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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain$
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Hugh Thomas

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300121094

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300121094.001.0001

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Boys Always Run after Motor Cars

Boys Always Run after Motor Cars

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(p.183) 25 Boys Always Run after Motor Cars
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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain
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Hugh Thomas

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300121094.003.0025

This chapter describes Eduardo's agreement with the Chrysler Corporation. Love and Townsend made Eduardo an offer that Chrysler would buy 40 percent of the shares of Barreiros Diesel. Eduardo thought that such a large investment in his firm by such a rich company would assist him with his current financial difficulties. Love recognized Eduardo's great qualities, and knew that he was the only motor manufacturer who could do everything in a factory. Before this, there had never been such an arrangement between an American and a Spanish company. In Spain, this association seemed to be a really reinvigorating idea for Barreiros Diesel, a new company in an old country. The United States, still considered a new country to Europe, appeared to stand for the future.

Keywords:   Spain, Eduardo, Chrysler Corporation, Barreiros Diesel, cars

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