Convertiblesby G. Guzzardi, L. E. Ruzzo
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With its fascinating historical testimony, informative text and extraordinary color photographs, Convertibles is an exciting exploration of the history of open-top cars. However, it is more than just a historical record; it is a collection of some of the most remarkable and most beautiful convertibles ever manufactured.
The first part of the book traces the history of the convertible from its roots at the very dawn of the automatic age through its evolution to today's open-top hot rods, discussing every important era in between, including the early models of the Roaring Twenties and the extravagances of the 1950s and 1960s - all vividly displayed in beautiful color photographs. Then the reader is offered a window onto the future, with a look at the automotive advancements for the convertibles of tomorrow.
The second section of the book focuses on the individual cars that have achieved seminal status for both their beauty and their design innovations. A detailed description of each car is accompanied by a complete performance breakdown. These are the cars that have become classics.
Convertibles is a wondrous tribute to the cars that have defined generations and is a necessary addition to the library of every car lover.
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I bought this at full price ($30) and it was well worth it! The photos are excellent and the information very helpful...one of the better car books out there, especially at 1/2 off!