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.
‘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.