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British Auto Legends: Classics of Style and Design [Hardcover]

Michel Zumbrunn , Text by Richard Heseltine
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15 Aug 2012
Great Britain's role in shaping the history of the automobile cannot be overestimated. The British motor industry has been responsible for many of the world's landmark car designs, and its famous names - including Jaguar, Bentley, AC, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, MG and Lotus - are inextricably linked with some of the most recognized and coveted models ever made. Now reissued in hardback format, this beautifully presented book gathers together more than 50 of the most significant and seductive British cars designed between 1907 and the present day, from the Roll-Royce Silver Ghost to the Jaguar XK180. With an introduction describing the often tortuous story of British motoring and its great marques, a succinct description of each car's history, design and performance, and unparalleled images by one of the world's foremost car photographers, this book is an authoritative tribute to the nation that launched the sports car.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell; Reprint edition (15 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858945992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858945996
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 30.8 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MICHEL ZUMBRUNN is one of the world's most celebrated car photographers. For more than 40 years his work has been featured in car magazines worldwide. RICHARD HESELTINE is a journalist and author specializing in classic and contemporary sports and exotic cars. His work has appeared in such publications as Classic & Sports Car, Octane, Autocar and The Guardian.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What a book! 13 Jan 2013
By sas
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This is such a beautiful book - perfectly presented. My husband adores all books on cars and is thrilled with this one. I know it will be perused on many occasions.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of the British Greats... the best auto photographic book I have ever bought... 14 Oct 2013
By Simon Herbert - Published on Amazon.com
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The front cover says it all, an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato... a stunning legend
Beautiful photographs of British greats.. enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 stars Not enough legends 8 April 2013
By Michael H. Weekley - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this is a well written book, and I understand differences in opinion about what constitutes a legendary car, I would have liked to see more Rolls Royces in it. Perhaps one day, if there isn't one already, there will be an expanded version of this book in some format. Another great coffee table book for my collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars British Cars 13 Oct 2012
By 166MM63 - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolute Eye Candy! Incredible images and well worth every penny. Great addition to my collection of Automotive Books. Looks great adjacent to my other collectible books.
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