The Complete Encyclopedia of Vintage Cars


Author: Rob de la Rive Box
Date of Publication: 2001

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Sports Cars and Sedans 1886-1940.

This book contains information about cars rarely seen on public roads. There will be plenty of familiar old favorites, though, such as the famous Model T Ford, first manufactured in 1913 using incredibly progressive production line methods.

A long rope was attached to the chassis which was then pulled through the factory and, as the car passed by, various components were attached to it. Then there is the Spiker, later called the Spyker, one of the few cars made in the Netherlands. Did you know that Messrs Daimler and Benz constructed their first cars independently of each other more than a hundred years ago?

Carl Benz’s creation was a three-wheeler with a gas engine which was test-driven for the first time through the streets of Mannheim in 1885. In the same year, Gottlieb Daimler’s car was driven from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim. The engine’s initial capacity was just 0.5 hp! It was only in 1926 that Daimler and Benz decided to merge their two companies.

This book contains enthralling stories of the numerous pioneers of automobile history. Most of the companies featured were very short-lived. This book, containing more than 900 color photos, is an indispensable work of reference for any automobile enthusiast.

Hardback in very good condition. Dust cover also good, one or two minor scuffs and tears but otherwise clean.

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Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 2.5 cm