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Cars - USA (since 1960): books - model overviews

A book on American automobiles since 1960? Here are books with model overviews of American car makes per construction year.

Cars of the 1960s: Detroit's Diverse Decade - Compacts, Luxury, and Muscle

"Cars of the 1960s" tells the story of a tumultuous decade that saw a shift from chrome and tailfins to powerful muscle cars.

  • Featured vehicles include: the Ford Mustang, the Pontiac GTO, and the luxury Buick Riviera.
  • Period street scenes and advertising help deliver an immersive experience of the magnificent machines that helped make this decade great.
  • In addition, there are year-by-year overviews of major news and cultural events.
Author:Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
Specs:416 pages, 31 x 24 x 2.7 cm / 12.2 x 9 x 1.06 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Publications International, Ltd. (USA, 2021)
Book: Cars of the 1960s: Detroit's Diverse Decade - Compacts, Luxury, and Muscle

Cars of the 1960s: Detroit's Diverse Decade - Compacts, Luxury, and Muscle

Language: English

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Cars of the 1970s: From the Flex of Muscle Cars to the Reliability of Subcompacts

"Cars of the 1970s" covers everything from the first of the new subcompact class up to the last of the truly big traditional family cars.

  • Featured vehicles include: Mustangs, Chargers, Camaros, GTOs, Corvettes, Challengers, and yes, even Gremlins.
  • Period street scenes and advertising help deliver an immersive experience of the magnificent machines that helped make this decade great.
  • In addition, there are year-by-year overviews of major news and cultural events.
Author:Auto Editors of Consumer Guide
Specs:416 pages, 31 x 24 x 2.7 cm / 12.2 x 9 x 1.06 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Publications International, Ltd. (USA, 2021)
Book: Cars of the 1970s: From the Flex of Muscle Cars to the Reliability of Subcompacts

Cars of the 1970s: From the Flex of Muscle Cars to the Reliability of Subcompacts

Language: English

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American Cars, 1973-1980 - Every Model, Year by Year

The 1973 oil crisis forced the American automotive industry into a period of dramatic change, marked by stiff foreign competition, tougher product regulations and suddenly altered consumer demand.
With gas prices soaring and the economy in a veritable tailspin, muscle cars and the massive "need-for-speed" engines of the late '60s were out, and fuel efficient compacts were in. By 1980, American manufacturers were churning out some of the most feature laden, yet smallest and most fuel efficient cars they had ever built.

This exhaustive reference work details every model from each of the major American manufacturers from model years 1973 through 1980, including various "captive imports" (e.g. Dodge's Colt, built by Mitsubishi.)
Within each model year, it reports on each manufacturer's significant news and details every model offered: its specifications, powertrain offerings, prices, standard features, major options, and production figures, among other facts. The work is heavily illustrated with approximately 1,300 photographs.

Author:J."Kelly" Flory
Specs:959 pages, 28 x 20.5 x 5.3 cm / 11 x 8.1 x 2.09 in, hardback
Illustrations:1381 photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2010)
Book: American Cars, 1973-1980 - Every Model, Year by Year

American Cars, 1973-1980 - Every Model, Year by Year

Language: English

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