my Dutch friend and total Datsun nut Iwan for sending me my copy!
Click through for a brief peek inside Nissan Planète Automobile and the details (ISBN# etc)…
Title – Nissan Planète Automobile
Author – Bernard Vermeylen
Details – 298 pages, 992 photos
ISBN – 978-2-7268-9770-6
EAN – 13 9782726897706
Price – 49,00 € (Euros)