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Abandoned Autos
by Hemmings Motor News Staff, Hemmings Motor News
Paperback from Hemmings Motor News

Abandoned Trucks
by Hemmings Motor News
Paperback from Hemmings Motor News

 

Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht
Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht
by Bryan Burkhart, David Hunt
Paperback from Chronicle Books
Alvis Speed Models 1932-1940
Alvis Speed Models 1932-1940
by Nick Walker
Book Description
Engineer Nick Walker discusses the Speed model Alvis in detail, describing design and manufacturing processes, mechanical specifications, performance, coachwork types and styles, competition history revisions and updates, and the strengths and weaknesses of the succeeding models. He also gives information on the use, maintenance and practicality of the cars today, with advice on spares availability, interchangeability of parts and the employment of modern materials, fuels and lubricants. Illustrations include historial material from the archives of the Alvis company and the Owners Club, plus specially commissioned color photography of superbly preserved or restored examples of the cars. 
Hardcover from Motorbooks International
The Art of the Automobile : The 100 Greatest Cars
by Dennis Adler (Photographer)
Hardcover - 224 pages 1 Ed edition (May 2, )
Harper Entertainment; ISBN: 0061051284
The Art of the Sports Car: The Greatest Designs of the 20th Century
by Dennis Adler, Jay Leno
Hardcover: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 9.24 x 12.28
HarperCollins; ISBN: 0060188855; (October 22, )
At the Limit : Twenty-One Classic Cars That Shaped a Century of Motor Sport
by Nick Mason, Mark Hales
Hardcover - 176 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760305706
Available with CD as "Into the Red" from Amazon UK

A-Z of Cars of the 1920s
by Nick Baldwin
An encyclopedia of automobiles that manufactured in Great Britain during the Twenties.
Paperback - 224 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1901432092

Retrofuturism: The Car Design of J Mays
by Brooke Hodge, C. Edson Armi (Afterword)
(Hardcover) 

A Century of Car Design
by Penny Sparke
(Hardcover)

Brightwork: Classic American Car Ornamentation
by Ken Steacy, Rob D'Estrube (Photographer)
(Paperback)
 

Car Design Yearbook 1: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide
by Stephen Newbury
Book Description The Car Design Yearbook 1 is the first edition of a groundbreaking new annual series that looks at the world's latest concept and production cars. Every year, author Stephen Newbury, concept manager with automotive consultancy Tom Walkinshaw Racing, will review the designs of approximately 150 models, from mass-market brands such as Ford, Peugeot, Volvo, and Honda to the more consciously "designed" niche cars from such manufacturers as Pininfarina and Jaguar.
(Hardcover)
Beautiful Engines
by Stan Grayson
The human stories behind the development of the internal combustion engine are combined with full-color photographs in this coffee-table book to present the beauty of the engines themselves. In addition to the portrait-quality photographs, line drawings, cutaways, and clear text describe how each engine works and its primary uses. The fascinating histories of the engineers and inventors who built these pioneering machines-stories of fame and fortune and tragedy and ruin-are also told. Key stationary and marine engines from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are shown in addition to famous U.S. engines from such manufacturers as International Harvester and  Fairbanks-Morse. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 112 pages (April 1, )
Devereux Books; ISBN: 1928862039

The Car : A Book of Classic Cars
by Martin Buckley
Southwater Pub
Paperback - 256 pages Reprint edition

The Car and the Camera : The Detroit School of Automotive Photography
by David Lanier Lewis, Bill Rauhauser
Featuring fifty color and twenty black-and-white photographs, a survey of automobile photography from the fifties to the nineties traces the technological advances and cultural shifts that have affected the ways in which cars have been advertised.
Hardcover
Detroit Inst of Arts; ISBN: 0895581477
 

Car Culture
(Howard Greenberg Gallery Photograph Series)
by Marla Hamburg Kennedy (Editor), Gerald Silk
Hardcover - 80 pages 1 Ed edition
Gibbs Smith Publisher; ISBN: 0879058463
Classic Car Restorer's Handbook : Restoration Tips and Techniques for Owners and Restorers of Classic and Collectible Automobiles
Jim Richardson 
Paperback
Classics on the Street : An Automotive Odyssey, France 1953
by Robert Straub
In 1953, Robert Straub set off for a year's study abroad in France. Already interested in cars and their designs (he was later to become a designer for General Motors) he took hundreds of snapshots of exotic (to him) cars on the streets. By the time he returned to France a decade later, nearly all the cars he had seen previously had disappeared due to stringent  post-WW II taxes. Bob Straub's evocative photographs of these classics - Delahayes, Delages,  Bugattis, Tatras, Hotchkiss', Rosengarts, Hispano Suiza's to name a few - are the substance of this book along with his entertaining and informative narrative.
Paperback
William L Bauhan; ISBN: 0872331210
Classic Automobiles : From 1945 to the Present
by Michael Bowler
Metro Books
Hardcover - 304 pages
 
Classic Racing Engines
Classic Racing Engines
by Karl Ludvigsen
Covers fifty of  the most famous racing engines including  Bugatti Type 35 , Alfa Romeo 8C, Auto Union V16, BRM V16, Lancia D50 V8, Repco-Brabham V8, Cosworth DFV, Ferrari Flat 12, Renault V6 Turbo and others.
Hardcover - 192 pages
Haynes Pub Group; ISBN: 1859606490
The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley
The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley
by Alan Fearnley
Hardcover from Howell Press Inc.
Dream Cars
by Andrew Frankel
52 exotics including Ferrari Dino, Lamborghini Muira, Countach, and Diablo SV, McLaren F1, Lotus Espirit, Astin Martin DB6 and DB7, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and E-Type Jaguar.
Hardcover - 256 pages 1 Ed edition
Abbeville Press, Inc.; ISBN: 0789204347

50 Years of Classic Sports Cars
by Bill Reynolds
Hardcover - 288 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1858336031

100 Great Antique Automobiles in Full-Color Prints
by Clarence Pearson Hornung
Paperback (October 1991)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486268411

Hemmings' Collector-Car Almanac (Hemmings' Collector Car Almanac, 15th Ed)
by Hemmings Motor News
Paperback from Hemmings Motor News

 

Haynes Restoration Manual: Classic Cars : The Complete, Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide
Haynes Restoration Manual: Classic Cars : The Complete, Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide
by Lindsay Porter
Hardcover from Haynes Publications
1994
How to Maintain & Enjoy Your Collector Car
Josh B. Malks 
Paperback
 
How to Restore Your Collector Car
by Tom Brownell
Paperback - 320 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760305927

Great Car
by Quentin Willson
Covers 130 of the best of the world's classics including the AC Ace-Bristol, Chevrolet Corvette, Lamborghini Miura and the MGB. Quentin Wilson, a specialist in classic cars and well known for his television series on the subject, describes in minute detail these superb automobiles. Dropbears.com
Dk Pub Merchandise
Paperback - 511 pages

The Illustrated Directory of Classic Cars
by Graham Robson, Phillip Bingham
Motorbooks International
Paperback - 480 pages (April 15, )
 

Look! Its An Airstream Postcard Box
Look! It's An Airstream Postcard Box
by Bryan Burkhart
Cards from Chronicle Books

Maserati Heritage
by David Sparrow, Iain Ayre (Contributor)
Listed under Italian Sports Cars
 

Motorcars of the Classic Era
Motorcars of the Classic Era
by Michael Furman
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams
The Nethercutt Collection : The Cars of San Sylmar
by Dennis Adler
Hardcover - 208 pages (February 28, )
Blue Book Pubns; ISBN: 1886768145

Prices for Collector Vehicles 1901-1993 (Standard Guide to Cars and Prices and Prices, )
by Ron Kowalke (Editor), Ken Buttolph (Editor)
Listed under Buyer's Guides
 

Speed & Luxury : The Great Cars
by Dennis Adler
Hardcover - 160 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760304866

 
Silver Palaces
Silver Palaces
by Douglas Keister
Paperback from Gibbs Smith Publishers
Ready to Roll: A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer
Ready to Roll: A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer
by Doug Keister, Arrol Gellner, Douglas Keister
Hardcover from Studio Books
Standard Catalog of American Cars to 1942 (3rd Ed)
Beverly Rae Kimes, et al
Listed under American Classics

The World's Strangest Automobiles
(The Encyclopedia of Custom & Classic Transportation)
by Adrienne Kessel
Listed under Custom Cars

The Ultimate Classic Car Book
by Quentin Willson, David Selby 
Hardcover (November )
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789401592

The Mother of All Car Books : How to Get More Fun and Profit Buying, Showing and Selling Vintage and Classic Cars
Rod Reprogle, Sherry Reprogle
Paperback
Duncliffs Intl; ISBN: 0911663789
Out of Print - Try Used Books

50 Years of Classic Cars : A Celebration of the World's Greatest Motor Cars
Jonathan Wood
Hardcover
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Collector Car Digest : Old Cars
John Gunnell (Editor)
Paperback / Published 1993
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Classic Car : The Ultimate Book About the World's Grandest Automobiles
Beverly R. Kimes (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1990
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Hemmings' Vintage Auto Almanac (12th Ed)
Terry Ehrich (Editor), et al
Paperback
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Restorer's Classic Car Shop Manual
by Jim Schild
Paperback - 336 pages (October 1991)
Auto Review Pub; ISBN: 096249584
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 
 

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