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Great British Cars

Author : Stephen Barnett
ISBN : 9781786854537
Genre : Transportation
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Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation's roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on the roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers' hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.

British Luxury Cars Of The 1950s And 60s

Author : James Taylor
ISBN : 9781784421861
Genre : Transportation
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In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.

Cars We Loved In The 1980s

Author : Giles Chapman
ISBN : 9780750980647
Genre : Transportation
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It was brash, it was loud—the 1980s put paid to the glumness of the 1970s, and nowhere was that more obvious than in cars, which took a quantum leap in durability, performance, equipment, and style. They had to: Japanese quality and European design were luring away ever more customers. Features like fuel-injection, turbochargers, computer-controlled systems, and four-wheel drive became commonplace. This was also the decade that brought the people-carrier and the off-roader, new classes of car that radically reshaped family transport. Meanwhile, seatbelt-wearing became law, the M25 opened, speed cameras appeared, and ram-raiding was the new motoring nemesis. Relive everything car-related in Britain in the 1980s with Giles Chapman.

Classic British Cars

Author : Graham Robson
ISBN : 1780194609
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This book covers the first century of the British car industry. Divided into four chronological sections - Veteran Era; Vintage and Thoroughbred; The Classic Years; and Modern-Day Classic - it profiles over 80 of the best-loved cars of Great Britain. From the Arnold-Benz and Arrol-Johnston Dogcart to the McLaren F1 and MG MGF, the book shows just how dramatically automobile technology has developed. Each entry tells the complete story of the model, from its design and development all the way through to its production. Illustrated with superb photographs from the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, this book is essential reading for every motor enthusiast

Fifty Cars That Changed The World

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840915853
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.

Crap Cars

Author : Richard Porter
ISBN : 9781582346380
Genre : Humor
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Offers a window into the vanity and silliness of almost every decade as expressed by the ultimate status symbol of the car, showcasing the cheapest, tackiest, and most mechanically inept vehicles built from the 1960s to the 1990s.

British Sports Cars Of The 1950s And 60s

Author : James Taylor
ISBN : 9780747814979
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E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey Â? nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man Â? at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.

Classic Car

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465459077
Genre : Transportation
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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Rootes Cars Of The 1950s 1960s 1970s Hillman Humber Singer Sunbeam Talbot

Author : David Rowe
ISBN : 9781845849931
Genre : Transportation
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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.

The Ultimate Classic Car Book

Author : Quentin Willson
ISBN : 0756618851
Genre : Transportation
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Detailing more than one hundred classic cars built between the 1950s and early 1990s with close-up gallery photographs, a comprehensive history highlights each model's production figures, competition successes, mechanical and body modifications, and more. Reprint.

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