MotorBooks International, 2006 - Transportation - 192 pages
Wonderfully engineered and evocative of the golden age of motoring, cars produced before World War II have become coveted collectors' items. 'Vintage Cars' is a celebration of these magnificent machines, providing a detailed look at over 45 classic automobiles from around the world, from early legends such as the Ford Model T to later, elegant vehicles including the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and Duesenberg Model J. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography, each car is examined from all angles in close-up detail. Detailed specifications are provided for each machine, including performance statistics, engine type, transmission, special features, running gear, and dimensions. The book also takes a close look under the hood, examining the chassis and suspension as well as the design of the engine. Finally, the book follows the production milestones in each car's life, and marks refinements and developments in styling and performance. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated with over 300 color photographs, this book will appeal to anyone with a love of this classic era of motoring.
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absorbers Rear suspension Alfa axle with semi axle with semi-elliptic Beam axle Bentley block and head body SPECIAL FEATURES Bore and stroke Bugatti built camshaft Bore carburetor carburetor Maximum power Cast-iron block cc Compression ratio coachbuilt Compression ratio coupe crankshaft cylinder head cylinder operated DIMENSIONS Length Displacement drive drum brakes Drums front Duesenberg elliptic leaf springs ENGINE Type four-cylinder Four-wheel Frazer Nash friction shock absorbers front and rear head Valve gear Hispano-Suiza In-line independent front suspension Induction system ladder frame Live axle live rear axle Mille Miglia Model mounted overhead camshafts Phantom POWER PACK pushrods quoted Top speed Rolls-Royce rpm Maximum torque RUNNING GEAR Steering semi-elliptic leaf springs shock absorbers shock absorbers Brakes shock absorbers Rear side-valve Silver Ghost six-cylinder sports car springs and friction straight-six supercharger Talbot-Lago Tires Track twin twin-cam Valve gear valves per cylinder Weight Wheelbase wheels Width windshield Wire spoke