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GT: The world's best GT cars 1953-1973 by Sam Dawson

By Sam Dawson

Get in the back of the wheels of greater than 50 of the main glamorous, appealing, speedy and able vehicles of the fifties, sixties and seventies during this, the 1st of a sequence charting the real Grand traveling automobiles, the historical past and the tradition of lengthy distance go back and forth and unique destinations. those are the automobiles that inhabited the realm of the jet set they usually may possibly turn into a part of your existence too. a few are depreciated offers, a few are blue-chip investments, and all have been particular while new and nonetheless every piece as glamorous this day. This booklet takes within the milestones, the innovators, the eccentricities and the mainstays of this varied region of the auto industry. From the 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT, the auto that arguably grew to become the template for the Grand traveling motor vehicle; the Facel-Vega, which united American strength with ecu sophistication; the experimental aerodynamics of Alfa Romeo; the thoughts of Jensen; and the layout and engineering geniuses in the back of the Lamborghini Espada who took it from fanciful inspiration to creation truth. we glance on the waifs and strays too: The Marcos Mantis, a GT automobile you may construct your self; the Avanti, an all-American GT initially outfitted for only a 12 months yet nonetheless to be had fresh this day; and Iso, an Italian commercial tremendous which cornered, captivated and misplaced the transcontinental V8 marketplace inside of a decade, to call quite a few. We additionally examine the way in which international politics and economics have affected household vehicle construction and foreign shuttle, and the impression this had on those autos, from the construction of unrestricted motorways after the second one global warfare, via to the devastating oil challenge of 1973, which replaced the best way we glance at automobiles eternally. This publication indicates that the automobiles which as soon as powered via your desires are nonetheless sensible and now usually good nearby. Dare to dream back! With approximately one hundred fifty photos and written from a social in addition to technical standpoint, this can be a attention-grabbing and contentious book.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-845847-02-9 (9781845847029)
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