The Illustrated Encyclopdia Extraordinary Automobiles, 1st Edition

  • Giles Chapman
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  • ISBN-10: 0756655625
  • ISBN-13: 9780756655624
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

This chunky format, retro-feel encyclopedia reviews 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future. Each automobile is illustrated and accompanied by informative text, a colorful quote, and a specifications box. Distributed generously throughout the book are delightful photographic spreads showing cars that are typical of their era. The chapters trace the story from the first steam-powered vehicles and the Ford Model T, to favorites such as the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record, and right up to the latest Air car, which has been hailed as the true car of tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: 1885–1929: The Birth of Internal Combustion.
2: Benz Motorwagen.
3: Lanchester.
4: Ford “Quadricycle”.
5: Jenatzy “La Jamais Contente”.
6: Lohner-Porsche.
7: Oldsmobile “Curved Dash”.
8: Stanley Steamer.
9: Mercedes 60HP.
10: Roll-Roycle “Silver Ghost”.
11: Ford Model T.
12: Vauxhall KN.
13: Fiat S76 300HP.
14: Schilovski Gyrocar.
15: Alfa Romeo 40-60HP Aerodinamica.
16: Austin Seven.
17: Lancia Lambda.
18: Higham-Thomas “Babs” Special.
19: Sunbeam 350HP “Bluebird”.
20: Monotrace.
21: Bugatti Type 41 “Royale”.
22: Opel Rak 2 “Rocket Car”.
23: Bentley 4.5 Liter “Blower”.
24: 1930–1949: Speeding Through the War Years.
25: Burney Streamline.
26: Citroën Petite Rosalie.
27: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin.
28: Chrysler Airflow.
29: Citroën Traction Avant.
30: Tatra Type 77.
31: Bluebird.
32: Stout Scarab.
33: Auto Union Type-C.
34: Peugeot 402 Andreau “1940”.
35: Toyota AA.
36: Fiat 500 Tipo Corsa.
37: Chrysler Thunderbolt.
38: Mercedes-Benz T80.
39: KDF-Wagen/Volkswagen.
40: Willys MB Jeep.
41: Healey 2.4-Liter.
42: Tucker 48 “Torpedo”.
43: Cisitalia 202.
44: Davis Divan.
45: CitroËn 2CV.
46: Hudson Commodore.
47: Jaguar XK 120.
48: Land Rover Series I.
49: Panhard Dynavia.
50: Tasco.
51: SAAB 92.
52: 1950–1959: The Jet-Propelled, Chrome-Plated Era.
53: Rover “Jet 1”.
54: Triumph TRX.
55: Chrysler K-310.
56: Pegaso Z-102.
57: Bentley R-Type Continental.
58: Dodge Firearrow.
59: Isetta.
60: Jowett Jupiter R4.
61: Bertone/Alfa Romeo Bat 7.
62: Cadillac El Camino.
63: Ferguson R4.
64: General Motors Firebird XP-21.
65: Nash/Austin Metropolitan.
66: Jaguar D-Type.
67: Masserati 250F.
68: Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
69: Mercedes-Benz W196.
70: Ghia Gilda.
71: Citroën DS.
72: Damolnar Bisiluro.
73: Lincoln Futura.
74: Powerdrive.
75: Oldsmobile Golden Rocket.
76: Pontiac XP-200 Club De Mer.
77: Renault Etoile Filante.
78: Aurora.
79: Edsel Pacer.
80: Fiat Nuova 500.
81: Cooper T43/45 Climax.
82: Trabant.
83: ZIL 111.
84: Ghia Selene.
85: BMC Mini.
86: Shamrock.
87: Simca Fulgur.
88: Steyr-Puch Haflinger.
89: 1960–1969: A Decade Without Limits.
90: Pininfarina X.
91: Amphicar 770.
92: Chrysler Turboflite.
93: Ford Gyron.
94: Jaguar E-Type.
95: Renault 4.
96: Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark XP-755.
97: Ford Mustang I.
98: Shelby/AC Cobra.
99: Studebaker Avanti.
100: Willys Jeep Wagoneer.
101: Bertone Testudo.
102: Aston Martin DB5.
103: Chrysler Turbine.
104: Excalibur SS.
105: NSU Wankel Spider.
106: Porsche 911.
107: Ford GT40.
108: Austin/FLM Panelcraft Taxi.
109: Goldenrod.
110: Oldsmobile Toronado.
111: Lotus Europa.
112: Bertone Carabo.
113: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
114: Ikenga.
115: 1970–1979: Fuel Crisis and Moon Landings.
116: Bond Bug.
117: Citroën SM.
118: Costin Amigo.
119: Sommer Joker.
120: Lamborghini Countach.
121: NASA Lunar Roving Vehicle.
122: FIAT ESV 1500.
123: Zagato Zele 1000.
124: AMC Pacer.
125: Lepoix Ding.
126: Lotus Esprit.
127: Aston Martin Lagonda.
128: Stimson Scorcher.
129: Tyrrell P34.
130: Lotus 79.
131: Copper Electric Runabout.
132: Delorean DMC-12.
133: Weitz X600.
134: 1980: Onward Driving in a Faster, Cleaner World.
135: Ligier JS4.
136: Mclaren MP4-1.
137: General Motors Lean Machine.
138: Range Rover “Popemobile”.
139: Africar.
140: Glenfrome Facet.
141: Saab EV-I.
142: Sinclair C5.
143: Italdesign Aztec.
144: Mercedes-Benz F 100.
145: Am General Hummer.
146: Hobbycar.
147: Mclaren F1.
148: Renault Zoom.
149: GM EV1.
150: Mercedes-Benz F 300 Life-Jet.
151: MCC Smart.
152: Rinspeed X-Trem.
153: TVR Speed 12.
154: Idea Kaz.
155: Renault Sport Clio V6.
156: Bentley State Limousine.
157: Enzo Ferrari.
158: Isuzu Zen.
159: Bugatti Veyron.
Index.
Acknowledgments.