USED; Jacket has small tear but is good, Hardcover & Pages very good with slight discoloration from age.
By Michael Sedgwick. Copyright 1983 by AB Nordbok. Published by Beckman House. Approximately 240 Pages.
With the 1950s and 1960s we reach the zenith of the automobile as both means of mass transporation and an ideal of beauty and technology. Interrupted by a war, its progress since the days of the classics now culminated in worldwide acceptance and unbridled design. Cars became symbols of national as well as personal prosperity and know-how, their refinements demanding the talents of everyone from engineers and stylists to racing drivers and marketing experts, until problems such as fuel shortage and safety standards put on the brakes. In this book, a sequel to Michael Sedgwick's comprehensive Cars of the Thirties and Forties, all the complex developmnets of the next two decades in automotive theory and practice are covered. With chapters on technical innovations, fashions and comfort, advertising, specialist vehicles from the luxury limousine to the simple kit-car, and the destinies of global manufacturers, the author's picture of what it was like to make and use a car during these energetic years emerges as one of endless variety and of many trends that lead into the present. Supporting the detailed text are over 350 illustrations-half color- which bring the mechanical and aesthetic aspects of the period back to life at their best for the automobile enthusiast and the collector of what, in numerous cases, are already regarded as classic cars.
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