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 â?? 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 â?? 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.
Author : Richard Heseltine Release : 2014-04-30 Publisher : Merrell ISBN : 9781858945996 File Size : 22.28 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi Download : 348 Read : 487