Best Classic Cars Books
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1. ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book (Baby Book, Children's Book, Toddler Book, Kids Book)
Author: by Fast Kids Club
ABC’s For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet BookPresented By: Fast Kids Club x EAT SLEEP RACE Teach your child the ABC’s and encourage learning with car parts and other auto related illustrations! This board book is rugged and the simple point-and-say layout will build knowledge and confidence in children with repetition.
Make learning the alphabet fun all while getting your baby racer ready to help you wrench under the hood! A perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone with young kids who can’t wait to put the pedal to the metal!
2. Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!: Mobile 12 volt off grid solar system design and installation. RV's, Vans, Cars and boats! Do-it-yourself step by step instructions.
Author: by William Errol Prowse IV
Finally, an easy approach to mobile solar design and installation: Add a solar system to your RV, Van, Trailer, Car or Boat-Step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow-Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced methods for calculating your solar system.You choose! Tips and tricks that will save you time and money-You can read this book from start to finish, or use it as a reference-Large, easy to understand picturesAnd much more!
I promise that this book will be worth your time, or you will get your money back. There are many solar system books on the market that are just too hard to understand, and impractical. Tired of googling every question you have about setting up your own solar system?
Then give this book a chance. It will show you everything that you need to know, from start to finish.
3. How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot
Author: by John Muir
First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the practical skills to keep their Volkswagen running smoothly. Inside you’ll find:Expert knowledge on any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campersEasy-to-understand, fun-to-read information for novice and veteran mechanics alike, with anecdotal descriptions and clear language to help take the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair proceduresTrusted advice from the late John Muir, whose in-depth knowledge and sense of humor have guided Volkswagen enthusiasts for nearly 50 yearsHand-lettered with intricate hand-drawn illustrations throughout Updated information on problem-solving, with new photos and an updated resource listPacked with trusted insight, troubleshooting tips, and clear directions, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive is the ultimate VW manual.
4. Ultimate Collector Cars
Author: by TASCHEN
TASCHEN (April 6, 2021)
Famous First Edition: First printing of 10,000 numbered copiesFrom the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lake Como’s famed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to the premier Monterey Car Week, the collector car calendar and market has shown one of the most extraordinary growth trajectories of recent years.
As thousands flock to specialized meet ups, rallies, auctions, and Concours d’Elegance around the globe, asking prices for the rarest motors have revved higher and higher. So much so, that the value of the 100 cars included in this book exceeds a staggering $ 1 billion.
For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this double-volume is the unrivaled collector car anthology. Curating 100 of the most exquisite, remarkable, and desirable cars of all time to tell a spellbinding story of automotive design-and-engineering endeavor in the tireless pursuit of ever-greater performance both on and off the track, from the first Indy 500-winning 1910 Marmon Wasp to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.
5. Porsche 911: 50 Years
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world’s premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche’s rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole storydesign and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture.
All the iconic 911 models are included: The original 901 prototype that set the standardThe legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world’s racetracksThe infamous Turbo, the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970sThe fabled 959, the model that redefined the term “sports car”The 993, last of the original air-cooled modelsThe 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium Beyond telling the story of the cars, Porsche 911: 50 yearsalso spotlights the people behind them: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W.
6. My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990
Author: by Tad Burness
Black Dog & Leventhal
This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published.
Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures.
More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford’s assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the ’30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the ’50s and muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s up to the early SUVs of the ’90s.
Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.
7. Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile
Author: by DK Publishing
Tracing the history of the automobile, from the first prototypes to the super cars of today, Car covers the technological developments and manufacture of cars, the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
The most lavishly illustrated treatment of the subject on the market, featuring the most noteworthy cars of each decade in beautifully photographed catalogs, Car is truly an international view of the automobile through time, with histories of the men and machines that created brands which are now household names.
8. Cool Cars
Author: by Quentin Willson
Enjoy 100 beautifully photographed dream cars in this comprehensive guide to some of history’s greatest automobiles. Whether you’re fascinated by Ferraris or mad about Mercedes, you’ll want to delve into this stunning book. Every cool car is showcased using multi-angle photography to highlight the true craftsmanship and beauty of each vehicle.
You will also see close-up views of the engines and interiors. The informative and fascinating text pays tribute to each vehicle explaining why it’s considered to be a “cool car”, as well as exploring each its historical, technical, and performance details.
Simple annotations make sure you won’t miss out on anything, while spec boxes list car stats and other information for easy comparison. From fast cars and sleek cars to cars with clever design or technology, Cool Cars is the must-have guide for motor enthusiasts everywhere.
9. The Complete Book of Porsche 911: Every Model Since 1964 (Complete Book Series)
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
Motorbooks (July 30, 2019)
Porsche’s fabled 911 represents the ultimate expression of Ferdinand Porsche’s original vision of the perfect sports car. In The Complete Book of Porsche 911, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell provides a year-by-year overview of Stuttgart’s most famous car, from the original 901 prototype to today’s technologically advanced GT2 and GT3 derivatives and the latest 992-generation 911.
Along the way, he highlights the racing, prototype, and limited-production carsoffering the most complete reference available to these top-tier sports cars. In this book, you’ll find the air-cooled cars of 1963 to 1998, then the water-cooled 911s of 1998 to present day. With behind-the-scenes info on the evolution of this iconic sports car, this book offers the detail craved by Porsche enthusiasts.
Illustrated throughout with images from Porsche’s own historical archive and complemented by the author’s stunning photos, along with detailed technical specification tables, The Complete Book of Porsche 911 offers a thorough account of one of the most beloved enthusiast cars ever produced.
10. Muscle & Chrome: Classic American Cars
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Muscle & Chrome: Classic American Cars captures all the wonder and excitement of a truly beloved era in automotive history. Informative profiles of 70 vehicles serve to chronicle the burst of design and engineering innovations that followed the end of World War II, the exuberant styling and the “horsepower race” of the Fifties, and the rise of the youth market and the muscle car in the SixtiesHardcover144 pages
11. The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953 – Revised & Updated Includes New Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray
Author: by Mike Mueller
The Complete Book of Corvette covers every production model and every year of Chevrolet’s legendary performance car. Every Z06 and ZR-1, racers, prototypes, Indy pace carsthey’re all here, including the stunning mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray. Every model year is presented with an insightful text, technical specifications, and beautiful photography culled from the author’s own images and GM’s photographic archives.
With more than sixty years of production under its belt, the Corvette remains a world-class sports car offering a fascinating development story and a stellar competition record. The Complete Book of Corvette covers all eight generations, from the first six-cylinder model in 1953 to the all-conquering L88 of the 1960s to 21st century ZR1 and Z06 to today’s tour de force mid-engine Stingraythe ultimate expression of Chevrolet’s and Zora Arkus Duntov’s vision.
Prototypes, racers, one-offs, and specialty packages also get their due as do the designers and engineers behind the iconic Corvette. It’s all here in the ultimate reference for all Corvette enthusiasts.
12. Porsche Unseen: Design Studies
Author: by Stefan Bogner
Porsche design studies from 2005 to 2019, previously kept under wraps and published here for the first timeAn incomparable journey of discovery through the world of Porsche design! When car companies present studies and prototypes, they allow a glimpse behind the scenes, a vision of what may come in the future.
Apart from what is shown during official events and at fairs, there is an overwhelming number of drafts and models that remain hidden from the public for various reasons. This book achieves the impossible: a look at Porsche cars the public never laid eyes on Porsche Unseen.
Stefan Bogner was exclusively allowed to take pictures in the Porsche Design sanctum. The Porsche DNA is recognizable in any of the models shown, but the design is so new and unexpected that it suggests the existence of a parallel universe.A 1-litre Porsche?
A coup-like four seater with 911-looks? Single-seated roadsters with 1950’s flair? Stefan Bogner took photos of all of them either as models or ready to drive. Jan Baedeker talked with Michael Mauer, Head of Design, and took down the enlightening background information.
13. Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car: Every Race Car Since 1950
Author: by Stuart Codling
Motorbooks (May 25, 2021)
Ferrari Formula 1 Car by Car examines every F1 racer Ferrari has campaigned since 1950, each accompanied by exhilarating imagery and technical specifications. Ferrari has been a top Formula 1 competitor since the series’ inception over 70 years ago. From its first dedicated racer, the 125, through the transition to rear-engine cars to today’s technological powerhouses, Ferrari has never rested on it laurels.
The longest running team in F1, Ferrari has a record 16 constructor’s titles. Its cars have been driven by some of the greatest racers of all time, including Michael Schumacher, Gilles Villeneuve, Phil Hill, Niki Lauda, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, and more.
Presented in chronological order, each of Ferrari’s F1 cars is featured with:An exploration of its design and significant featuresTechnical specificationsA discussion of its racing recordSpectacular full-page images, both historic and contemporaryThe book wraps up with a full competition record for all of the cars.
14. Bond Cars: The Definitive History
Author: by Jason Barlow
BBC Books (March 1, 2021)
The ultimate history of the Bond car, slipcased and beautifully presented, with exclusive facsimile material from the Bond archiveLive and let drive. Bond Cars: The Definitive History is a lavish celebration of the cars that also became the stars alongside the world’s most famous fictional spy.
Featuring exclusive and priceless assets such as the original call sheets, technical drawings and story-boards, accompanied by previously unpublished photography and exclusive interviews, we put you behind the wheel of every car driven by 007 on film. With insights from the producers and keepers of the Bond flame, Michael G.
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli as well as Daniel Craig and special effects and action vehicles supervisor and veteran of 15 Bond films, Chris Corbould, this is the story of cinema’s greatest icon, told through the prism of the legendary cars he has driven.
15. Dream Cars: Chronicle of Design and Performance
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
A fully-illustrated journey through over a century of automaking, Dream Cars showcases some of the most beautiful vehicles ever to roll off the assembly line. 70 muscle cars, sports cars, and hyper-performance supercars are profiled. Each of vehicle is showcased with full-color photography.
Key performance advancements, and fascinating facts and figures are included for each car. Includes the iconic Ford Model T, and the stunning Bugatti Chiron, and more!Hardcover144 pages
16. Muscle Car Milestones: AutoTraderClassics Muscle Car Milestones
Author: by Brian Medford
AutoTrader Classics continues the MileStones tradition with a focus on the most American of automotive traditionsthe muscle car! We celebrate a time when automakers were busy finding new ways to shoehorn big horsepower into normal cars, all while keeping ahead of each other.
These were the machines that powered a generation of gearheads and launched the horsepower wars!