A celebration of the motor car from 1945 to 1985
Over 894 colour photographs
Over 24 illustrations
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|Number of Pages||256|
|Size(mm)||297 x 228mm|
|ISBN||1 84309 172 0|
|Binding||hardback with plc and jacket|
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A celebration of the motor car from 1945 to 1985: the ultimate book for all classic car enthusiasts, with over 900 colour photographs and illustrations
A guide to the most important and significant models made between 1945 and 1985, with illustrations of every car augmented by authoritative and comprehensive text
Contains contemporary images of classic cars and their owners, and shows the models in their social and historical context
A history of the evolution of the motor car, with special features on design, technological advances, social use, the movies and much more
An homage to the classic car, an emblem of individualism and personal expression, and the quintessential symbol of the twentieth century
The invention of the car revolutionized the world and changed our landscape and our culture forever. A miracle of engineering, function and design, the car is an integral part of our society's history and a symbol of individuality and personal freedom.
The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars is the ultimate guide to the automobile, in the defining years from 1945 to 1985, the period that for many marks the pinnacle in automative engineering and design style. This comprehensive visual reference shows every important international marque from A to Z, highlighting some of the most significant and beautiful cars of the century: the Ferrari Daytona, the Lincoln Continental, the Rover 2000, the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, the VW Beetle, the Ford Thunderbird and the much-loved Mini.
Detailed descriptions, history and technical information accompany every entry, making this a most authoritative and comprehensive guide.
The history of the development of the car is covered in detail, discussing the milestone models, the leading designers, engineers and manufacturers and the evolution of the classic car. The role of the car in society, its starring role in cinema and television and its uses and associations within our culture is put in fascinating context. With over 900 stunning images of the cars, this book is a definitive gallery of classic cars, and the ultimate reference for every enthuasiast, collector and lover of this quintessential symbol of the twentieth century.
Martin Buckley has been driving and writing about classic cars for over ten years, and has owned more than 40 himself. He has written books on the Jaguar E-Type and XJ series, the BMW Coupe, the MGB and the Fiat 124 Spider. He also contributes regularly to Autocar and The Daily Telegraph.
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