Classic Cars: 1940 - 1975 by Craig Cheetham, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Classic Cars: 1940 - 1975

Classic Cars: 1940 - 1975

by Craig Cheetham
     
 

They don’t make cars like they used to, and to many the automobiles of a bygone era represent a golden age of motoring. An age when the smell of exhaust fumes, motor spirit and burning oil was cause for excitement, and a time when the car was more than simply a means of getting from one destination to another.

The classic age of motoring really began

Overview

They don’t make cars like they used to, and to many the automobiles of a bygone era represent a golden age of motoring. An age when the smell of exhaust fumes, motor spirit and burning oil was cause for excitement, and a time when the car was more than simply a means of getting from one destination to another.

The classic age of motoring really began after World War II, with new developments in engineering, advanced technology and a newfound desire for mobility among the masses leading to an amazing growth in the auto industry.

Some of the world’s finest engineers and designers came together to create fabulous vehicles, the likes of which may never be seen again. Cars that were designed purely to celebrate the thrill or the freedom of driving, without the pressures of modern life, environmental restrictions and passenger safety to burden the visionaries that created them or restrict their creativity.

Illustrated with multi-view studio photography of more than 75 models, Classic Cars brings together the world’s finest motor cars from 30 of the most famous marques. Detailed features explore the development of each model throughout its production history, chronicling changes in design, engineering and performance over the years, while major design features and changes are illustrated with color detail photography and clear information tables.

Packed with images and statistics detailing the variations of each model through its life cycle, Classic Cars is a key source of reference for any lover of classic transport or automotive historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760794487
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Cheetham is an author and journalist. Currently working in communications for Vauxhall, a UK subsidiary of General Motors, he was previously a staff writer on Auto Express magazine. He lives in Cambridgeshire, England.

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