The History Of The Sunbeam Alpine

Author: John Willshire
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445647591
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The full history of the Sunbeam Alpine, including its design and racing history.

Sunbeam Alpine And Tiger

Author: Graham Robson
Editor: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861266361
Size: 20,44 MB
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The Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger were in many ways revolutionary cars, coming as they did from a British manufacturer with no history or reputation for sports-car design. The Alpine remained in production for nine years: the remarkable V8-engined Tiger for scarcely one third as long, yet this is a fascinating story in British motoring history.Topics covered include: Complete history of all Alpine models; Full details of the Tiger, based on the Alpine with the Ford V8 engine; Detailed coverage of Alpine and Tiger racing and rallying fortunes; Full specification tables for all models; Super specially commissioned color photography; and Special feature panels.

The Cars Of American Motors

Author: Marc Cranswick
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786485701
Size: 13,70 MB
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Though American Motors never approached the size of Detroit’s Big Three, it produced a long series of successful cars that were distinctive, often innovative and in many cases influential. This history examines AMC’s cars from the company’s formation in 1954 through its absorption by Chrysler in 1987. The Gremlin, Pacer and Eagle vehicles are examined in detail, as are the AMC custom cars of George Barris and Carl Green. The text details AMC’s 1980s involvement with the French firm Renault and the design legacy of that joint venture, which includes the Hummer. The evolution of Jeep is covered from the 1960s through the 2000s. Features include some 225 photographs; a listing of AMC / Rambler clubs, organizations and business entities, with contact details; tables of detailed specifications and performance data; data on technical devices, trim packages and all model variations; a comprehensive account of AMC / Rambler appearances in film, television and cartoons.

Rootes Cars Of The 1950s 1960s 1970s Hillman Humber Singer Sunbeam Talbot

Author: David Rowe
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845849930
Size: 13,50 MB
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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.

The Rootes Group

Author: Richard Loveys
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784423386
Size: 12,43 MB
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The Rootes Group once dominated the British motor industry, and its legacy lives on in thousands of carefully maintained cars – most notably Hillmans, Humbers, Singers and Sunbeams. In this book, using beautiful images from the Rootes Archive Centre, Richard Loveys details the Group's history and leading car models, from its creation as a car dealership by William and Reginald Rootes, through its transition into motor manufacture, and expansion by taking companies over and developing their car and commercial vehicle ranges. It was a significant contributor to the war effort in 1939–45, producing large numbers of military aircraft and vehicles, and in its post-war heyday produced such icons as the Sunbeam Alpine and Hillman Imp.

Rootes Story

Author: Geoff Carverhill
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785004808
Size: 12,29 MB
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The Rootes Story - The Making of a Global Automotive Empire traces the meteoric rise of the two Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, development of one of Britain's most important motor vehicle manufacturers. The Rootes Group acquired some of the most famous names in the British motor industry: Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam and Singer cars, as well as Commer and Karrier commercial vehicles. Over the years, some of the models built by Rootes would become household names: the Hillman Minx, Humber Super Snipe, Sunbeam Alpine, Singer Gazelle, Commer Superpoise and Karrier Bantam. In its heyday in the late 1950s, Rootes was the fourth largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in Britain, exporting to over 180 countries worldwide, becoming a global automotive empire. In this book, the people and various companies involved with Rootes are profiled, as are the cars and commercial vehicles built by them, with specifications of principal models. Personal insight from employees is given along with valuable contributions from the Rootes family themselves. This book celebrates the heyday of a truly global automotive empire and one of the most important British vehicle manufacturers of the twentieth century. This is the first book written about Rootes to be sanctioned by the Rootes family. Will be of great interest to owners and enthusiasts of Rootes cars, and those with an interest in British automotive and industrial history. Superbly illustrated with 52 colour and 361 black & white photographs.

Pale As The Dead

Author: Fiona Mountain
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466863455
Size: 14,62 MB
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This is the first stunning installment of Fiona Mountain's riveting new mystery series that uncovers the secrets of the dead. Pale as the Dead deals with the mysterious death of Lizzie Siddal, a real and fascinating historical figure whose beauty and tragic life have made her into a legend. (She was the model for the famous painting on the cover of the book.) Lizzie's death has always been shrouded in mystery. She is perhaps best known for the macabre story that tells of her husband, the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, having her coffin dug up to retrieve some poems he had buried with her. When the coffin was opened, Lizzie was said to be as beautiful as the day she died. Pale as the Dead is the story of how the disappearance of a young girl, Bethany, appears to be linked in some way to Lizzie Siddal. Our detective is Natasha Blake, a complex young genealogist with a passion for history. Natasha's career choice is partly driven by the mystery of her own roots--she was abandoned in the hospital as a newborn. Her mother disappeared hours after giving birth, leaving a false name and address and a note on the back of a picture postcard that said simply, "Her name is Natasha." Natasha is hired by the missing girl's lover, Adam, whose own life seems to have plenty of dark shadows. An old diary and famous graveyard lead Natasha into more danger than she bargains for--some people will do ANYTHING to keep a secret!

Porsche 911

Author: Brian Long
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845848977
Size: 19,66 MB
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The fifth in a series of books which chronicle in definitive depth the history of the evergreen 911, from the earliest design studies to the water-cooled cars of today. This volume looks at each 911 model and its derivative, taking in the various specials and competition cars along the way.

Inside Shelby American

Author: John Morton
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627880828
Size: 10,86 MB
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DIVIn the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was “Yes, here's a broom.” Thus ended Morton's college career and began his long racing career./divDIV /divDIVOver the next three years, Morton would be a firsthand witness to the evolution of one of the most iconic sports car builders and racing teams of the 1960s. Inside Shelby American is his personal account of a company overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock to fabricator extraordinare Phil Remington to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. The cars were equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe. In this book, Morton’s story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and an untold perspective the rousing story of America’s most legendary racer and car builder./div

Sunbeam Talbot Alpine In Detail

Author: Anders Ditlev Clausager
Editor: Herridge & Sons Limited
ISBN: 9781906133139
Size: 18,54 MB
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The author gives a thoroughgoing account of the evolution of the Sunbeam-Talbot and Alpine models through to the end of production in 1957.He provides detailed descriptions of all models, covering every aspect of chassis, running gear, engine and transmission, with information on differences from previous models, revisions and production changes. In the 1950s Sunbeam-Talbots and Alpines earned a very good name in rallying, consistently gaining awards in international events and even achieving an outright win in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1956. A full account of the cars’ illustrious competition history is also given, and appendices cover technical specifications, chassis numbers, production figures and rally entries. The illustrations include specially commissioned color photography of outstanding surviving examples of the cars and more than 100 black-and-white archive shots. In its thorough examination of these desirable cars this book provides a rich store of knowledge for the many owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about them..