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COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S AUTOMOBILES

Gorgeous Jaguars, Bugattis, Ferraris, Jeeps, MGs, and many others are featured here, powered by pedals, electricity, or gasoline. It covers a spectrum of cars made from the turn of the century to the present day. Photos of hundreds of children’s automobiles make it as valuable a resource to the collector as to the restorer or researcher. Detailed captions for each car explain the model, its unique qualities, its current value, and interesting restoration information.
€70.70 €36.00

TOY CARS OF JAPAN AND HONG KONG

This book presents a unique selection of the rarest and most collectible toy cars made in Japan and Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s. Three particular groups of toy are covered: the magnificent large-scale tin-plate cars made for the American market; the smaller but equally sought-after early Japanese die-cast by Model Pet, Micro Pet and Cherryca Phenix; and plastic friction-drive cars made in Hong Kong. The book provides many fascinating new insights into the history of the companies and the price guide gives helpful insight into today’s market.
€70.80

ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE TOYS

Between these covers is a spectacular collection of clockwork motorcyles from Europe, Japan, and America. The beauty and complexity of these early toy designs is matched only by their extreme rarity, making this reference book a truly special edition for collectors of all levels. See police chases, stunt riders, elegant cruisers, and spacemen, all with fantastic motorcycles that are ready to roar into action! In addition to current market pricing, this book allows the reader an opportunity to view and become acquainted with the world’s finest toy motorcycle designs.
€77.00

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MATCHBOX TOYS 3th EDITION

The toys pictured and listed in this book represent the immense volume of items produced from 1947, when the Matchbox company was founded, to mid-2001, including their popular diecast vehicles along with playsets, dolls, plastic kits, robots, and ephemera all in one massive volume. Certain toys have been made for sale in specific countries or to promote specific companies or products. The numbering system on miniatures changed in 1982 when worldwide toys began different numbering systems. The result of all these variables is a fascinating and infinite variety of Matchbox toys.
€40.00

THE BIG BOOK OF TIN TOY CARS: COMMERCIAL AND RACING VEHICLES WITH PRICE GUIDE

This comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable reference features hundreds of tin toy cars from toy makers around the world. Included are toys from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. The toys represent cars of the 1900s to the 1970s, with a major emphasis on toys produced in Japan during the 1950s and 1960s -- the peak period for toy cars made from tin. Showcased are commercial delivery and public service vehicles organized alphabetically by make, as well as hot rods, jalopies, and race cars. A companion volume features passenger, sports, and concept vehicles. Each listing contains the make, model, year, body style, size, graphic markings, operation description, producing company, country of origin, trademarks, a scarcity rating, and current values based on condition. Many photos feature the original boxes. A list of the toy companies and their respective marks rounds out this valuable collector’s guide.
€72.00

THE BIG BOOK OF SUPERFAST MATCHBOX TOYS 1969-2004 - VOLUME.2: PRODUCT LINES & INDEXES

When Mattel’s Hotwheels toy cars exploded onto the market in 1968, venerable Matchbox Toys met the challenge with its Superfast line. The successful result is now presented here. The detailed, beautiful photographs are a great assistance to collectors for identification and color reference. Photos are arranged by major product lines, from Adventure Pack to White Rose Collectibles arranged alphabetically in Volume 2. Superfast models from late 2004 and early 2005 also appear in Volume 2. Each photo includes the product number and name for easy reference to the Variation Listings. To further aid in identification there are helpful indexes by MAN number and model names (actual base names), as well as a general alphabetical index. The model variations have current market prices for each variation.
€45.00

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERCARS FROM 1901 TO TODAY

That dream car of all dream cars, the Mercedes-Benz, is presented here in full glory through 285 images. What were the qualities that made them icons of all auto building? Beginning in the pioneer days with the 35 HP model of 1901 through the top-rank sports cars of the 1920s and 1930s, the gullwing-door 300 SL and the legendary "Uhlenhaut Coupe" of the 1950s, and the C 111, with its Wankel engine, of the late 1960s, the line goes on to the present-day SLS AMG. While history influenced changes in construction and design, they blend smoothly into a series yet retain distinctive variations. An exciting spectrum of 18 super sports cars is featured with text that is both entertaining and informative. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to time and time again.
€54.00

HARLEY DAVIDSON LEGENDS

This book covers 35 of the most important models in the history of Harley-Davidson in chronological order using text and photos-from the very first V-Twin to the Night Rod. The profiles of each selected model include outstanding exclusive photographs and a technical description. This is a perfect book for every Harley fan.
€40.00

DKW THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF A WORLD MARQUE

Long considered the definitive book on DKW (Dampf-Kraft-Wagen), this classic book is now available in a complete English language edition. Featuring over 640 color and black and white images, this book covers all of the automobiles and motorcycles manufactured by the legendary DKW from its founding in the early twentieth century to its closing in the 1960s. Described in detail are the technical developments of the famed two-stroke engine, thanks to which DKW earned its excellent worldwide reputation. Prior to World War II, DKW was the world’s largest producer of motorcycles with great success in both the racing and civilian markets. Clearly presented is the complex company history, including its 1932 merger with Audi, Horch and Wanderer to form the Auto union, and later takeover by Daimler-Benz then Volkswagen. Many of the superb quality images come from factory archives and include manufacturing views, as well as line schemes and plans. Original German edition publisher Frank Rönicke, who knew the author Siegfried Rauch (1906-1997) personally and was able to inherit his archive, has revised and supplemented the original text for this new edition and added a series of color photos to this classic of DKW literature.
€80.00

THE VW BUS: HISTORY OF A PASSION

In November 1949, a new epoch of automotive history began with the introduction of the first small transporter by Volkswagen. Like no other light utility vehicle before, the variety-rich space-saver from Wolfsburg has influenced the development of a new generation of functional, multipurpose minibuses. Six decades after its introduction, the “Bulli,” as the Transporter has been lovingly named by its legion of fans, has lost none of its fascination. Today, to be sure, well-maintained collectors’ examples of the T1 (1950-1967) and T2 (1967-1979), of which some 4.85 million were built in all, have become rare and particularly expensive. In this book, specialist author Jörg Hajt portrays VW Transporters of all body types, loving restored and set perfectly in their scenes: from the Camper to the Builder’s Van, form the Municipal Bulli to the Samba Bus. Complete construction details offer important tips for buying a VW Transporter and complete this wonderful pictorial volume.
€40.00

HARLEY DAVIDSON 1930-1941: REVOLUTIONARY MOTORCYCLES & THOSE WHO RODE THEM

Relive the golden age of Milwaukee motorcycling with this unique book that goes beyond the rest. Read intimate accounts from company officials, dealers, and riders of classic Harley Davidson motorcyles of the 1930s. Hundreds of period photographs from private collections and massive text trace the development of the H-D Big Twin from the sidevalve VL to the ’61 and ’74 models, and the legendary Knucklehead. Experience the Milwaukee motorcycle scene from the men and women who lived it.
€39.00

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