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Briggs Motor Bodies
Walter O Briggs had set up Briggs Manufacturing Company in Detroit in 1909 having taken over his employers coachbuilding business. Briggs business took off when Ford placed a large order for interiors, and gradually expanded until he started building whole bodies, and revolutionised the saloon body by producing it as cheaply as the open tourers, That led to the popularity of steel-built bodies and Briggs took over existing metalworks to expand his business. More contracts with Ford followed, but Briggs also built for other manufacturers. In 1932 Tom Tjaarda came to work for Briggs and was responsible for some revolutionary designs, eventually leaving to work for Pininfarina. In 1930 Briggs went to England and set up Briggs Motor Bodies with plants at Dagenham, Southampton, Doncaster and other sites. After 1930 all Ford's Dagenham cars were bodied next door by Briggs. Briggs Motor Bodies built a number of bodies for other British manufacturers, including Jowett and Riley. In 1953 Ford purchased Briggs Motor Bodies where they found Colin Neale in the design studios.
Riley Nine Merlin 1935
Ford 7W Ten Tourer
Fordson 10cwt, Ford Thames 10cwt (E83W)
Riley 12/4, 1½-litre 1934 - 1938
Jowett Javelin
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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