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American Cars: The Automobiles that Made America
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American Cars: The Automobiles that Made America

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by Craig Cheetham (Editor)
 
From the first mass-produced automobile, the Model-T Ford, through the golden post war era of luxurious family cruisers like the 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, to modern-day engineering masterpieces, such as the Dodge Viper, the United States has been on the cutting edge of automotive design for almost a century. American Cars is an expansive and lavishly illustrated

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From the first mass-produced automobile, the Model-T Ford, through the golden post war era of luxurious family cruisers like the 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, to modern-day engineering masterpieces, such as the Dodge Viper, the United States has been on the cutting edge of automotive design for almost a century. American Cars is an expansive and lavishly illustrated celebration of some of the finest vehicles ever produced in the United States.

This book looks in detail at over 200 of the most spectacular, powerful, and beautiful of these cars, providing an exhilarating tour of the States' motoring history. Covering all the most famous marques, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Pontiac, American Cars is packed with a wealth of information, examining each car from all angles. Detailed specifications are provided for each machine, including performance statistics, engine types, transmission, special features, running gear, and dimensions. The book also takes a close look under the hood, examining the chassis, and suspension as well as the design of the engine. Finally the book follows the production milestones in each car's life, marking refinements and developments in styling and performance.

Gregg Cheetham is an experienced motoring journalist and author. He has contributed to various books including The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars, and currently works for Auto Express magazine writing features and testing new and used cars. He was previously a features writer at Land Rover Owner International, and a staff writer for Classic Car Weekly. He lives in Peterborough, England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760754481
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2004
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 12.02(h) x 1.57(d)

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American Cars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love American cars and just American cars. This book is so full of information and was worth the complete value. Very imformative and fun even just to look at. Lots of stuff
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a model car enthusiast, I will be able to build cars of different eras and use the diagrams provided for the correct placement of plugs, wires and other hoses for a more accurate depiction of said vehicle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is easily the best book I have seen for reference when it comes to cars. I have been recommending it to all my friends. I hope they come out with a follow-up for cars from the rest of the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son received this book as a high school graduation gift. He loves cars...classic and muscle...you name it he has a passion for cars. He says it was the best graduation gift he recieved. Pictures are great. He spends hours paging through the book.