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The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars: A Celebration of the Motor Car from 1945-1985 (Illustrated Encyclopedia of) [Paperback]

Martin Buckley
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16 Jan 2013 Illustrated Encyclopedia of
This is a celebration of the motor car from 1945 to 1985. It is a comprehensive visual reference of every important international marque from A to Z, highlighting some of the most significant cars of the century: the Ferrari Daytona, the Lincoln Continental, the Rover 2000, the VW Beetle and the much-loved Mini. It is the ultimate book for all classic car enthusiasts, homage to the classic car, an emblem of individualism, and the quintessential symbol of the 20th century. It is a guide to the most important models made between 1945 and 1985, with over 900 photographs augmented by extensive and wide-ranging text. Contemporary images of classic cars and their owners show the models in their social and historical context. This is a history of the evolution of the motor car, with special features on design, technology, social use, and more. This is the ultimate guide to the automobile, in the defining years from 1945 to 1985, the period that for many marks the pinnacle in automotive engineering and design style. Full 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 - the milestone models, leading designers, engineers and manufacturers and the evolution of the classic car. This book is a definitive gallery of classic cars, and the ultimate reference for every enthusiast, collector and lover of this miracle of modern engineering.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (16 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780192509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780192505
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Martin Buckley has been writing professionally about cars for 20 years and has owned more than 100 himself. He writes for Classic and Sports Car, CAR, Intersection, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forza, Top Gear, EVO, Autocar and many other publications around the world. He has also written more than a dozen books on subjects that include the Jaguar E-Type and XJ series, the BMW Coupe. the MGB, Fiat, Facel Vega, Maserati and Mercedes. Find out more at www.martin-buckley.co.uk

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cars - Encyclopedia 2 April 2013
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It is perfect - great information and pictures for the cars of that era. Very good photos and information Thanks
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2.0 out of 5 stars poor effort 17 Nov 2013
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Although its comprenensive, its also basic in information, there are much better books on the subject. photographs are on the poor side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 300 SL 12 Feb 2014
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very informative car book full of detail lots and lots of cars in this book. one thing about this book tells you how big each car production was.
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