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Author Gurdon, Martin, author.

Title Classic car : the definitive visual history / editor-in-chief, Giles Chapman ; writers, Martin Gurdon, David Long, Andrew Noakes, Chris Quiller-Rees.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York, New York : DK, 2016.
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Description 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm + 2 prints
Note At head of title: DK.
Posters have been removed from library copies.
Bibliography Includes Internet addresses and index.
Contents The 1940s: revving up again -- The 1950s: world on wheels -- The 1960s: innovation and energy -- The 1970s: a cleaner style -- The 1980s: advancing technology -- Glossary-- Directory of museums and collections -- Index and acknowledgments.
Summary A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Aston Martin DB5 to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action, and the two prints star a 1949 Chieftain Convertible and a 1962 Shelby Cobra. Reference the classic car glossary and the international directory of museums and collections to learn more about antique automobiles. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into a wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic-car collectors and enthusiasts.
Subject Antique and classic cars.
Automobiles -- History.
Automobiles -- History -- Pictorial works.
Genre Illustrated works.
Added Author Long, David, 1961-
Noakes, Andrew.
Chapman, Giles.
Note At head of title: DK classic car
ISBN 9781465453396
1465453393
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