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Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 13:58:49 +0100

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NOW IN STOCK: Ducati 916: Updated & enlarged edition

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:59:48 +0100

A comprehensive look at the history and development of the 916 Ducati and its 748, 996 and 998 derivatives. Includes the development of the World Superbike racers and the final Testastretta. This updated edition takes the story of the 916 through until its replacement by the 999.


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NOW IN STOCK: COSWORTH - THE SEARCH FOR POWER (6th Edition)

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:35 +0100

This book covers the entire history, life and times of the famous British high-performance engineering company, from its 1958 foundation by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, through its often-exciting and always fascinating evolution, to its expansion and worldwide success in both motorsport and high-performance road cars.


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NOW IN STOCK: Porsche 911 – The Definitive History 1997 to 2005 (Updated and Enlarged Edition)

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:29 +0100

Full year-by-year coverage of production models; American and European markets covered in great detail; limited editions covered in full with rare prototype photographs.

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NOW IN STOCK: Porsche 987 Boxster & Cayman - - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:49:28 +0100

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!

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NOW IN STOCK: Hillman Imp - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:48:10 +0100

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of experience, learn how to spot a bad Imp quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!

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NOW IN STOCK: The Last Real Austins - 1946-1959 - Those were the days

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:45:15 +0100

This book examines how Austin bounced back after WWII, and how, despite the severe materials shortage, it developed the largest range of vehicles produced by any automaker in postwar Britain. It examines how these vehicles were received and used, and is illustrated with rare archive photography.

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NOW IN STOCK: Fiat 131 Abarth - Rally Giants

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:43:57 +0100

Fiat entered rallying in 1970, with the aim of becoming World Rally Champion – and it was the 131 Abarth of 1976-1980 which made that possible. It soon began winning World rallies, and, in 1977, 1978 and 1980, the 'works' team also won the World Championship for Makes, paving the way for successors the Lancia Rally 037 and the Delta Integrale.

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NOW IN STOCK: Audi Quattro - Rally Giants

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:42:20 +0100

The Audi Quattro was the world’s first successful four-wheel-drive rally car. It brought new standards to the sport, and inspired many others to copy it. This is the complete story.

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NOW IN STOCK: Cortina - The Story of Ford’s Best-seller - A Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:40:06 +0100

The definitive history of the hugely successful model which stayed in production for five generations, enjoyed great success in motor racing and rallying and which redefined the family car. With over 180 colour and black and white photos this is the fascinating story of a incredibly successful car.

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NOW IN STOCK: BMW Boxer Twins - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:57:23 +0100

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of experience, learn how to spot a bad Boxer twin quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right bike at the right price!

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NOW IN STOCK: Ford Model T - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:45:52 +0100

The comprehensive buyers guide to the Model T Ford, 'the car that put the world on wheels,’ covering all the many car and commercial variants, and what it’s like to drive and maintain a Model T. This guide helps you to decide what you really want, and see exactly what to look for when viewing and comparing cars.

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NOW IN STOCK: Ford Escort RS1800 - Rally Giants

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:47:01 +0100

The Ford Escort MkII, the RS1800, became Ford’s most successful rally car, and is still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. This books contains full details of every ‘works’ Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.

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NOW IN STOCK: Lancia Stratos - Rally Giants

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:42:04 +0100

This book describes the birth, development and rallying career of the Lancia Stratos, Europe’s very first purpose-built rally car, in the mid/late 1970s. It provides a compact and authoritative history of where, when and how it became so important to the sport, as well as telling the story of the team.

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NOW IN STOCK: Ford Escort Mk1 - Rally Giants

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:40:15 +0100

The story of the Ford Escort MkI, a car that delivered everything its predecessor, the Lotus-Cortina, had promised. Versatile, accessible and competitive at all levels, it dominated international rallying throughout the 1970s, and became hugely popular with teams and spectators alike.

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NOW IN STOCK: Classic Car Electrics - Enthusiast’s Restoration Manual - A Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:15:49 +0100

This full colour book provides clear and complete information for the classic enthusiast who wishes to service, repair or improve car electrical systems

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NOW IN STOCK: Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit & Silver Spur, Bentley Mulsanne, Eight, Continental, Brooklands & Azure - A Veloce Classic Reprint

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:35:15 +0100

A complete history of the Silver Spirit and associated Bentley models, including ancestry, design, development and evolution. The book features period photographs, technical facts, and helpful information on ownership.

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NOW IN STOCK: Dodge Dynamite! 50 Years of Dodge Muscle Cars - A Veloce Classic Reprint

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:27:57 +0100

This book tells the action-packed story of how Dodge came about and how it became the marque to beat. High-octane images show the record-breakers, film stars, race-cars and concepts, doing what Dodge do best, going faster than anyone else, in superb style.

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NOW IN STOCK: Modifying Suzuki 4x4 for Serious Offroad Action - A Veloce Classic Reprint,

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:23:40 +0100

This book explores the real off-road potential of each Suzuki model and explains what modifications will give the very best performance for fun or sport. Written by an off road expert, and with 175 colour photos this is an invaluable guide to getting the most fun and performance out of YOUR Suzuki 4x4.

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NOW IN STOCK: Ford Cleveland 335-Series V8 engine 1970 to 1982 - The Essential Source Book

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:16:08 +0100

This book provides a unique history, technical appraisal, tuning and motorsport performance of Ford Cleveland engines. It includes input from engineers involved in the design, development and subsequent manufacture of this highly-prized engine from its inception in 1968 until production ceased in 1982.

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NOW IN STOCK: How to Power Tune Minis on a Small Budget – New Updated & Revised Edition – A Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:19:55 +0100

Practical and clear information aimed at Mini owners who want to improve their car's performance without spending a huge amount of money. The modifications described relate to simply bolting-on the appropriate mix of (mainly standard) parts, then tuning the engine to the specifications given. Includes advice on gear ratios and uprating brakes.More info.
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NOW IN STOCK: How to Improve Triumph TR7, TR7-V8 & TR8

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:59:00 +0100

Aided by the top racing & high performance TR7 & TR7 V8 specialists, backed by ample photographic support, his own experiences & those of owners & professional specialists, the author explains in detail how to increase the performance of these four & eight-cylinder sports cars.
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NOW IN STOCK: Porsche 911 Carrera - The Last of the Evolution

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:59 +0100

Reprinted after a three year absence! The comprehensive history of the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, describing its history, development and features, and looking behind the scenes at Zuffenhausen and into its production.
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NOW IN STOCK: The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:40 +0100

Lino Tonti managed to take the large V7 Moto Guzzi touring engine and create a spectacular sporting motorcycle, the V7 Sport, in 1971. This remarkable machine evolved into the stylistic 850 Le Mans, another landmark Italian motorcycle. This book is a year by year account of development and specification changes of a great series of motorcycles.
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NOW IN STOCK: Dodge Challenger & Plymouth Barracuda: Chrysler’s Potent Pony Cars

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:21 +0100

An in-depth look at the very desirable pony cars from Plymouth and Dodge that managed to beat the Ford Mustang to the dealerships and went on to become one of the most sought after classic cars of all time.
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NOW IN STOCK: Motorcycling in the '50s

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:56:52 +0100

For those who were there, and for those fascinated by 1950s culture, Jeff Clew’s insight to motorcycling in the ‘50s will provide a delightful nostalgic journey into the past, while those younger riders who cherish 1950s motorcycles today will discover a whole new dimension to their enjoyment of the machines.
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NOW IN STOCK: Land Rover Series I-III: Your expert guide to common problems & how to fix them

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:02 +0100

A compact but comprehensive troubleshooter and guide to the Series I, II & III Land Rovers. Common problems are identified, from engine noises to suspension issues, providing easy roadside repairs, as well as thorough advice on more expensive repairs. Covering most models, petrol and diesel engines, this is an essential book for Land Rover drivers.
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NOW IN STOCK: MG’s Abingdon Factory

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:50:33 +0100

This book is a pictorial study of the workers who built the legendary MG motor car. The workforce was a mixture of skilled people coming from depressed areas of the UK, together with the few MG car workers who moved from Oxford to Abingdon. With over 160 photos depicting factory life, car building and the war effort, this is a fascinating story.
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NOW IN STOCK: British Lorries of the 1960s

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:49:58 +0100

An illustrated look at British lorries produced during the 1960s, featuring 120 pictures. The book includes publicity material, details of the heritage and preservation scene, and the comprehensive text reveals much about those vehicles that were everyday names.
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NOW IN STOCK: British Lorries of the 1950s

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:49:03 +0100

This book is a highly visual study of British lorries built during the 1950s, and contains 120 colour and black and white images, many contemporary. The photographic content extends to publicity material as well as the preservation scene depicting historic vehicles at work. All the familiar, and less familiar, names are evident, and the comprehensive text reveals much about Britain's commercial vehicle and road haulage industries, along with those marques that were household names.
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NOW IN STOCK: How to Restore Classic Car Interiors: Repair * Restoration * Maintenance

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:48:29 +0100

Packed with restoration know-how on all kinds of interior fittings in your classic car: carpets, headlinings, seats, wood and synthetic material parts, instruments, steering wheels: even how to succeed in making your radio sound just like new!
Includes reproduction of parts on a 3D printer.
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NOW IN STOCK: The MG Midget & Austin-Healey Sprite High Performance Manual – Enlarged & updated 4th Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:46:17 +0100

Covers all aspects of modifying the MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite for high performance. Includes engine/driveline, suspension, brakes, and much more. With 400 mainly colour photos and exclusive tuning advice, this is a MUST for any Sprite or Midget owner.
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NOW IN STOCK: Lola: The Illustrated History 1957 to 1977

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:35 +0100

Lola, the British company, is probably the best-known and best-respected builder of racing cars, and has built successful cars for almost every racing formula. This book covers the 63 types of Lola car built between 1957 and 1977, and is written by Lola expert John Starkey, who was curator of the Donington racing car collection.
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NOW IN STOCK: First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:44:59 +0100

This book chronicles the life of Keith Duckworth OBE, the remarkable engineer famous for being co-founder of Cosworth Engineering and creating the most successful F1 engine of all time, the DFV. Although the company's engines are given due prominence, this isn’t an intricate technical examination of their design, but a more rounded look at the life and work of their designer – work which included significant contributions to aviation, motorcycling, and powerboating.
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NOW IN STOCK: Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:38:45 +0100

From historical background to state of the art techniques, and with chapters covering airdams, splitters, spoilers, wings, underbodies and myriad miscellaneous devices, Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition also features in-depth case studies from across the motorsport spectrum to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
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NOW IN STOCK: How to Paint Classic Cars: Tips, techniques & step-by-step procedures for preparation & painting

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:38:07 +0100

How to Paint Classic Cars is your practical, heavily illustrated guide to the art of achieving a first rate paint finish to your classic car, a finish to be proud of.
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NOW IN STOCK: Edward Turner: The man behind the motorcycles

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:37:23 +0100

Reprinted after a long absence! The deeply researched biography of the man who was probably the most important individual in the history of the British motorcycle industry. Designer of "The Best Motorcycle in the World". Records details of all the world famous motorcycles designed by Edward Turner.
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NOW IN STOCK: How to Improve Triumph TR5, 250 & 6 - Updated & Revised Edition!

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:36:26 +0100

Using his own wealth of hands-on experience combined with input from many amateur restorers, and aided by the top TR specialists, Roger Williams explains in great detail how to increase the performance and improve the handling and braking of the six-cylinder TR sports cars for fast road use, track days or more serious motorsport.
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NOW IN STOCK: The Lambretta Bible: Covers all Lambretta models built in Italy: 1947-1971 (New Edition)

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:42 +0100

Now in paperback!
The in-depth guide to one of the world’s greatest scooter marques, including detailed information on the main Italian-built models, the Lambretta Concessionaires machines and British dealer specials.
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NOW IN STOCK: Citroën DS: Revised and updated edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:05 +0100

An in-depth look at Citroen's idiosyncratic DS, for sixty years a design icon and one of the world's most controversial, radical, idiosyncratic and technically advanced motorcars. This popular book has now been re-issued in revised and updated paperback form.
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NOW IN STOCK: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow/Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche: Revised & Enlarged Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:34:21 +0100

New Updated Fourth Edition, now in paperback.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. Here’s the full story, including related coachbuilt cars & the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue.
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NOW IN STOCK: The BSA Bantam Bible

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:33:32 +0100

Now in paperback! The BSA Bantam Bible covers the year-by-year evolution of the BSA Bantam, a simple commuter bike that thousands learnt to ride on. It became the standard GPO ‘telegram bike’ in the 1950s and was a huge success, with 100,000 built in the first four years of production.
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NOW IN STOCK: Porsche 944

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:32:59 +0100

The definitive history of the 944 by an acknowledged expert. The 944 was introduced in time for the 1982 model year to fill the gap between the 924 and 928, and quickly became the fastest-selling Porsche of all time. Production of the 944 series ended in mid-1991, when the 968 took the model’s place in the Porsche line-up.
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NOW IN STOCK: The Dune Buggy Handbook: The A-Z of VW-based Buggies since 1964 - New Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:25:41 +0100

The long awaited updated and revised ‘Bible’ for all buggy enthusiasts, written by the world’s leading expert on dune buggies. Containing an A-Z of the best-known American and British buggy marques, plus stunning photography, production dates, identification tips and a brief history of each model, this is a must-have book for all true buggistas.
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NOW IN STOCK: RX-7 Mazda’s Rotary Engine Sports Car: Third Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:22:15 +0100

New edition of the definitive international history of Mazda’s extraordinarily successful Wankel-engined coupés and roadsters, up to the end of production and the introduction of the RX-8. Advice on buying your own RX-7, plus coverage of the RX-7 in motorsport, and production figures. Heavily illustrated in colour.
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NOW IN STOCK: Jaguar E-Type - The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:34 +0100

A long-awaited guide for deciding which, if any, E-type to purchase. This pocket-sized book steers buyers past the dazzling exterior to examine systematically, section by section, cars they are considering. Picture-packed to help orientate even newcomers and ensure they buy the best car for their budget.
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NOW IN STOCK: Triumph TR6 - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:32 +0100

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Jaguar ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
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NOW IN STOCK: aguar XJ6, XJ8 & XJR: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:23:04 +0100

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Jaguar ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
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NOW IN STOCK: Subaru Impreza: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:27 +0100

This book is an essential reference tool when buying, selling, repairing or restoring any of the various Subaru Impreza models from 1993-2007. Colour photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean that this book could save you thousands.
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NOW IN STOCK: How your motorcycle works - Your guide to the components & systems of modern motorcycles

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:25 +0100

A comprehensive guide to the workings of the modern motorcycle.
With clear, jargon-free text, and detailed cutaway illustrations, this book explains exactly how the modern bike works. Including hints and tips on how to keep your bike working efficiently, and a glossary of terms, this book will increase your understanding and enjoyment of your motorcycle.
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NOW IN STOCK: Toyota MR2 Coupe & Spyders: Revised & updated Second Edition

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:21 +0100

A milestone car, up there with the Toyota 2000GT, Datsun 240Z, & Mazda’s RX-7 & MX-5. The first mid-engined production model to come from the Land of the Rising Sun will always have a special place in the hearts of all sports car enthusiasts. This is the definitive story, now updated to include the last six years of production.
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How to Restore Classic Off-road Motorcycles

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:20:30 +0000

IN STOCK! How to Restore Classic Off-road Motorcycles provides the classic off-road enthusiast with a step-by-step guide through a full restoration. Whether a post 1950 machine, or a more modern 80s twin shock, everything is covered in detail, from initial dismantling and parts sourcing to being ready to compete, including set-up and maintenance. More info.

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Volkswagen Type 3

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:18:34 +0000

IN STOCK! This book tells the definitive international story of the Volkswagen Type 3. Simon Glen writes from first-hand experience, having owned seven Type 3s – five Variants, a 1500 Notchback and a 1500S Karmann·Ghia – which have been driven through Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More info.

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE AIR-COOLED PORSCHE 911

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:26 +0000

IN STOCK! Catalogue Raisonné Limited to 911 Copies

The Ultimate Book of the Air-cooled Porsche 911 is a single volume covering the air-cooled 911 era in its entirety – from the early prototype models, up to the Type 993 that signalled the end of this most significant era in the history of the prestigious German marque. More info.

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Anatomy of the Classic Mini

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:13:08 +0000

IN STOCK! This book’s title sums up its purpose. Anatomy of the Classic Mini is the result of years of research, and documents the many variations of the same components, explaining which model and date each is for. An essential reference book for all restorers of classic Minis! More info.

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Velocette 350 & 500 Singles 1946 to 1970 – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:17:52 +0000

IN STOCK: This Essential Buyer’s Guide includes everything the potential Velocette buyer needs to know: how to assess the engine, transmission, frame, paintwork and chrome, tinwork, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrics, and provides an explanation of engine and frame numbers.
With a detailed run down of the various models, and an assessment of which offers the best investment potential, there’s also plenty of advice on buying at auctions, essential paperwork, problems caused by lack of use, and a list of of useful contacts. More info.

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Piaggio Scooters - all modern two-stroke & four-stroke automatic models – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:16:19 +0000

IN STOCK! Among the most popular and well used scooters in the world, automatic Piaggio and Vespa scooters mix Italian cool with everyday usability. They’re also cheap to buy and run – but what should you look out for when purchasing a scooter? This book explains every consideration, from the point of choosing a bike through to buying your very own scooter. More info.

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Mercedes-Benz SL R129-series 1989 to 2001 – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:01:12 +0000

IN STOCK! Tempted by the effortless performance and surprisingly affordable prices of Mercedes' R129 series SL, but unsure where to start looking? Take this book with you and follow its expert guidance. Choose the right model for your needs, and learn how to assess a promising car like a professional. Buy the right car at the right price! More info.

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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s – Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot – A Pictorial History

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:23:07 +0100

IN STOCK: Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Rootes models, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. Featuring saloons, convertibles and estates, model by model comparison guides and detailed technical information this is an invaluable Rootes resource. More info.

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A Darracq called Genevieve – The story of veteran motoring’s most famous car

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:18:20 +0100

IN STOCK: The life and times of the world’s most famous veteran car

Genevieve is the first definitive, documented, ownership history and cinematic record of the 1904 French Darracq motorcar. This car was propelled to international fame as Genevieve, in the record breaking 1953 film that centred around the annual London to Brighton run for veteran cars pre-1905. More info.

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Royal Enfield Bullet – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:03:28 +0100

IN STOCK: Stop! Don’t buy a Royal Enfield Bullet without buying this book first!

How to buy a secondhand Royal Enfield Bullet – the various models available, what to check, and problem points to look out for, plus investment potential, specifications and useful contacts. More info.

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Porsche – The Racing 914s

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:51:18 +0100

IN STOCK: This is a study about a remarkable little car that, on its appearance in 1969, was thought, at best, a mish-mash of ideas, and not a ‘proper’ Porsche. It’s also a story of the ‘little’ guys … the privateers and dealer teams that did most of the development that turned the 914 into great little racer. More info.

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Car-tastrophes – 80 Automotive Atrocities from the past 20 years

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:49:54 +0100

IN STOCK: Lowdown on Miserable Motors from Honest John, the Daily Telegraph's Motoring Agony Uncle & George Fowler, the Daily Star's Motormouth.

Automakers are as prone to turn out clunkers as politicians are to lie. Their cars may be ugly, misconceived, badly built, diabolical to drive, ridiculously thirsty, or just plain unreliable. So which were the worst of the past 20 years? More info.

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Choosing, Using & Maintaining Your Electric Bicycle

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:47:22 +0100

IN STOCK: A complete buyer's guide to electric bicycles, including the types of bike available, what to look for and why you should buy one. Packed with useful contacts, including importers, websites and magazines, advice on where you can ride, and the law. Also includes battery charging and maintenance info, as well as basic cycle maintenance. More info.

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Mazda Rotary-engined Cars

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:44:27 +0100

IN STOCK: The complete history of Mazda’s rotary engine-powered vehicles, from Cosmo 110S to RX-8. Charting the challenges, sporting triumphs, and critical reactions to a new wave of sports sedans, wagons, sports cars ... and trucks! More info.

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Porsche 911 - The Definitive History 2004-2012

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:41:24 +0100

IN STOCK: This book – the sixth volume in a set covering the Porsche 911 models – is the definitive history of the hugely successful 997-series vehicles, with in-depth detail on all the road cars sold around the world, as well as the 997's competition exploits. More info.

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British Café Racers

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:39:26 +0100

IN STOCK: This is the first book to solely concentrate on the British-powered café racer motorcycle. Renewed interest in custom British café conversions is illustrated with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and ‘café’d’ British motorcycles. From single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants – see the ‘café’d’ side of British bikes! More info.

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Vincent Motorcycles - The Untold Story since 1946

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:38:34 +0100

IN STOCK: Despite only nine years of production, Vincents continued to be ridden regularly in rallies, hard in racing, and certainly well beyond the normal lifespan of a motorcycle. This book tells the Vincent story from 1946 until the present day, including the stories of those significant individuals who helped to make Vincents such legendary machines. More info.

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The Volkswagen Bus Book – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:27:57 +0100

IN STOCK: The story of VW’s Transporter, Bus and Camper, from origins to the present day, and why it’s one of the world’s most familiar vehicles. More info.

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The Triumph Speed Twin & Thunderbird Bible – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:19:50 +0100

IN STOCK: The Triumph Speed Twin & Thunderbird Bible reveals the definitive history of two of Triumph’s most popular motorcycles in the 40s and 50s. From development history to sporting achievements, this book is packed with detailed information – everything an owner or would-be owner of one these classic twins needs! More info.

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BMC Competitions Department Secrets – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:19:05 +0100

IN STOCK: For the London to Sydney Marathon, team instructions included the recommendation that a firearm be carried by the crew of each car ... "A small pistol which can conveniently be located under cover in the car is what we have in mind" ... More info.

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Fiat & Abarth 500 & 600 – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:10:02 +0100

IN STOCK: Fiat & Abarth 500 & 600 covers all the classic ‘baby’ Fiats, from the famous Topolino onwards: here is their full and eventful story. More info.

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Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:06:14 +0100

IN STOCK: Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé covers the complete history of these important cars, including motorsport. Packed with expert advice on which model to choose, restoration, clubs, specialists and what it’s like to live with a Fiat 124 Spider or Coupé. More info.

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Competition Car Composites - A Practical Handbook (Revised 2nd Edition)

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:32:11 +0100

IN STOCK: From basic methods to advanced techniques: with chapters covering materials, patterns, moulds, components and technology upgrades applicable to the home workshop, this book will help any reader – whether building, repairing, or developing competition cars or components – to exploit composites technology to gain performance advantages. More info.

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Sunbeam Alpine – All models 1959 to 1968 – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:28:28 +0100

IN STOCK: Rootes’ Sunbeam Alpine sportscar was the flagship of its car range. Here, all the various models and production changes are described and illustrated in detail, along with what it’s like to own, drive and live with an Alpine – one of the best engineered, stylish and practical cars of its time, and still satisfying to drive today.
If you’re thinking of buying an Alpine, this book will help you decide which model you really want, and learn exactly what to look for when you go to view a car. By using a thorough points-based assessment, you can decide with your head – not your heart – so you can better make the right decision, and pay the right price.
Benefit from the author’s forty years’ of Alpine ownership experience and engineering expertise, all in one book! More info.

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Ford Midsize Muscle – Fairlane, Torino & Ranchero – V8 Dynamite 1955-1979

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:36:25 +0100

IN STOCK: This book details the evolution of Ford's family car through the golden era of Detroit. It tells how Henry took the no-frills Fairlane, added more zing to create the Torino, and satisfied America's luxury desires with the LTD II; and follows the evolution of Ford’s midsize muscle cars, to the creation of the first car-based pickup – the Ranchero. More info.

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The Triumph Trophy Bible – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:25:03 +0100

IN STOCK: Complete year-by-year history of the Trophy (and unit construction Tiger) twins from 1949 to 1983. Includes original factory model photos, technical specifications, colour schemes, engine & frame numbers, model type identification and details of Trophy & Tiger achievements. The complete source book. More info.

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Porsche 944 – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:21:40 +0100

IN STOCK: The definitive history of the 944 by an acknowledged expert. The 944 was introduced in time for the 1982 model year to fill the gap between the 924 and 928, and quickly became the fastest-selling Porsche of all time. Production of the 944 series ended in mid-1991, when the 968 took the model’s place in the Porsche line-up. More info.

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Porsche 924 – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:20:26 +0100

IN STOCK: The definitive history of the internationally popular Porsche 924, including motorsport. Expert guidance on buying a 924. Over 220 illustrations, mainly in colour, acquired with the full assistance of Porsche. More info.

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Bluebird CN7 – Veloce Classic Reprint

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:17:52 +0100

IN STOCK: The development, construction and operation of the last wheel-driven land speed record-breaking car that the UK produced, and how the tragic demise of Donald Campbell precluded it from reaching its full potential. It is also the personal story of one of the design team, how he became involved, and his incredible experiences in doing so. With many previously unpublished photographs, drawings,
and illustrations, this is a unique account of a legendary feat of British engineering. More info.

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Mercedes G-Wagen

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:41:42 +0100

IN STOCK: Revealing the definitive history of the entire Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen series. Including SWB and LWB cars, station wagons, vans and convertibles, and with an overview of all the models sold in each of the world's major markets, this book is packed full of information and contemporary illustrations sourced directly from the Stuttgart factory. More info.

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Lotus 18 – Colin Chapman's U-turn

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:55:03 +0100

IN STOCK! In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring. More info.

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Porsche 997 2004-2012 – The Essential Companion

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:26:23 +0100

IN STOCK: Carrying on Adrian Streather’s tradition of exemplary Porsche 911 technical guides, this book contains everything a 997 owner needs to know, plus a lot more. From engines and transmissions to engine management software – no matter what model of 997, it’s all covered here. More info.

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Reprint: Cobra Replicas - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:08:51 +0100

IN STOCK: STOP! Don’t buy a Cobra Replica without first buying this book!

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price! More info.

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Reprint: How your motorcycle works - Your guide to the components & systems of modern motorcycles

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:07:21 +0100

IN STOCK: A comprehensive guide to the workings of the modern motorcycle.

With clear, jargon-free text, and detailed cutaway illustrations, this book explains exactly how the modern bike works. Including hints and tips on how to keep your bike working efficiently, and a glossary of terms, this book will increase your understanding and enjoyment of your motorcycle. More info.

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Reprint: How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car – For Marathon, Endurance, Historic & Budget-car Adventure events

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:05:56 +0100

IN STOCK: Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure that any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. If you are planning a road-based rally, don't even think of leaving home before reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well. More info.

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Reprint: The Lambretta Bible – Covers all Lambretta models built in Italy: 1947-1971

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:04:50 +0100

IN STOCK: The in-depth guide to one of the world’s greatest scooter marques, including detailed information on the main Italian-built models, the Lambretta Concessionaires machines and British dealer specials. More info.

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Reprint: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow/Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche – Revised & Enlarged Edition

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:03:35 +0100

IN STOCK: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. Here’s the full story, including related coachbuilt cars & the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue. More info.

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The MGA - Revised Paperback Edition – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:02:14 +0100

IN STOCK: Available again!
The definitive history of the MGA, the first British sportscar to sell more than 100,000 units and be capable of topping 100mph. Includes Le Mans prototypes, the coupe, Twin Cam, 1600 and 1600 MkII models; competition history; 'secret MGAs'; the USA success story; restoration notes, and much more. More info.

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The Lea-Francis Story – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 11:58:43 +0100

IN STOCK: Successful in motorsports, "Leaf" was an innovative company, but a lack of regard for good business principles led to fluctuating fortunes throughout the company's long life. The Lea-Francis Story tells the story of the firm. More info.

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Rover P4 – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 11:57:50 +0100

IN STOCK: Available again!
The definitive history of the dignified Rover P4 from 1949 until 1964, which includes Marauder and jet-powered, experimental cars. Affectionately known as the ‘auntie’ Rovers, these models have become much-loved classics and represent the epitome of Britishness. More info.

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How To Power Tune Jaguar XK 3.4, 3.8 & 4.2 Litre Engines – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 11:55:17 +0100

IN STOCK: Available again!
All you need to know about getting maximum performance with reliability from the famous Jaguar XK six-cylinder engine. A book packed with easily understood and down-to-earth advice based on the author’s many years of hands-on experience. More info.

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Citroën DS – Design Icon – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 11:53:56 +0100

IN STOCK: Out of print for years, now reprinted in revised and updated paperback form.
An in-depth look at Citroen's idiosyncratic DS, for sixty years a design icon and one of the world's most controversial, radical, idiosyncratic and technically advanced motorcars. Re-issued in revised and updated paperback form. More info.

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Chrysler 300 - “America’s Most Powerful Car” – Veloce Classic Reprint

Mon, 09 May 2016 11:52:31 +0100

IN STOCK: Available again!
This highly illustrated book presents the history of one of America’s greatest automobiles, the Chrysler 300. Every model’s specifications and role in Chrysler history is examined in detail. Includes sales and production records. More info.

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Sox’ – Gary Hocking – the forgotten World Motorcycle Champion

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:59:36 +0100

IN STOCK! Until now, Gary Hocking was the only World Motorcycle Champion of his era without a book dedicated to his life. This book reveals Gary’s life in Rhodesia, how he was helped to become a World Champion, his dedication, and retirement at a young age – and the accident that cost him his life. More info.

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The Jowett Jupiter - The car that leaped to fame – New edition

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:58:29 +0100

IN STOCK! The Jowett Jupiter was an instant success in racing and rallying from the moment it appeared in 1950. It's chassis, designed by the famous Austrian racing engineer Dr Eberan-Eberhorst, ensured its successes were in large measure due to its excellent handling, making it a much sought-after classic to this day. More info.

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Porsche 911 (997) – 1st generation: Model years 2004 to 2009

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:56:46 +0100

IN STOCK! STOP! Don’t buy a Porsche 911 (997 first generation) without buying this book FIRST!

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of 911 experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! More info.

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Porsche 911 (997) - 2nd generation: models 2009 to 2012

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:54:13 +0100

IN STOCK! STOP! Don’t buy a Porsche 911 (997 second generation) without buying this book FIRST!

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of 911 experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! More info.

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Mercedes-Benz W124 - All models 1984-1997

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:47:39 +0100

IN STOCK! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Mercedes-Benz ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising car like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! More info.

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Mazda RX-8 – All models 2003 to 2012

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:46:15 +0100

IN STOCK: Tempted by Mazda’s unique RX-8, but unsure where to start? Having this book in your pocket is just like having a rotary expert by your side. Spot a bad car quickly, and learn how to assess a promising car like a professional. Buy the right car at the right price! More info.

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A Life Awheel - The ‘auto’ biography of W de Forte

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:43:29 +0100

IN STOCK! A veteran motoring journalist’s extraordinary life, told through delightfully eccentric stories and charming diary extract. This unique book is packed with fascinating stories about classic cars and motorcycles, set in a bygone world, and properly fixed in time. More info

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