GT: The World's Best GT Cars 1953 to 1973

GT: The World's Best GT Cars 1953 to 1973

by Sam Dawson
     
 

This book, the first in a series of three, tells the stories behind some of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies--the Grand Tourers. Since the arrival of the Lancia Aurelia B20 GT in 1953, manufacturers have competed--with both popular culture and each other--to find that perfect balance of luxury, accommodation, and sporting… See more details below

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This book, the first in a series of three, tells the stories behind some of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies--the Grand Tourers. Since the arrival of the Lancia Aurelia B20 GT in 1953, manufacturers have competed--with both popular culture and each other--to find that perfect balance of luxury, accommodation, and sporting ability.

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Australian Classic Car, March 2008
Australian magazine

There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice?


Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazine

This book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures.

totalkitcar.com, July 2007-Website ezine and quarterly magazine

The author is a life-long classic car fan with a fascination for this period of motoring history, and within these 144-pages he delves in to the stories of the cars featured and also the men behind them and it makes for a fascinating read and a worthy addition to your collection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845840600
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Cars For The Connoisseur, July 2007, UK magazine

This book tells the story behind over fifty of the most glamorous and alluring vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and Dawson, coming from a political/sociological background, provides a cultural study of what is inevitably a personal selection, illustrated by more than 140 evocative pictures.

totalkitcar.com, July 2007-Website ezine and quarterly magazine
 
The author is a life-long classic car fan with a fascination for this period of motoring history, and within these 144-pages he delves in to the stories of the cars featured and also the men behind them and it makes for a fascinating read and a worthy addition to your collection.

Australian Classic Car, March 2008
Australian magazine
 
There aren't many US cars in this publication on GT cars from the fifties to the early seventies. However, would I have included the Buick Riviera? Maybe not, but I would have no trouble including the Oldsmobile Toronado and the Studebaker Avanti. Most inclusions come as no surprise such as the Alvis TD21, Fiat 2300S and all the Iso range. What I did find interesting was a statement that a GT car must have been created as a GT car and not a vehicle that is restyled into a coupe design. On that basis, they haven't included the BMW 2002, which is fair enough. But why include the Jaguar XK1 40/150? However there are lots of cars that we don't see many of, such as the Gordon-Keeble, Facel Vega, Gilburn and Bitter. On that basis I think the inclusion of the Marcos Mantis Gan best be described as interesting. In total there are 54 vehicles and derivatives included, and each receives between 2 and 4 pages of narrative and mostly color photos. I enjoyed going through the book and it has left me feeling as if I need something new in the garage. Perhaps a Jensen 541 or the Alvis would be nice?

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