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A book on British passenger cars? Here are illustrated books with model overviews of British car makes per construction year.

A-Z of Cars of the 1930s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

This outstanding reference book provides encyclopaedic coverage of every make and model of British, European and American car sold in Britain during the 1930s. Some 1000 models are dealt with in individual entries giving production and specification information and a description. Every model is illustrated.

Firmly established as the most comprehensive illustrated reference works available on the subject, the books in the Classic and Sports Car A-Z series provide unique individual coverage and analysis of every make and model of car sold in Britain, with:
- Photographs of all models
- Production dates and numbers
- Specifications and body types
- Descriptions and recognition features
- Historical notes on all makes.

Author:Michael Sedgwick, Mark Gillies
Specs:216 pages, 26 x 19 x 1.7 cm / 10.25 x 7.5 x 0.67 in, paperback
Illustrations:1000 b&w photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781906133252
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A-Z of Cars of the 1930s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

Language: English

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Art Deco and British Car Design : The Airline Cars of the 1930s

This is a book about automotive styling, in particular the streamlined styling that defined what are now known as Airline cars. During the mid-1930s the majority of British car manufacturers and coachbuilders experimented with streamlined styling.
This fashion was the result of Art Deco, an international movement that influenced design and marketing in many different industries, and produced some of the most unique and visually exhilarating cars ever produced in Britain.

Part One of the book explains and illustrates the Art Deco styling elements that link these streamlined car designs, and describes their development, their commonality, and their unique aeronautical names.
The stories of the individual cars, their designers, and their development, are told in Part Two. Here, Barrie Down has collected examples of all the significant British streamlined production cars made between 1933 and 1936, many of them still represented by beautifully restored survivors.

The book is well illustrated with over 200 contemporary pictures and colour photographs of existing cars, many of which have never before been published. This book is an instructive and visual feast for all car lovers.

Author:Barrie Down
Specs:144 pages, 26.5 x 26.5 x 2 cm / 10.4 x 10.4 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:215 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
EAN:9781787116221
Book: Art Deco and British Car Design : The Airline Cars of the 1930s

Art Deco and British Car Design : The Airline Cars of the 1930s

Language: English

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A-Z of Cars 1945-1970 (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

From Abarth to Zaporozhets, this is the illustrated encyclopaedia of every make of British and European car sold in Britain from the end of the Second World War to 1970. More than 1000 models were on sale in Britain in the period, and every one of them is described and illustrated, while brief histories of their makes provide background.

Firmly established as the most comprehensive illustrated reference works available on the subject, the books in the Classic and Sports Car A-Z series provide unique individual coverage and analysis of every make and model of car sold in Britain, with:
- Photographs of all models
- Production dates and numbers
- Specifications and body types
- Descriptions and recognition features
- Historical notes on all makes.

Author:Michael Sedgwick, Mark Gillies
Specs:232 pages, 26 x 19 x 1.7 cm / 10.25 x 7.5 x 0.67 in, paperback
Illustrations:1000 b&w photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781906133269
Book: A-Z of Cars 1945-1970 (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

A-Z of Cars 1945-1970 (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

Language: English

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abc British Motor Cars 1950s

This is a delightful compilation of facsimile 'abc' road titles which provides a startling reminder of how dramatically car design and road culture has changed. In the 1950s and early 1960s Ian Allan Publishing produced a number of 'abc' books on motor cars of the era which today provide a nostalgic window into an age when motoring first came into reach of the majority of the population and British car manufacturers still dominated.
Three of these volumes from the 1950s are being reproduced in this facsimile abc of British Motor Cars 1950s:
- abc British Cars 1958
- abc Sports Cars 1957
- abc British Roads (first published June 1956).

All the British car manufacturers of 1957 are included with details of the individual car makes that each offered at the time, from the humble Ford Popular built at Dagenham and available to the purchaser for £413, to the sporty new Triumph TR3, the plastic-bodied Jensen Interceptor, the Vauxhall Wyvern, the Humber Super Snipe, the Singer Gazelle and many others.
This interesting compilation provides a nostalgic glimpse of motoring in Britain in the 1950s and will bring back memories of childhood days for many readers.

Specs:240 pages, 15.5 x 11 x 2 cm / 6.1 x 4.3 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:Crecy Publishing (GB, 2016)
EAN:9780711038530
Book: abc British Motor Cars 1950s

abc British Motor Cars 1950s

Language: English

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Cars We Loved in the 1950s

After the Second World War, cars in Britain were very hard to come by. Most new models had to go for export or were reserved for those drivers who needed them the most, such as doctors. Petrol was still rationed, roads inadequate and modern technology lacking.

With the arrival of the 1950s, things slowly began to change: Morris, Austin and Ford put increasing numbers of British families on the road, new sports cars from MG, Jaguar, Triumph and Austin-Healey promised a thrilling drive, and innovative motors such as the Land Rover and the bubble car emerged. By 1958, new car buying was leading a consumer boom, and Britain's manufacturers still had the market to themselves. Giles Chapman investigates the fascinating motoring history of the 1950s.

Author:Giles Chapman
Specs:159 pages, 15.5 x 17.5 x 1 cm / 6.1 x 6.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9780750961004
Book: Cars We Loved in the 1950s

Cars We Loved in the 1950s

Language: English

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British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s

With the end of the Second World War it was not long before increasing wealth, cheaper cars, and social pressures made a family car the aspiration of thousands. Ford, Hillman, Standard, Morris and Vauxhall became household names, and the streets of Britain's suburbs began to fill with modern-looking saloon cars, designed to transport mother, father and 2.4 children with ease, if not speed.

This highly-illustrated book looks at the British cars that were available to the post-war family, and also some of the foreign makes that had an important place in the market, and which had a great influence on the British-made cars that followed.

Author:Anthony Pritchard
Specs:64 pages, 21 x 13 x 0.6 cm / 8.25 x 5.1 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrations (mostly in colour)
Publisher:Shire Publications Ltd (GB, 2009)
EAN:9780747807124
Book: British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s

British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s

Language: English

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British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and '60s

During the 1950s and 1960s, the elite clientele, ranging from government officials to industrial leaders, predominantly chose British luxury cars. This era witnessed the prominence of stately, dignified vehicles, characterized by opulent leather interiors and exquisite wood trim. Regrettably, this once-thriving market has faded into obscurity, taking the prominent British car manufacturers with it.

The book delves into the over-3-litre class of cars, showcasing the pinnacle of British luxury motoring with iconic names such as Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, alongside distinguished models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar.
Examining the distinctive features of these classics, the narrative also explores the reasons behind their decline in the 1970s. Enriched with captivating photography, this book serves as a fond tribute to the British luxury car - a regal sedan that succumbed to the challenges posed by foreign imports.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:64 pages, 21 x 15 x 0.5 cm / 8.25 x 5.9 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:90 b&w and 32 colour photographs
Publisher:Shire Publications Ltd (GB, 2016)
EAN:9781784420642
Book: British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and '60s

British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and '60s

Language: English

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Cars We Loved in the 1960s

If you owned a car in 1960s Britain, then you'll love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun, highway speed limits were unheard-of (well, until 1965 anyway), and buying a new car was a thrilling family event.
It was a golden period for iconic classic cars - the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra and MGB - but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like Anglia, Herald, Imp, Viva, Cortina and Hunter?
Meanwhile, Rovers, Triumphs and Jags were delighting executives as they cruised along near-empty motorways.

It was too good to last, of course, with regulations looming and fancy foreign cars creeping on to Britain's driveways by the end of the decade. In this richly illustrated book, Giles Chapman recalls all the key cars of the era that you probably owned - or at least coveted - and brings the swinging '60s back to life.

Author:Giles Chapman
Specs:160 pages, 18.5 x 18.5 x 1.1 cm / 7.3 x 7.3 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780752494319
Book: Cars We Loved in the 1960s

Cars We Loved in the 1960s

Language: English

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Family Cars of the 1960s

The 1960s saw car ownership take off in Britain, as the newly opened motorways created new opportunities for travel - on family holidays, to visit relatives, or for work.
The kinds of cars the British drove also changed. Small economy cars in particular helped to swell the numbers on the roads, while safety concerns started to have a greater influence on design. Larger cars for the wealthy few were joined by a new breed of 'executive' saloons and family runabouts.

Although they may seem crude by modern standards they were perfectly in keeping with their times. This was a period when Britain still thought it produced the best cars in the world - and was struggling to accept that its golden age was over.
Many old-established British makes disappeared in this decade, challenged by a gradually increasing number of imports. But the 1960s was a decade in which many families came to own and cherish a car for the first time, with the greater convenience and freedom it gave.

The cars of Austin, Ford, Standard, Hillman and Morris dominated the driveways of family homes in the 1960s, and provided many families with their first experience of four-wheeled motoring.
This book tells the story of those beloved cars. It is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with family cars of the 1960s in all their variety.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:64 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:80 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2019)
EAN:9781445683225
Book: Family Cars of the 1960s

Family Cars of the 1960s

Language: English

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The Best of Car Magazine - The 70s and 80s

The 80's represented cars that were flash, angular and mean. The petrol-heads of the time lusted after Magnum P.I.'s Ferrari 308; salivated over the Ferrari Daytona and Testarossa from Miami Vice, and watched "Back to the Future" in cinemas across the country, mesmerised at the sight of the Doc's De Lorean.
Other 80s supercars included Porsche''s peerless 911, the original Audi Quattro and the Ford Capri SLE 71R driven by Terry McCann in Minder... the list goes on.

Now, 'The Best of Car' takes you back to the days when cars were flash, angular and mean.

Author:Anova Books
Specs:160 pages, 28.5 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm / 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.63 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Conway Books (GB, 2008)
EAN:9781906032494
Book: The Best of Car Magazine - The 70s and 80s

The Best of Car Magazine - The 70s and 80s

Language: English

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A-Z of Cars of the 1970s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

From AC to Zagato, this A-Z offers the enthusiast and invaluable guide to all 1970s models sold in Britain, and Graham Robson's text also makes fascinating reading. An increasing number of Japanese cars came on the scene and as in any period there was the usual complement of doomed enterprises, now forgotten. More than 700 models are dealt with, and all are illustrated.

Firmly established as the most comprehensive illustrated reference works available on the subject, the books in the Classic and Sports Car A-Z series provide unique individual coverage and analysis of every make and model of car sold in Britain, with:
- Photographs of all models
- Production dates and numbers
- Specifications and body types
- Descriptions and recognition features
- Historical notes on all makes.

Author:Graham Robson
Specs:184 pages, 26 x 19 x 1.5 cm / 10.25 x 7.5 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:700 b&w photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781906133276
Book: A-Z of Cars of the 1970s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

A-Z of Cars of the 1970s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

Language: English

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Cars We Loved in the 1980s

It was brash and it was loud - the 1980s put paid to the glumness of the '70s and nowhere was that more obvious than in the cars we drove, which took a quantum leap in durability, performance, equipment and style. They had to: Japanese quality and European design were luring away ever more customers. Features such as fuel injection, turbochargers, computer-controlled systems and four-wheel drive became commonplace.

This was also the decade that brought us the people-carrier and the off-roader, new classes of car that radically reshaped family transport. Meanwhile, seatbelt-wearing became law, the M25 opened, speed cameras appeared and ram-raiding was the new motoring nemesis. Relive everything car-related in Britain in the 1980s with Giles Chapman.

Author:Giles Chapman
Specs:160 pages, 15.5 x 18 x 1.1 cm / 6.1 x 7.1 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780750958455
Book: Cars We Loved in the 1980s

Cars We Loved in the 1980s

Language: English

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A-Z of Cars of the 1980s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

Cars of the 1980s are becoming more and more collectable. Those needing encyclopaedic information on cars of that decade need look no further. This book contains brief histories of of all the manufacturers who sold cars in Britain during the period plus descriptions, specifications, performance figures and photographs of all their models.

Firmly established as the most comprehensive illustrated reference works available on the subject, the books in the Classic and Sports Car A-Z series provide unique individual coverage and analysis of every make and model of car sold in Britain, with:
- Photographs of all models
- Production dates and numbers
- Specifications and body types
- Descriptions and recognition features
- Historical notes on all makes.

Author:Martin Lewis
Specs:184 pages, 25.5 x 19 x 1.3 cm / 10 x 7.5 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:650 b&w photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781906133283
Book: A-Z of Cars of the 1980s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

A-Z of Cars of the 1980s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)

Language: English

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A-Z of Cars of the 1990s

From AC to Yugo, here is an A-Z of the 630-plus cars offered in Britain through the 1990s. For each make there is a brief historical introduction, followed by individual entries on their models.

Each model entry begins with a brief specification giving details of production period, body types, powertrain layout, engine capacities and performance, and then the author provides a description of the model and its features, with comments on its reception in the market and its status today. Every model is illustrated.

Firmly established as the most comprehensive illustrated reference works available on the subject, the books in the Classic and Sports Car A-Z series provide unique individual coverage and analysis of every make and model of car sold in Britain, with:
- Photographs of all models
- Production dates and numbers
- Specifications and body types
- Descriptions and recognition features
- Historical notes on all makes.

Author:Graham Robson
Specs:208 pages, 27 x 20 x 2.3 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:27 x 20 x 2.3 cm
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781906133672
Book: A-Z of Cars of the 1990s

A-Z of Cars of the 1990s

Language: English

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