Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting

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With his magazine Sports Car Market, columns in Autoweek and Automobile, and appearances on television and at major auctions, Keith Martin has established himself as one of today’s most trusted car collecting experts. In this new edition of Keith Martin’s Guide to Car Collecting, Martin once again brings all his expertise to bear in this complete, single-volume reference work tailor-made for car collectors. In this handy compendium, beginning and experienced collectors---as well as enthusiasts---will ...

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With his magazine Sports Car Market, columns in Autoweek and Automobile, and appearances on television and at major auctions, Keith Martin has established himself as one of today’s most trusted car collecting experts. In this new edition of Keith Martin’s Guide to Car Collecting, Martin once again brings all his expertise to bear in this complete, single-volume reference work tailor-made for car collectors. In this handy compendium, beginning and experienced collectors---as well as enthusiasts---will find everything they need to know to make wise purchases or get the most out of the collector cars they already own. In his signature wry style, Martin offers clear and candid guidance on every aspect of car collecting from clubs and museums to prices, auction results, and ratings, with invaluable advice on getting started and making the most of resources on the web and off. Whether coddling a prewar classic or searching for a "future collectible," car collectors need look no further than this thorough, indispensable guide.

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The Flying Lady, June 2007 
“Not a lot of money for a lot of advice! This is a truly comprehensive treatment and will leave few start-up questions unanswered.” 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760337493
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Keith Martin (Portland, Oregon) has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator, and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors throughout the world. Keith founded the Sports Car Market magazine 20 years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative, informed voice of the collector car hobby.
 
Official Website: www.sportscarmarket.comKeith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than thirty years, as a writer, television commentator and enthusiast. Martin's monthly magazine, Sports Car Market, began life as the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, and over the past 18 years, has evolved into the ultimate sports car collector reference. His book Keith Martin on Collecting Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph is also published by Motorbooks.
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Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Your Practical Guide To Collecting
What is a car collection?
The world of car collecting
Buying a collector car
Collector car registration
Collector car insurance
Importing a collector car
Meeting Federal smog and safety regulations
State smog regulations
State safety Inspections

Getting It Running
2006 Featured Restorations
Restoration Tips
Troubleshooting (common problems)
List of mechanics
Map of US
Index of area codes
Conversion tables (weights & measures)
Know your tires

Antiques on the web
What can you expect from the internet?
Websites listed by marque and model
Truck and tractor websites
Automobilia websites
Miniatures websites
Vintage racing websites

Clubs
Clubs by marque
Special-interest clubs
Regional clubs
Foreign clubs

Museums
Map of US museums
USA Museums
European
Australian
Other

Professional Directory
Accessories/Gadgets/Alarms
Lights/Carburetors
Car art
Insurance
Boats
Panel Beating
Racetracks and driving schools
Inspections
Documentation
Exhaust
Car experts
Auctions
Foreign auction societies
Experts who assist auctioneers
Automobile suppliers
Hotels
Miniatures
Auto finders
General mechanics
Events by organizations
Tools and special equipment
Garages
Tires
Radiators
Trailers
Instrument repair
Wheels
Upholstery, car covers
Miscellaneous internet
German specialists
American specialists
English specialists
Etceterini specialists
French specialists
Italian specialists
Racing and sport specialists
Specialists in all marques
Suspension
Coachwork restoration
Mechanical restoration
Metal restoration
Trailer transportation

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    Car Collecting

    Helpful and informative for those interested in collecting cars or wanting to learn what makes certain cars more valuable to others. There were a couple of great internet links in the book, too. The book is certainly worth buying.

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