Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl; 3rd edition (November 1992)
Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #373,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #75 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Transportation #150 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Automotive > Classic Cars #3467 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Transportation
The Standard Catalog of American Cars is the best source for in-depth information on all makes of American cars. In addition to thousands of photos, the catalog includes specs, serial numbers, production totals, and current values on a 1 to 6 scale. Specs include original prices, weight, options, engines, overall length, wheelbase lenth, locations of factories, and much more. It's a great first source for anyone that's thinking of buying an older American car. It arms the potential buyer with enough information to have an intelligent conversation with anyone selling classic cars. With the information in this book, I've talked to sellers and knew more about their car than they did. As an old car collector and hobbyist, I've found it to be an indispensable tool. The only criticism I have is that I wish it had more photos in general, especially color.
If you are a car buff you have to have this book. I own this book as well as the now out-of-print American cars 1805-1942. These are the bibles of car history. No other books have what these have. A real bargain for all the detailed information you get. Strongly recommended.
I got the 1982 edition and have used it countless times as an excellent reference. However, the printing is very small and some of the b & w pictures are too faint. I appreciate all the detailed specs but wish there'd be some info on how to READ them, eg., What does bore & stroke, compression ratio mean? How is wheel base measured? What's the advantage of a V-8 over a flat head? What's the difference between brake horsepower and SAE net horsepower? etc. Adding this info would greatly improve this book.
This book is a good reference source for the meaningful information on cars produced through this period. We are not talking War And Peace, though from the heft of it you might think so. Very dry and factual. It also illustrates why alot of the 70's were a terrible time for cars. It even lists my old plymouth cricket!
It's as simple as this. If you're into old cars you need this book. It has more information that you can possibly imagine. For those that don't like to read... it has great pictures, as well.
Man I've used this book. You might get more detail from a manufacture specific book, but this book is great if you want good information on a wide variaty of cars
Great book. Lots of pictures from different views. Production totals and different models made for that year. You will not be disappointed.
Good book, b ut I bought it by mistake. Meant to get the one on older cars. Still it's a good reference book.
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