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Motorbooks, Jun 27, 2011 - Transportation - 240 pages
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DIVConvertibles (in the First Gear series) is a celebration of the classic drop-top, from the earliest of coach cars where convertible style was the norm, to the high-end sports cars of today. Today‚€™s convertible is a metaphor for freedom on the open road. To drop the top and feel the wind and sun and to be able to cover up again in rain and cold represents the ultimate automotive luxury. From Ford‚€™s Model T to sporty Jaguar roadsters, from classic Chevys to modern Miatas, the convertible is a body style that never goes out of style.Convertibles profiles more than 60 cars in wonderful photographic detail. Each car profile includes its history, performance specs, trivia, and a color photo gallery. For the dedicated auto enthusiast or the casual or budding fan, this book is an entertaining survey of the greatest convertibles ever made./div


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DIVAward-winning author and historian Dennis Adler has written more than 35 books on subjects ranging from antique automobiles to nineteenth century handguns. A recognized authority on Mercedes-Benz, he has written five books about the company and its cars. Adler also served as senior editor of The Star (the official publication of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America) from 1985 to 2006 and has lectured on the company‚€™s history. Mr. Adler‚€™s latest books include Mercedes-Benz First Gear, Guns of the American West, and a newly released biography of legendary holster maker John Bianchi./div

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