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Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

The World's Most Famous and Fabulous Cars from 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1500 Photographs



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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars: The World's Most Famous and Fabulous Cars from 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1500 Photographs by Martin Buckley
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This is the definitive guide to the most important classic, modern classic and dream cars of the 20th century. It is a marque-by-marque guide to the world's most iconic models, including many futuristic concept cars that never made it into production. It includes a detailed history on the evolution of the automobile, with special features on design, technological advances, social use, and much more. It is a comprehensive guide to the world of the automobile - the cars that won hearts and awards, the designers who shaped them and the car manufacturers who produced them. This comprehensive visual directory shows some of the most significant and beautiful cars of the 20th century. Comprehensive historical, technical and performance data combine to make this a thorough and fascinating guide. The book also highlights the world's dream cars that were built as showcases but never produced. From major design houses and also leading car manufacturers, their dream cars were at the very cutting edge of car design and are included here with full technical and performance details. With over 1500 stunning images of cars, this book is the definitive gallery of classic, contemporary and dream cars and a fascinating reference guide for every enthusiast, collector and lover of cars.

Author Biography

Chris Rees is a motoring journalist and member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He has contributed to many publications around the world, including Classic & Sportscar, Classic Cars, Classics, Your Classic and contemporary titles such as Autocar, Car and Auto Express. Martin Buckley has been writing professionally about cars for 20 years and has owned more than 100 cars himself. He writes for Classic and Sports Car, CAR, Intersection, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forza, Top Gear, and EVO and many other publications around the world.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
over 1500 colour photographs
Lorenz Books
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