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    DescriptionA lavishly illustrated collection of the 1,001 most groundbreaking and beautiful cars, from the earliest pioneering horseless carriages to the latest custom models for connoisseurs. This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-color photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engine, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Henry Ford jump-started the age of the automobile with the Model T. Since then, the automobile has evolved from chugging workhorse to tailfin-era showboat to sleek status symbol. Automobile buffs can never get enough information on classic and contemporary cars, making 1001 Dream Cars the perfect gift for car buffs and anyone who follows car design. It offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade-by-decade highlights of the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. No mere machine or convenience, the car is a reflection of the cultural zeitgeist, and 1001 Dream Cars celebrates America's long fascination with it.

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    1001 Dream Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Simon Heptinstall, Preface by Nick Mason
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 2,041 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789324375
    ISBN 10: 0789324377

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 629.222
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    BIC subject category V2: WGCB
    DC22: 629.222
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14320
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A86303200
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TL15 .A13 2012
    Thema V1.0: WGC
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Imprint name
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Publication date
    16 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Simon Heptinstall helped to launch BBC's Top Gear magazine and has worked as a researcher for the BBC's Extreme Machines and Big Boys' Toys series. He has also conducted research for numerous magazines and edited the Goldfish Guides to cars and commercial vehicles as well as the Complete Book of the Car. Heptinstall has been an editorial consultant for Toyota, Peugeot, Lexus, and BMW.
    Review quote
    .".a procession rendered beautifully on every page of this book." "Globe and Mail"