The Car Book: The Definitive Visual History


The Car Book: The Definitive Visual History

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A new edition of the definitive visual history of the automobile, profiling over 2,000 models, from the earliest \”horseless carriage\” to the modern supercar

A lavishly illustrated history of the automobile – the marques, the machines, and the magic.

From the first motor cars to today’s supercars and environmentally-friendly electric models, this is the ultimate book about the history of the car.

Packed with stunning photography, and featuring more than 2,000 cars, The Car Book shows you how cars have evolved around the world over the last 130 years, and their impact on society as objects of curiosity, symbols of status and luxury, and items of necessity.

Extensive catalogues showcase the most important marques and models, organized in categories such as sports cars, convertibles, and city compacts. The book also features virtual photographic tours of some of the most iconic cars from each era, such as the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, Lamborghini Countach, and McLaren Speedtail, while cross-sections of key engines explore the driving force behind them. Lavishly illustrated feature spreads detail the stories of the individuals, machines, and visionary ideas that helped create the car world’s most famous marques and made brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Cadillac household names.

If you love cars, then you’ll love The Car Book. It is simply a must-have title for all motoring enthusiasts.

Title: The Car Book: The Definitive Visual History
Author: DK
ISBN: 9780241446577
Publication date: 17/03/2022
Price: $48.00
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback

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Dimensions 261 × 216 mm