The Dino was introduced as a racing car and test bed for the 1600cc engine for Formula 2. To homologate a car for the series Fiat produced the Dino in 1967 as they could cope with the 500 cars that needed to be built. The V6 engine produced 180bhp at 8000rpm. In 1970 the engine size was increased to 2.4-litres. The 246GT was discontinued in 1974 to make way for the 308GT4. The total Dino production run was 3913. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, driver's impressions, new model reports, history. Models covered: 206GT, 246GT, 246GTS, pre-production prototypes.
Gold Portfolio signifies a premium edition in the Brooklands series. Packed with even more articles, photos, technical information, road tests, buying information and other great features on your favorite car. Detailed information includes: • Road and Track Tests • Specifications • New Model Reports • Performance Data • Racing History • Autokraft AC Mk. IV • 260 • Daytona • Mk.II 289 • Mk.III 427
A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.
This one-of-a-kind reference work provides essential data on some 10,700 manufacturers of automobiles, beginning with the earliest vehicle that might be so termed (Frenchman Nicolas Cugnot's steam carriage, in 1770) and covering all nations in which automobiles have been built--67 in all. Not an encyclopedia or collection of histories, this is instead a very complete registry providing essential facts about the manufacturers: complete name, location, years active, type(s) of vehicles built, and other basic data. Compiled during more than 30 years of research, this reference even lists companies that produced just one car. Any builder of passenger-carrying vehicles on at least two but no more than eight wheels, of any design, either mass produced or built as one-off specials, experimental cars, prototypes, or kit cars, is included. Builders of internal combustion, steam and electric powered vehicles are all covered; companies that built only trucks, buses, racing cars, or motorcycles are not included. From A.A.A. to Zzipper and Argentina to Yugoslavia, this is an astonishingly comprehensive resource.
The moment in 1958 when a sports car-crazed youth in Massachusetts saw his first Ferrari changed his life. The black 250 GT coupe's seductive lines, purposeful air and already hallowed name seized Robert E. Guarino's imagination; just a few years later, he would be selling such cars. And in 1967, with two partners and an investment of just $6,000 apiece, he would open a Ferrari-Porsche-Datsun dealership. This memoir follows his lifelong journey with Ferraris and other remarkable automobiles, as an enthusiast and dealer. Highlights include a nonstop drive from Chicago to Boston in a 308 GTB; rides with important figures like Piero Ferrari at Fiorano and Dario Benuzzi at Mugello; visits to the Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini factories; the horror of watching a delivery truck crash onto a row of new cars; and time at the wheel of such icons as the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona," 250 GTO, 288 GTO and F40.
Ferrari has been producing race and road cars for more than 60 years. In the distinctive “Ferrari Red,” legendary cars with names like Monza, Testa Rossa, and Daytona turn heads from Monaco to Japan and around the world.In Ferrari, 60 milestone vehicles from across the company’s history are profiled in detail, with a short history of the car, engine, and team, along with performance specs, trivia, and a detailed photo library. For any fan of Ferrari or performance cars in general, this is an enjoyable read full of valuable information and gorgeous color photos.
Years I looked for a book that had pictures of all the great cars I admired from modern megacars to favorite old classic to rare one-of-a-kind show pieces. I found one book with maybe a third of my dream cars. With help of some friends I decided to create CARS THAT MATTER, a handy photographic guide with lots of descriptions and historical notes about the most interesting, rare, and fun cars produced over the last century. Every car collector and wannabe collector I knew found something they'd not heard of in this first edition but I kept adding cars. Finally at 333 pages of brilliant images I decided to share this with the car-loving world. I hope you like it.
Straight from the auction block! Old Car Weekly's Old Car Auction Bible is your handy resource for collector vehicle auctions from all corners of the U.S. In it, the publishers of Old Cars Weekly and Old Cars Report Price Guide have compiled more than 40 important sales from around the country that can give hobbyists a true picture of what cars are selling for and where the collector car market is headed. All the big auction houses are represented: Mecum, Russo and Steele, Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions, Auctions America, Worlwide, Bonham's, Gooding and many more.
The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.
When Fiat entered rallying in 1970, its ultimate aim was to become World Rally Champion and the 131 Abarth of 1976-1980 provided the machinery to make that possible. It started winning World rallies within months of being launched, and in 1977, 1978 and 1980 the 'works' team also won the World Championship for Makes, and set every standard by which Rally Giants were to be judged. Was there ever any doubt that successors like the Lancia Rally 037 and the Delta Integrale would eventually come from the same stable?
The Bronco of 1966 was a major milestone in the history of sport-utility vehicles in America. Ford was the first of the major manufacturers to venture into this new market niche. This book replaces our earlier edition and contains contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data and owner's impressions. Models covered: Sportsman, Camper, 6 & V8, Stroppe Baja and Sport.