British auto legends : classics of style and design

by Zumbrunn, Michel.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL57.Z86 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TL57.Z86 2012x

This superbly illustrated book brings together more than fifty of the most significant British cars designed between the early twentieth century and the present.

Each model - starting with the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost of 1907, famed for its exemplary reliability, and concluding with the Jaguar XK180 of 1998, a breathtakingly attractive concept car - is a milestone of British motoring heritage.

Beginning with an introduction that charts the often tortuous story of the British car industry and the development of its legendary marques, the book goes on to describe each car's history, design and performance. Accompanying the lively commentary on each model are exquisite images by one of the world's foremost car photographers, including exterior shots taken from different angles and close ups of the interior and engine and other design details. Also featured are biographies of the influential designers of the last century, a full technical glossary and a directory of museums and other collections worldwide where the cars may be seen.

Additional Information
Subjects Sports cars -- Great Britain -- History.
Automobiles -- Great Britain -- History.
Sports cars -- Great Britain -- History -- Pictorial works.
Automobiles -- Great Britain -- History -- Pictorial works.
Publisher London ; New York :Merrell,2012
Contributors Heseltine, Richard.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 32 cm
ISBN 9781858945996 (hbk.)
1858945992 (hbk.)
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