Series: Standard Catalog of American Cars
Paperback: 1598 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 3 edition (May 1996)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 2 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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The Author's of this book have done a fantastic job of researching and documenting the early history of the American automobile. I have found this book to be an invaluable reference in researching the history of the automobile stock and bond certificates which I collect.Even the most obscure and low-key manufacturer is covered. This book is well worth it's price and my only criticism would be...if all other readers used it as much as I do...please publish the next edition in hardcover!!
This is quite a remarkable resource about the history of American automobiles. It is one of author Beverly Rae Kimes's greatest legacies, a detailed, thoroughly researched, and complete work that will remain as the definitive story of the American automobile industry from its earliest days of the horseless carriage. It is almost unimaginable how Kimes and Clark pulled it off. It deserves 6 stars.
I was a friend of Austin Clark and learn alot from him what to look for in vintage cars and how to research them. He gave me the first edition of this Standard Catalong. It been rock for me on appraising hundred of old cars. The detail and research that whe into set it apart fro many other type of book. What I like is the person history and common on market and how the vehicle was recieved. If you reseaching and valuing vintage cars and you don't have this catalog. Then you are missng out on alot infomation. Austin use to tell me. "I wrote this as a bible, but again experence of knowing is worth it weight, when you see the car up closed."
excellent reference for car buffs, all you could ever want to know. condition was as advertised-great shape
I was one of the founding directors of the AACA Library and Research Center and served with "Austy" for several years. He was one of the most well informed and greatest gentleman I had ever met. I had lunch with Austy, Les Henry of the Dearfield Ford Museum and Herman Smith, Historian of Ford Motor Company Canada and wish I had a tape recorder to keep their conversations about antique cars and their history. Their stories were never ending! When Austy discovered I had a 1931 Detroit Electric and a collection of literature about the company, he offered to give me items he had. I sent him a list of mine and received a telephone call one Saturday morning informing me that I probably had the largest collection of Detroit Electric history in both private hands and libraries, as I had everything he had plus. He was a great friend and I still think of him often.
I bought this as a late birthday present for my hubby, an antique-car nut. He is very impressed with all the work that went into making this book! It was a nice addition to his collection of books on this subject.
I got this for my dad and he has not put it down since receiving it. I was surprised at the size and weight of it. I thought my dad knew every car out there but this book has some he did not know of.
Great book for reference if your are interested in American cars and their history. The book was second hand but it looks like new so I am very happy with both price and speed of the postage.
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