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Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive-In Restaurants 1920-1960Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive-In Restaurants 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann. Paperback; 128 pages, 124 color photos.

Book Description
Once upon a time in the United States, before the ubiquitous yellow arches of a certain hamburger chain spread like chicken pox, eating on the go was an occasion. Those long-gone days when customer service was number one—and meals were dished up by enthusiastic young women costumed to resemble drum majorettes—are captured in this compilation of vintage photographs and memorabilia, crammed to overflowing with nostalgia.

Cars: A CelebrationCars: A Celebration by Quentin Willson. Hardcover; 608 pages.

Book Description
An encyclopedia of true classics. With a keen eye for performance and styling, Quentin Wilson has chosen a superb line-up of cars, mouthwateringly photographed, and furnished with all the facts and figures you'll ever need. From the curvaceous E-type to the legendary GT40, Wilson dishes up the detail on classic cars from all over the world. You can cruise through alphabetically arranged profiles, technical specifications, and construction data right down to every last spoked wheel and swing half-axle.

Cars of the Fabulous '50sCars of the Fabulous '50s Hardcover; 416 pages, over 1,600 photos and illustrations.

Book Description
Get ready for a beauty pageant of 1950s glamour autos: finny luxury cars, two-seated sports cars, family-friendly station wagons, and spunky compacts. All the car makes and models we know today are included, plus plenty of long-lost favorites like DeSoto, Edsel, Hudson, Nash, Packard, Studebaker, and others. Includes a year-by-year overview of major news and cultural events, annual timelines that track important product and personnel developments from the automakers, and period advertising and archival photos.

Cars of the Sizzling '60sCars of the Sizzling '60s Hardcover; 416 pages.

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Truly a trip down memory lane, each year from 1960-1969 is represented, with cars sorted by make. Lots of color photos, including many of prototype designs that never made the showrooms. A "must have" for everyone with a car from the sixties!

Cars of the Sensational '70sCars of the Sensational '70s by James M. Flammang. Hardcover; 416 pages, approximately 1,900 photographs and illustrations.

Book Description
This is the book fans of 70s cars have been asking for. Cars of the Sensational 70s covers everything from the first of the new subcompact class up to the last of the truly big traditional family cars. Imported makes that were gaining popularity in the U.S. and products of specialty carbuilders are also included. Includes year-by-year overviews of major news and cultural events, and annual timelines that track important product and personnel developments from the automakers.

Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1950-59Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1950-59 by Cars & Parts Magazine. Paperback; 720 pages.

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All the details regarding every American car built during the fifties including production numbers, options, drivetrains, etc. Each model includes a brief description and most include photos. A great reference guide for car shows and auctions.

Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1960-69Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1960-69 by Cars & Parts Magazine. Paperback.

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All the details regarding every American car built during the sixties including production numbers, options, drivetrains, etc. Each model includes a brief description and most include photos. A great reference guide for car shows and auctions.

Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1970-79Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1970-79 by Cars & Parts Magazine. Paperback; 560 pages.

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All the details regarding every American car built during the seventies including production numbers, options, drivetrains, etc. Each model includes a brief description and most include photos. A great reference guide for car shows and auctions.

Chariots of Chrome: Classic American Cars of CubaChariots of Chrome: Classic American Cars of Cuba by Simon Bell and George Fischer. Hardcover; 144 pages.

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Book Description

A photographic cruise of Cuba's vintage cars.

Cuba is a vintage car lover's paradise. Until the 1960s, Cuba was the world's leading importer of American automobiles. As many as ten thousand of these mid-century American cars are still used in Cuba, making it the world's largest living automotive museum. Vintage Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Fords, Pontiacs, Ramblers, Packards, Studebakers and Hudsons are common on Cuban streets and coastal highways, with hot primary colors, dazzlingly ornate chrome, sinfully luxurious interiors, and defiantly large girths.

Some cars have been restored to their former glory. Others have been kept in working condition by using Russian truck engines and hand-forged parts.

Chariots of Chrome is an eye-popping pictorial tribute to those generously proportioned American automobiles, once loved and now lost, that still enjoy a vibrant old age in Cuba. Dazzling color photographs capture these beauties against the backdrop of the island's picturesque villages and Old Havana's many landmarks. This pictorial tribute of historic cars is sure to light any auto aficionado's cigar.

Chrysler 300: America's Most Powerful CarChrysler 300: America's Most Powerful Car by Robert Ackerson. Hardcover.

Classic American CarsClassic American Cars by Quentin Willson, Photography by Matthew Ward. Hardcover; 192 pages, over 680 color photos.

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Remember that great car down the street, the one you used to watch drive by? If it was one of the cars that made people stare and turn their head, and it was built between 1945-1975, it's probably featured in this book. Only the 60 most memorable cars of this era are here, most with a 4-page spread. Many close-up photos, this is a great book for anyone with an interest in classic cars.

Classic Car Electrical Systems Repair ManualClassic Car Electrical Systems Repair Manual by Dave Pollard. Hardcover; 192 pages.

Classic Car Interior Restoration GuideClassic Car Interior Restoration Guide: Cleaning Refurbishing Replacing by Kim Henson. Hardcover; 192 pages.

Classic Car Paintings of Alan FearnleyThe Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley by Alan Fearnley. Hardcover; 128 pages.

Book Description
Masterly automotive paintings by one of Britain's foremost transport artists. His legendary subjects include Ferrari, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes, Bugatti, and many more, all portrayed in perfect—and historically accurate—detail.

Classic Car Restoration GuideClassic Car Restoration Guide: The Complete Illustrated Step-By-Step Manual by Lindsay Porter. Hardcover.

Classic Car Restorer's Handbook: Restoration Tips and Techniques for Owners and Restorers of Classic and Collectible AutomobilesClassic Car Restorer's Handbook: Restoration Tips and Techniques for Owners and Restorers of Classic and Collectible Automobiles by Jim Richardson. Paperback; 166 pages, 250 photos and drawings.

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You'll feel like Jim Richardson is a good friend after reading this book, which is designed to alert you to common mistakes and problems before they occur. If you've never restored a car before and don't know where to start, this book would be a good purchase for you.

Classic Cars (Illustrated Encyclopedia)Classic Cars (Illustrated Encyclopedia) by Martin Buckley. Paperback; 192 pages.

Classic Cars: A Celebration of the Motor Car from 1945 to 1975Classic Cars: A Celebration of the Motor Car from 1945 to 1975 by Martin Buckley. Limited availability.

Classic Customs and Lead SledsClassic Customs and Lead Sleds by Bo Bertilsson. Paperback; 128 pages.

Book Description
Features the most influential and recognizable customs (aka, "lead sleds") to come out of the West Coast customizing scene in the last 15 years. Bertilsson's remarkable color photography captures aesthetically traditional lead sleds from such renowned current-day builders as John "The New Kustom King" Dagostino, Rick "The Arizona Kid" Dore, Rick "The Pastel Prince" Zocchi, and Jimmy Vaughn (guitarist extraordinaire of Fabulous Thunderbirds fame). Detailed captions identify each of the machines depicted, while close-up shots reveal the cars' unique features.

Classic Muscle Car AdvertisingClassic Muscle Car Advertising by M. J. Frumkin. Paperback; 160 pages.

Book Description
Ride along during a historical cruise of muscle car advertising from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Near full size ads paint the history of thundering muscle cars from three tumultuous decades. This valuable reference depicts some of the last remnants of promotional print material containing hard-to-find factory facts and images on muscle car models. More than 160 ads have been restored to their original, vibrant color.

Muscle cars from American Motors, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and Pontiac are included. Covers popular models such as Javelins, Gremlins, Barracudas, Belvederes, Road Runners, Chargers, Camaros, Corvettes, Novas, and GTOs.


Collector Car Restoration BibleCollector Car Restoration Bible by Matt Joseph. Paperback; 400 pages.

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A wonderful restoration and repair reference, Collector Car Restoration Bible has the answer to any question a restorer might have. Offering more than 500 color photos with detailed instructions that illustrate how to avoid costly errors and complete restoration projects.

Restorers are walked through various automotive tasks that apply to any car, such as engine rebuilding, brake work, and body work. Additionally, this reference includes new procedures based on engine disassembly and assembly, and tips on how to care for a completely restored car, which is something we don't often find guidelines for.

Whether you're installing clutches or refinishing the body, this complete resource delivers the details to transform a rusty relic to a fabulous show car.

Featuring more than 500 detailed color photos and illustrations that guide restorers through the various repair steps, along with proven techniques for restoring any classic car, this guide provides restorers with the versatility they need. A listing of recommended tools identifies the exact tool needed for a particular job, regardless of experience level.

Cord 810/812: The Timeless ClassicOut of print - no longer available
Cord 810/812: The Timeless Classic
by Josh B. Malks. Hardcover; 272 pages.

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A remarkable story of how everything came together at the right time to create one of the world's most memorable automobiles. Long respected for their workmanship, the Cord is without question one of the most highly regarded and desired cars of all time. Readers will have a deeper appreciation for this marque after reading this book.

Corvette: America's Sports CarCorvette: America's Sports Car by Randy Leffingwell, Photography by David Newhardt. Hardcover; 192 pages, 110 photos, 80 in color.

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If you think you know everything there is to know about the Corvette, you need to read this book. Everything's here from the original 1953 model to many of the prototypes and one-offs that came later. Great insight into America's first sports car.

Corvette: The American Sports CarCorvette: The American Sports Car by Shirley and Harry Haines. Library binding.

Cruise-O-Matic, Automobile Advertising of the 1950'sCruise-O-Matic, Automobile Advertising of the 1950's by Yasutochi Ikuta. Paperback; 108 pages.

Book Description
The 1950s were the golden age of the American automobile, and the cars were faster, bigger, and more boldly styled than ever before. Sunday driving—Cleaver-style—in the regal family Ford, Edsel or Plymouth topped the list of national pastimes; and teenagers, behind the wheels of their daddies' thundering T-birds, had fun, fun, fun across America's highways.

This reprint of a Chronicle Books classic collects the "masterpieces" of automobile advertising, culled from the pages of such popular periodicals as Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Look, and Holiday. Their colorful illustrations and catchy copy give these ads a "power-packed beauty" all their own, offering a fun look at '50s culture and values. So take a cruise down memory lane with this fond look back on a time when tail fins and chrome were the standard, and the American car was the true King of the Road.

Detroit Cars: 50 Years of the Motor CityDetroit Cars: 50 Years of the Motor City by Martin Derrick. Paperback, 448 pages.

Book Description
Americans define themselves by their cars. The auto industry touches Americans in a way nothing else does—and more than any other invention, the car altered the contours of modern-day life. Right from the start, when the first Ford vehicle rolled onto the road, everyone wanted to own one. And, the best dream-mobiles came from Detroit, "Motor City," USA. This is the business that became the pillar of America's economy and a national symbol. As you pore through superb illustrations of the greatest cars that ever came off the production line—from the Model-T right through the Chevies, GTOs, Corvettes, Mustangs, and Thunderbirds of the 1950s and 60s, up to today's icons—you'll also get an overview of the industry, and its history, birth, growth, and position in the present-day marketplace. A chapter on each decade, starting at day one and projecting into a fantastic future, shows the changing design and the magnificence of these classic autos.

Detroit Dream CarsDetroit Dream Cars by John Heilig. Paperback; 128 pages.

Book Description
Since 1945, American automakers have built concept cars to showcase futuristic styles, new engine technologies, and advanced amenities. This retrospective examines over half a century of concept cars from all "Big Three," as well as "orphan" automakers which have come and gone. Models featured include: the 1951 Buick XP-300; 1953 Buick Wildcat and Oldsmobile Starfire; the Chrysler Norseman which sank with the Andrea Doria in 1956; the 1963 Chrysler Turbine; AMC's AMX/2 and AMX/3; the 1995 Chrysler Atlantic; and many more. Also featured are concept cars which in recent years have gone directly into production virtually unchanged, including the Dodge Viper, Plymouth Prowler, and Chrysler PT Cruiser.
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