Cars We Loved in the 1960sPaperback
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- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 180mm x 14mm | 240g
- Publication date: 1 July 2014
- Publication City/Country: Stroud
- ISBN 10: 0752494317
- ISBN 13: 9780752494319
- Illustrations note: 150 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 355,423
If you owned a car in 1960s Britain, then you'll love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun, highway speed limits were unheard-of (well, until 1965 anyway), and buying a new car was a thrilling family event. It was a golden period for iconic classic cars - the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra and MGB - but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like Anglia, Herald, Imp, Viva, Cortina and Hunter? Meanwhile, Rovers, Triumphs and Jags were delighting executives as they cruised along near-empty motorways. It was too good to last, of course, with regulations looming and fancy foreign cars creeping on to Britain's driveways by the end of the decade. In this richly illustrated book, Giles Chapman recalls all the key cars of the era that you probably owned - or at least coveted - and brings the swinging '60s back to life.
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Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. He has been editor of "Classic & Sports Car," the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and is the author of more than 15 books including "Chapman's Car Compendium," "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles," "My Dad Had One Of Those," and "The Worst Cars Ever Sold."