Classic Car

Classic Car

The Definitive Visual History

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam

A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing.

From the Aston Martin DB5 to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications.

Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action, and the two prints star a 1949 Chieftain Convertible and a 1962 Shelby Cobra. Reference the classic car glossary and the international directory of museums and collections to learn more about antique automobiles.

To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into a wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire.

Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic-car collectors and enthusiasts.

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Editors Natasha Kahn, Sam Kennedy, Constance Novis, Marianne Petrou, and Steve Stetford present readers with a collection of academic and professional contributions toward a comprehensive visual history of the design and performance of a wide variety of classic automobiles of European, Asian, and American origin. The editors have organized the selections that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to the reviving of the automotive industry in the 1940s, the increasing appeal of automotive transportation in the 1950s, the innovation and energy concerns of the 1960s, the cleaner style of the 1970s, and the advancing technology of the 1980s. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465453396
Branch Call Number: 629.22209 Gur
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm + 2 prints
Alternative Title: DK classic car


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