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Cars We Loved in the 1970s Paperback – 1 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752494325
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752494326
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Giles Chapmanis an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. Hehas been editor of "Classic & Sports Car," the world s best-selling classic car magazine, andis the author of more than 15 books including "Chapman's CarCompendium," "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles," "My Dad Had One Of Those," and "TheWorst Cars Ever Sold.""


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Written by a clearly knowledgeable enthusiast this insightful little book captures the essence of 70s cars and motoring succinctly and accurately.
The author's objectivity demonstrates that, despite industrial unrest, political strife (and interference) and rubbish cars made in this decade, there were also many fine models, plus significant motoring advances and technological innovations.

British marques ruled at the start of the 70s but were in serious decline by the end, thanks in part to often superior foreign alternatives, which is one of the reasons so many people of my generation who grew up in the 70s, have such fond memories of now forgotten makes and models. Who can remember the Vauxhall Magnum 2.3 saloon (a fast Viva), the author can and so can this reviewer whose Grandad had one (they were QUICK, or seemed so to me at the time).
An informative, entertaining and nostalgic read, written by an author with no axe to grind.
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Brilliant book! Re-visited many of the cars I can remember that were on the roads in my childhood. I particularly liked that there was coverage of those cars that had sales overlapping two decades i.e. from the late 1960s to early 1970s and late 1970s to early 1980s. Aside from car/models from this era, there are interesting sections about what it was like to be driving and owning cars in this period. For each car/model, aside from photos and background information, there are extracts of reviews made t the time by the motoring press. Made for an enjoyable read and reference book.
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A fascinating read. Obviously there are omissions in a book of this size and it was rather short on detail, but it stirred the memory of a good time of life and interesting cars that were becoming more safety aware, although many were prone to the dreaded tin-worm from an early age. My first drives were in the 60s, so these 70s cars were coming out when I was doing 40,000 miles p/a in a Volvo 144 on Dartmoor and in South Devon. I remember the massive cut in traffic for a few days when (shock/horror) petrol went up to 50p/gallon. Book was smaller than I expected but good content.
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Very nice book, with short content on each car. Easy to read, not very complicated and not too detailed.
It is smaller in size than expected and I would love it to have more cars.
I wish this series to expand in 50's, 60's, 80's and 90's.
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As a quick trip down memory lane this fits the bill perfectly. For people who want more detailed technical specs etc they should look elsewhere. For the money an excellent buy.
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This is a great little book written by the ever witty Giles Chapman. Great fun good photographs and nice light reading. Well worth buying.
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Bought this for a friend's husband for Christmas and my husband enjoyed it so much I had to buy it for him as well! Says it all really!
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My son bout me this book for Father's Day and I read it the next day, I absolutely LOVED this book, it brought back so many memories of the bangers I used to drive.
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