Speed and Luxury: The World's Greatest Cars, 1910-1948

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With rich custom coachwork, bodywork fit for an art gallery, and massive engines tuned to perfection, these classics from the first half of the century are the world's greatest cars.

Dennis Adler has crafted fascinating histories of the cars, their makers, and owners in this stunning new book. Examples from marques such as Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, Auburn, and Bugatti are described in compelling detail and shown in 200 exceptional color ...

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Overview

With rich custom coachwork, bodywork fit for an art gallery, and massive engines tuned to perfection, these classics from the first half of the century are the world's greatest cars.

Dennis Adler has crafted fascinating histories of the cars, their makers, and owners in this stunning new book. Examples from marques such as Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, Auburn, and Bugatti are described in compelling detail and shown in 200 exceptional color photographs.

These were cars whose rolling chassis might have been built on one continent while their coachwork was crafted by automotive artists on another. Clearly, price was no object; only grandeur and road-going power mattered. Author Adler makes the case that no true classic cars have been built since the end of the era he covers here. One can only agree with his premise.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760303627
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 5/28/1965
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.41 (w) x 11.88 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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