This book tells the story of Alvis and its cars, aero engines and military vehicles. Starting with the formation of the company in 1919, it traces the company's products through the 1920s and 1930s, and through its wartime exploits to its eventual takeover by Rover. The book covers: the early four-cylinder cars; the amazing six-cylinder cars; early ventures into armoured car and aero engine production; the post WWII four- and six-cylinder cars; the Leonides post-World War II aero engines and finally, the post-World War II military vehicles. It is an essential reference for all Alvis owners and enthusiasts of British classic cars and superbly illustrated with 263 colour photographs. Matthew Vale is an established author of motoring books and writer of articles on automotive matters.
This is the only book that completely lists accurate technical data for all cars imported into the U.S. market from 1946-2000. With many imports approaching the antique status, this book will be a big seller across all generations of car enthusiasts. From the grandiose European carriages of the late Forties to the hot, little Asian imports of the Nineties, every car to grace American roadways from across the Atlantic and Pacific is carefully referenced in this book. &break;&break;Foreign car devotees will appreciate the attention given to capturing precise data on Appearance and Equipment, Vehicle I.D. Numbers, Specification Charts, Engine Data, Chassis, Technical Data, Options and Historical Information. &break;&break;Collectors, restorers and car buffs will love this key book from noted automotive authors, James Flammang and Mike Covello.
Krause Publications' Standard Catalog series is available by specific marque, in individual volumes or a set. Each book contains in-depth profiles of specific makes by model, factory photos, and up-to-date vehicle pricing. The l-to-conditional pricing system assures readers of accurate values, whether a vehicle is a #1 low-mileage, rust-free beauty or a #6 parts-only heap. "Techs & specs", original factory prices, production and serial numbers, and engine/chassis codes are noted by model, thus helping you determine authenticity accuracy. Historical, technical and pricing information are combined from hundreds of sources. James Flammang values each model according to the popular 1-6 grading system invented by Old Cars magazine.
This book traces the post-war development of gas turbine engines for use in passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the UK, Germany, Italy and the USA. It is based on interviews with leading engineering figures of the day as well as reports by journalists. The work also contains photographs of engines and vehicles as well as diagrams of various gas turbine engines.
This book, originally published in 1985, examines the development of the car industry in Coventry within both its local context and the wider economic environment. It is a study of expansion and adjustment which reflects the broader pattern of Britain's industrial history. The book analyses the emergence and early dominance of Coventry's motor manufacturers, the appearance of the volume producers in the 1920s and the instability of the post-war era. The relationship between cars and other sectors of the local economy, particularly cycles, machine tools and aircraft, is discussed, while the significance of the two world wars receive special attention. Extensive use is made of original sources material, much of which, prior to publication, had received little or no attention from business historians.