Lemons: The World's Worst Cars

Lemons: The World's Worst Cars

by Timothy Jacobs
     
 

In Lemons: The World's Worst Cars you will encounter some of automotive history's less-than shining moments. From the crash of Joseph Cugnot's steam car in the 1760s to the General Motors, Ford and British Leyland quality control debacles of the 1970s; from the Chrysler Airflow to the notorious 'Flying Wombat'; and from would-be amphibians to flying cars andSee more details below

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In Lemons: The World's Worst Cars you will encounter some of automotive history's less-than shining moments. From the crash of Joseph Cugnot's steam car in the 1760s to the General Motors, Ford and British Leyland quality control debacles of the 1970s; from the Chrysler Airflow to the notorious 'Flying Wombat'; and from would-be amphibians to flying cars and cars that should have flown, it's all here.

The ways in which automobiles arrive at a place in a book like this are various and many. Once they arrive, however they join a famed but not-so-glorious company that include cars that were terrible safety risks, such as the fast, glamorous and highly unstable Tatras of the 1930s, and the humble but explosive Ford Pinto; and cars with appalling aesthetics, such as the ill-fated Phantom Corsair of the late 1930s--nicknamed the 'Flying Wombat.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880296458
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/1991
Pages:
160

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