This is the ultimate guide to the classic automobile, in the defining years from 1945 to 1985 - the period that for many marks the pinnacle of automative engineering and design style. The history of the development of the car is covered in detail - the milestone models, leading designers, engineers and manufacturers that came together to create so many classic cars. The directory that follows is a visual reference of every important international marque from A to Z, highlighting some of the most significant cars of the century: the Ferrari Daytona, the Lincoln Continental, the Rover 2000, the VW Beetle and the much-loved Mini. Full descriptions, history and technical information on each car is included, making this book the ultimate reference for every car enthusiast and collector.
Martin Buckley has been writing about classic cars for more than 40 years and has owned over 300 examples. He has written books on Fiat, Maserati, MG, Jaguar, Facel, Vega and Mercedes. He is currently senior contributor on Classic and Sports Car magazine.