British Sports Cars of the 1950s and '60s

British Sports Cars of the 1950s and '60s

by James Taylor
     
 

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E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey – nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the…  See more details below

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E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey – nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man – at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747814979
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/10/2014
Series:
Shire Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
843,161
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

James Taylor is a world authority on automobiles and has written The London Bus and Land Rover for Shire. The author lives in Great Britain.

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