Cars We Loved in the 1960s

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A lavishly illustrated celebration of the unique cars of the swinging sixties

Vintage car connoisseurs will love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun and buying a new car was a thrilling family event. It was a golden period for iconic classic cars?the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra, and MGB?but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like ...

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Overview

A lavishly illustrated celebration of the unique cars of the swinging sixties

Vintage car connoisseurs will love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun and buying a new car was a thrilling family event. It was a golden period for iconic classic cars—the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra, and MGB—but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like Anglia, Herald, Imp, Viva, Cortina, and Hunter? Meanwhile, Rovers, Triumphs, and Jags were delighting executives as they cruised along near-empty motorways. It was too good to last, of course, with regulations looming and fancy foreign cars creeping on to Britain's driveways, but here Giles Chapman recalls all the key cars of the era. This book is richly illustrated with fantastic period photos that bring the 1960s roaring back to life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752494319
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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