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Sports car development & design up to 1957

  • SKU : 34437
  • Author: John Stanford
  • Format: Hardback
  • Condition: Used
  • Pages: 224
  • Published: 1957

$66.00

This famous 1957 book is a critical and historical appreciation of the sports car 1903 to 1957 which traces the thread of its development and design. It starts with the 1903, 60h.p. Mercedes and the 1910, 27/80 h.p. Austro-Daimler through the Bentleys, Sunbeams and Vauxhalls of the Vintage years to the infinitely more powerful and complicated Alfa Romeos and Bugattis of the thirties. He concludes with a discussion of the products of the decade since the war when lessons learnt in aircraft design have been applied to the sports car. This book contains 101 illustrations, which include 36 whole page drawings by John Dunscombe, presenting an historical panorama of sports cars through more than half a century. nice condition.Looks at daimler amilcar bentley lancia hillman sunbeam alfa romeo aston martin alvis lea-francis bugatti mercer stutz talbot berkeley lotus triumph frazer-nash healey and jaguar .

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This famous 1957 book is a critical and historical appreciation of the sports car 1903 to 1957 which traces the thread of its development and design. It starts with the 1903, 60h.p. Mercedes and the 1910, 27/80 h.p. Austro-Daimler through the Bentleys, Sunbeams and Vauxhalls of the Vintage years to the infinitely more powerful and complicated Alfa Romeos and Bugattis of the thirties. He concludes with a discussion of the products of the decade since the war when lessons learnt in aircraft design have been applied to the sports car. This book contains 101 illustrations, which include 36 whole page drawings by John Dunscombe, presenting an historical panorama of sports cars through more than half a century. nice condition.Looks at daimler amilcar bentley lancia hillman sunbeam alfa romeo aston martin alvis lea-francis bugatti mercer stutz talbot berkeley lotus triumph frazer-nash healey and jaguar .