British Auto Legends: Classics of Style and Design

Overview

This superbly illustrated book brings together more than fifty of the most significant British cars designed between the early twentieth century and the present.

Each model ??? starting with the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost of 1907, famed for its exemplary reliability, and concluding with the Jaguar XK180 of 1998, a breathtakingly attractive concept car ??? is a milestone of British motoring heritage.

Beginning with an introduction that charts the ...

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Overview

This superbly illustrated book brings together more than fifty of the most significant British cars designed between the early twentieth century and the present.

Each model â?? starting with the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost of 1907, famed for its exemplary reliability, and concluding with the Jaguar XK180 of 1998, a breathtakingly attractive concept car â?? is a milestone of British motoring heritage.

Beginning with an introduction that charts the often tortuous story of the British car industry and the development of its legendary marques, the book goes on to describe each car's history, design and performance. Accompanying the lively commentary on each model are exquisite images by one of the world's foremost car photographers, including exterior shots taken from different angles and close ups of the interior and engine and other design details. Also featured are biographies of the influential designers of the last century, a full technical glossary and a directory of museums and other collections worldwide where the cars may be seen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858945996
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers, LTD
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,459,816
  • Product dimensions: 12.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel Zumbrunn, whose studio is based in Zurich, is one of the world’s most celebrated car photographers. He was one of the founding freelance photographers of French car magazine Automobiles Classiques, for which he continues to work today, alongside many other magazines in Europe and Japan.

Richard Heseltine is a freelance journalist specialising in classic and contemporary performance cars and motor racing history. A former staff member on Classic & Sports Car and Motor Sport, he has contributed to more than 50 motoring titles including Octane, Classic Cars, Car, Autosport, RACER and Motorsport News, while also writing for several websites and newspapers, such as The Guardian. Richard has authored books on subjects as diverse as the rise of the British specialist sports car movement, legendary Ferrari racing cars and Italian design classics.Richard lives in London, where he nurses his addiction to old Alfa Romeos.

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