De-Luxe limited edition of 100 copies. This is copy n.84/100.
‘Ferrari Fever’ is a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the classic car collecting scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, an era when some of the rarest and most interesting Italian automobiles could still be found hidden or languishing in barns, junkyards or by the side of the road…almost lost in time.
With the aid of hundreds of full colour photographs this book documents all the Beetle’s specification changes and model differences during the classic period 1949-67, making it possible to determine the original specification and fittings of any Beetle from this period.
An essential reference book for all restorers of classic Minis! This book is the result of years of research, and comprises almost 2000 photos showing these component variations, with captions explaining which Mini model and date each was originally designed for. With no German parts listed, this book is an essential volume for all restorers of classic Minis looking for true authenticity, and an invaluable reference source.
This is the first book ever on the Speed models. Its in-depth examination of these wonderful cars provides an unrivalled store of knowledge for the many owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about them. Five outstanding examples of the cars have been specially photographed for this book and are featured in some 70 colour shots. There are also more than 140 black-and-white photographs drawn from archives as well as from Alvis sales and publicity material.
When Donald Healey displayed a new sports two-seater on his firms stand at the 1952 motor show he cannot possibly have been envisaging the extraordinary success that it was to enjoy. Yet the reasons for that success are not hard to define today: the cars gorgeous, ageless looks, its mechanical simplicity, its very keen price, and the effortless torque of its big four-cylinder engine. The book covers all the four-cylinder 100s - BN1, BN2, 100M and the racing 100S.
A practical restoration manual on the E36, the 3 Series BMWs built between 1990 & 1999. Covers all models from the 316 compact to the M3. Advice is given on acquiring a good pre-owned example plus restoring & modifying engines, bodywork, trim, electrics, suspension & mechanical parts. Covering four-door, convertible, coupe, compact and a touring model. Detailed information on Alpina & M3 cars.
This guidebook is the absolute authority for restoring, buying, selling, rebuilding, competing for prizes, judging and insuring your investment in America’s favorite sports car. The enthusiast, amateur or professional desiring to know everything can find it here—every detail and nuance that made one Corvette different from another at model-year changeover, at mid-model, early model-year production, and late model-year production. At your fingertips are the answers to whether a particular Corvette is authentic and what must be done to make it 100-percent ’assembly-line ideal Corvette.’ Hundreds of original factory diagrams and photos highlight this easy-to-read step-by-step guide, and each engine, chassis and body part is identified by its official GM number.
‘Ferrari Fever’ is a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the classic car collecting scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, an era when some of the rarest and most interesting Italian automobiles could still be found hidden or languishing in barns, junkyards or by the side of the road…almost lost in time. Follow Paul Schouwenburg’s story as he collects, restores and races some of the rarest Italian classic cars, including: Alfa 1900CSS Zagato, Alfa Tipo 33/2, Ferrari 250GTO, 340 America Touring, 250 MM Vignale Berlinetta, 250GT SWB Competition/61 etc. Filled with rich anecdotes and rare insights into the colourful characters of the day, including Jacques Swaters and Rob de la Rive Box, Paul’s passion and incredible drive make for exciting reading. Indeed this is a unique take, a look in the rear view mirror at a bygone era when gems could be found incredibly cheaply and enthusiasts took seat-of-the-pants decisions regarding many aspects of a hobby which was uncharted, innocent and simply not as commercial as today – he couldn’t even give away his 250 GTO at the time! The world has changed beyond recognition since his intense car hunts of the ‘60s and ‘70s; accounts of that era’s version of the classic car hobby are as rare as this story is enjoyable to read. Throughout the years his devoted family accompanies him every step of the way in his passion, an infectious one, and his sons now share a respected classic car restoration business, building on the foundations laid by their father.
Clear and simple suggestions on what and how to check in a 500 you are going to buy: documents, genuinity, overall condition, differences among versions and a bit of history of the most loved Italian car.
When the Capri was launched, in 1969, its no-nonsense handling and roadholding and, in 3-litre form, its impressive performance, singled it out from the bland and anonymous saloons of the late 1960s. Capris were straightforward, easy to drive and simple to maintain, and their popularity has been sustained largely because of this. Their simplicity of design and inherent ruggedness makes them ideal candidates for DIY restoration. The booming owners’ club movement and the continuing availability of spare parts ensures that these cars will have a strong following for many years to come.