Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

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Penguin, May 2, 2011 - Transportation - 360 pages
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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
 

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Contents

Pioneer Vehicles 10
10
First Cars for Customers 12
12
The Mercedes story 14
14
Early ProductionLine Cars 16
16
Ford Model T 18
18
Ford Model T straightfour 22
22
Driving through Paris 1908 24
24
Birth of the Competition Car 26
26
Sedans and Sporty Coupés 186
186
LotusFord Cosworth DFV V8 188
188
Ultimate Luxury and Limousines 190
190
BMC Mini 1968 192
192
The Austin story 194
194
Compact Coupés 196
196
Powerful GT Cars 198
198
Volkswagen crashtest dummies c1968 200
200

The Cadillac story 28
28
Luxury and Power 30
30
RollsRoyce Silver Ghost 32
32
Competition Cars 38
38
Bugatti Type 35B 40
40
Cadillac Cadillac V16 44
44
Luxury and Prestige 46
46
Lancia Lambda 1922 48
48
Hollywood Coupés and Glorious Roadsters 50
50
Duesenberg Model J 52
52
Cars for the Middle Classes 56
56
The RollsRoyce story 58
58
Small Cars 60
60
The Renault story 62
62
Sports Cars 64
64
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 66
66
Chrysler 1929 70
70
Economy Models of the PostDepression Era 74
74
Racing Cars and SingleSeaters 76
76
The Chevrolet story 78
78
Luxury Cars 80
80
Rytecraft Scootacar c1937 82
82
Sports Cars 84
84
MassMarket Models 86
86
Volkswagen flatfour 88
88
Sunbeam Silver Bullet Daytona Beach 1930 90
90
Streamlined Cars 92
92
LincolnZephyr 94
94
Magnificent and Exotic Body Styles 98
98
The BMW story 100
100
Powerful Sports Tourers 102
102
Large Cars 106
106
US StyleSetters 108
108
Jeep 1942 110
110
Practical Everyday Transportation 112
112
Ford FSeries 114
114
Roadsters and Sports Cars 118
118
Jaguar XK straightsix 120
120
The Jaguar story 122
122
Small Cars 124
124
Volkswagen Beetle 126
126
The Citroën story 130
130
MidRange Family Sedans 132
132
Economy Cars 136
136
De Soto mid1950s 138
138
Detroit Fins and Chrome 140
140
Opulence and High Performance 142
142
The Ford story 144
144
Racing Cars 146
146
Sports Cars 148
148
Chevrolet Corvette 150
150
Chevrolet smallblock V8 154
154
Bubble Cars and Microcars 156
156
Austin Mini Seven 158
158
Fiat Nuova 500 1957 162
162
Large Sedans 164
164
Family Cars 166
166
The Chrysler story 168
168
Convertible Style 170
170
Citroën DS 172
172
Family Cars 178
178
RearMidEngined Racers 180
180
Sports and Executive Sedans 182
182
The Aston Martin story 184
184
Sports Cars 202
202
MercedesBenz 280SL 204
204
Supercars 210
210
Jaguar Etype 212
212
Small Cars 216
216
4x4 and OffRoaders 218
218
The Alfa Romeo story 220
220
Sedans 222
222
Sports Cars 224
224
NSU Wankel rotary 226
226
Stylish Coupés 228
228
NASA Lunar Roving Vehicle 1971 230
230
The Volkswagen story 232
232
Muscle Cars 234
234
Racing Cars 236
236
Hatchbacks 238
238
Boosted Performance 242
242
US Compacts 244
244
Toyota 1980 246
246
Superminis 248
248
The Audi story 250
250
Ultimate Sports Sedans 252
252
PaceSetting Style from Italian Designers 254
254
DeLorean DMC12 256
256
Porsche 911 flatsix 260
260
Lamborghini Countach 262
262
TwoSeater Excitement 266
266
Ferrari F40 268
268
MultiPurpose Vehicles 272
272
The Peugeot story 274
274
Premium Luxury 276
276
Modern Roadsters 280
280
Mazda MX5 282
282
The Toyota story 286
286
Competition Machines 288
288
Renault Zoom 1992 290
290
US Design Reinvigorated 292
292
FamilyFriendly Cars 294
294
ChryslerDodge Viper V10 296
296
The Porsche story 298
298
Executive Sedans 300
300
HyperPerformance Cars 302
302
Famous Marques Reinvented 310
310
Crossovers and OffRoaders 312
312
The Suzuki story 314
314
City Cars 316
316
Tata Nano 318
318
Toward 200mph 322
322
Motor Sports Contenders 324
324
The Ferrari story 326
326
Compact Genius 328
328
HighPerformance Sports Cars 330
330
Morgan Aero 8 332
332
Lotus Racing T127 Formula 1 2010 336
336
Sports Cars 338
338
OffRoad Luxury and Power 340
340
Honda Insight gaselectric hybrid 342
342
Cars of the Future 344
344
HOW AN ENGINE WORKS 346
346
GLOSSARY 348
348
INDEX 352
352
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 359
359
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