Chevrolets Of The 1950s

Author: David Temple
Editor: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253745
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As the 1950s dawned, General Motors focused its industrial might on producing revolutionary rather than evolutionary cars with the ultimate goal to become the clear market leader in the automotive industry. To accomplish this goal, the company designed, developed, and consistently released innovative automotive technology. During the decade, Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, power steering, and many other innovations that made the cars faster, more comfortable, and safer. All of the pieces had fallen into place. General Motors had astute leadership, a brilliant engineering team, forward-thinking stylists, a massive manufacturing infrastructure, and the capability to produce cutting-edge technology. With unbridled optimism and exuberance to meet the demands of the booming U.S. economy of the 1950s, the company designed, developed, and delivered an unprecedented number of breakthrough technologies, and established the blueprint for the modern automobile. Automotive historian and veteran author David Temple goes behind the scenes to reveal how these technologies were designed, manufactured, and installed on Chevrolet’s fine portfolio of cars: the Corvette, 1955-1957 Bel Air, Nomad, Impala, and many more. Inside General Motors, many dedicated and talented leaders who were determined to make Chevrolet cars the best on the market. Vice President of Styling Harley Earl and his team designed the 1952 Corvette concept car for the Motorama show. After receiving numerous accolades, it was rushed into production. Design chief Bill Mitchell used his design acumen and creative vision as he led his team to style the 1955-1957 Bel-Air. Zora Arkus-Duntov worked tirelessly and transformed the Corvette from a touring car into a genuine sports car. Ed Cole and his engineers overcame many challenges to develop the compact, efficient, and powerful Chevy small-block V-8, which continued in production for decades. Chevrolets of the 1950s retraces the design, development, and production of these cars, but it also covers innovative vital components that were installed in them. If you have been looking for the inside story on GM’s arguably greatest decade, the models, and the technology it produced, you have found it.

Chevrolets Of The 1950s

Author: Tony Beadle
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760303955
Size: 20,10 MB
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Chevys of the 1950s is a tribute to the 16 million new Chevrolet cars and trucks flowed onto the highways of America during the 1950s. The legendary Corvette was introduced in 1953 and the 1957 Chevy has become the classic symbol of the era. Examines 19 significant cars and trucks including; 1953 Corvette, 1957 Bel Air convertible, 1958 Impala coupe, and the 1959 El Camino pickup. All are featured in full color.

Classic Pickups Of The 1950s

Author: Mike Mueller
Editor:
ISBN: 9781610608831
Size: 12,51 MB
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Classic Pickups of the 50s brings to life the golden age of the American pickup truck. Memorable and revered trucks from Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge are featured here including: the 1957 Dodge Sweptside D100, 1956 Ford F-100, 1958 Chevrolet Apache, 1951 Ford F-1, 1957 Chevy Cameo Carrier, and the 1953 Chevy 3100. Also highlights classic pickups from Willys, International, and Studebaker.

American Cars Of The 1950s

Author: David Newhardt, Robert Genat
Editor:
ISBN: 9781616730727
Size: 16,39 MB
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Chevrolet

Author: Michael W. R. Davis
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439641900
Size: 20,33 MB
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Images of America: Chevrolet: 1960-2012 is the second of a two-volume photographic history of Chevrolet, one of the world's best-known automotive brands, symbolized by the bow tie emblem. From 1960 to 2012, the US auto industry and Chevrolet experienced fundamental changes in their products and business plans. In the 50-plus years illustrated here, two basic changes in the marketing of motor vehicles is evident: the rising proportion of trucks among all vehicles sold and the incursion of European and Asian brands into the market. Even though the number of different Chevrolet passenger car models tripled, total car sales for the brand fell. Chevrolet: 1960-2012 relates the year-by-year evolution of the US auto business via what was once the largest-selling make.

Chevrolet 1960 2012

Author: Michael W. R. Davis
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738590908
Size: 15,23 MB
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Images of America: Chevrolet: 1960-2012 is the second of a two-volume photographic history of Chevrolet, one of the world's best-known automotive brands, symbolized by the bow tie emblem. From 1960 to 2012, the US auto industry and Chevrolet experienced fundamental changes in their products and business plans. In the 50-plus years illustrated here, two basic changes in the marketing of motor vehicles is evident: the rising proportion of trucks among all vehicles sold and the incursion of European and Asian brands into the market. Even though the number of different Chevrolet passenger car models tripled, total car sales for the brand fell. Chevrolet: 1960-2012 relates the year-by-year evolution of the US auto business via what was once the largest-selling make.

Standard Catalog Of 1950s Chevrolet

Author: Jon G. Robinson
Editor: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780896891777
Size: 14,13 MB
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The Glory Days of Chevrolet &break;&break;As the No. 1 automaker in the world, Chevrolet has had many high points in its long history, but never has the company reached greater heights than in the 1950s. It was a period when styling, design, innovation and a prospering economy all combined to produce some of the most memorable and beloved cars ever born on American soil. &break;&break;In Standard Catalog of 1950s Chevrolet, automotive historian Jon G. Robinson uses more than 225 color photos, important facts and figures, colorful feature stories and modern collector pricing to paint a complete picture of all the cars that wore the bow tie during the Fabulous Fifties. &break;&break;Detailed production figures &break;More than 225 color photos &break;Year-by-year production numbers and option lists &break;Drive train techs and specs &break;1950s Chevrolet collector can price guide

Gm In Miniature

Author: Randall Olson
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841565
Size: 16,69 MB
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The world of rare hand-built General Motors scale replica cars and light trucks to 1954 awaits the reader, in the only publication ever devoted to the subject. A visual feast with more than 540 colour photographs of 1:43 scale model Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GM light trucks & cars, plus historical and technical information, comprehensive lists of models, manufacturers and builders, pricing and sources, makes this book a MUST for serious GM fans and scale model collectors.

Tinplate Toy Cars Of The 1950s And 1960s From Japan

Author: Andrew Ralston
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841263
Size: 19,35 MB
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After the Second World War, Japanese toy makers made tinplate replicas of many American and European cars, often reaching surprising heights of realism. Today, these tin cars are the most desirable of all vintage toys, fetching prices at auction in excess of diecast cars such as Dinky Toys. Seeking out the finest examples of these toys has been a lifelong passion for Bruce Sterling of New York, who has allowed his collection to be pictured in this volume. 150 of the rarest and best toys are shown, all of them in pristine condition with their original boxes. Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Packard and many other famous American names are represented, in addition to a good selection of European vehicles. All the toys are described in detail, and background information is provided about the prototypes on which they are based. A guide to current values is also given. This is a book that will be treasured, not only by specialist collectors, but by all who are passionate about vintage toys and classic vehicles.

Collecting Model Car And Truck Kits

Author: Tim Boyd
Editor:
ISBN: 9781610605809
Size: 10,88 MB
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New from the Nostalgic Treasures series: a comprehensive guide for modelers or would-be modelers. Discover histories and descriptions of some of the more significant collectible groups of kits including AMT's Trophy Series double kits, 1953-62 Corvette kits, Mopar B-body kits, Classic kits, and more. Find out how to get started collecting model cars, what to look for, and the pros and cons of collecting versus building vintage kits. A superb addition to your modeling library.