Antique Collector - Vintage Vehicles & Transport


Railway Mania and the passion for speed.
By Vintage Transport most of us think of the golden age of steam, when railways ruled and train power became the biggest boost to national prosperity Britain had ever known. With a full backbone of the Victorian railway network in existence by about 1850, Britain entered a period of full mechanization with steam as the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. Much memorabilia has survived from the early days of steam, right up to the modern day diesels, probably because of the quality of construction and the prestige felt by those early railway staff.

From the toys we played with as children to the vehicles driven by our grandparents, nothing offers as much joy as owning a piece of the early years of transport and the thrill of speed that drove them on. In fact, one of the first things the early transport pioneers did, like, railway engineers, shipbuilders, aviators and car builders, was to race them beyond all endurance. From cars to car badges and from trains to cabin numbers, transport antiques has something to interest any collector.


Vintage Transport


Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars
Stuart Leuthner
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Hundreds of full-colour illustrations offer a tour of some of the world's greatest privately held automobile collections, including profiles of each individual car enthusiast.



Citroen
John Reynolds
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Citroen has always been a pioneering car manufacturer, with a long line of original, advanced designs and a tradition of engineering excellence and innovation. In 80 years of production, Citroen has produced 28 families of vehicles, many achieving cult status with enthusiasts. This text contains the full story of Citroen, encompassing favourites like Traction Avant, iconic DS and the cheeky 2CV.



Fully updated to feature the Vanquish, 007's steed in die Another Day, here is the story of this elegant survivor of Britain's high-quality, low-volume prestige car market. The boook includes technical information, buying advice, driving impressions and sidebars on topics as varied as John Wyer (one of the finest managers to grace a pit lane), the R S Williams Lightweight DB4s and the AMR racers.



Aston Martin
Robert Edwards
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Everyone knows Ferrari as the ultimate dream machine, yet may not know the individual models and the details behind them. This book showcases every Ferrari road car since 1947, complete with technical specs, options and production numbers, all in full colour. From the original 4-cylinders through the quintessential V-12s, plus model naming and numbering, special models and unique facts.


Standard Catalog of Ferrari 1947-2002
Mike Covello
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Mini Performance Manual Tim Munday
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The 'classic' Mini is a sixties icon that remained in production for 40 years. Unveiled to the press in August 1959, the Mini ignored many long-established design principles and bristled with innovative features. The car instantly won favour with tuners and modifiers, and today the Mini remains one of the most popular project cars with performance tuners.


The Leyland Man: History of the Early Leyland Omnibus - Sutcliffe
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Since the 1970s, Mike Sutcliffe has devoted his time to the rescue and restoration of the early Leyland motorbus. The Sutcliffe Collection is considered to be one of the most important collection of early buses in the world. This is the story of the man and his buses, from the 1908 Leyland X-type, the oldest restored British-built motorbus in the world to the London Pirate "Chocolate Express" of 1925.



The book contains: expert insight into the company, its owners, key personnel and cars; interviews with a chief executive and three technical directors; colour illustrations of every model, from the 1920s to date; specially-commissioned photographs of preserved models; and technical specifications and production totals of all types.



Bentley
Graham Robson
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This is a comprehensive guide for the antique-tractor collector or restorer. Included is advice on choosing a brand and model, and an explanation of how the antique tractor's basic systems work.


Antique Tractor Bible: Buying, Using and Restoring Old Farm Tractors
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Vintage Ford Tractors: Ford, Fordson and Ferguson Tractors - Robert N. Pripps
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Product details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Voyageur Press; New Ed edition (Jun 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 089658478X
ISBN-13: 978-0896584785
Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm


Vintage Allis-Chalmers Tractors: The Ultimate Tribute - Lynn K. Grooms
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A one-of-a-kind book for collectors, historians, and tractor enthusiasts, providing a detailed history of the company's legacy with over 100 spectacular photographs. Illustrations include historical photos, colourful advertising artwork, and colour photos of collectible tractors. The book covers all models from 1914 on, including the Monarch and Advance-Rumely models.




A history, description and analysis of the Speed model family of cars made by Alvis Ltd 1932-40. These were and still are among the most desirable high-performance cars of their decade, and with their long, low build they inspired some of the most stylish coachwork of the era. In addition, they pioneered such major motor industry innovations as independent front suspension and an all-synchromesh gearbox.



Alvis Speed Models
in Detail

Nick Walker
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Product details
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA) (Oct 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1571459901
ISBN-13: 978-1571459909
Dimensions: 29.4 x 23.1 x 4.5 cm


The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars Craig Cheetham
Jan Cushway
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Mustang: Forty Years
Randy Leffingwell
David Newhardt
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Product details
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks International (Sep 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0760315973
ISBN-13: 978-0760315972
Dimensions: 31.4 x 27.6 x 4.2 cm


Triumph TR: TR2 to 6 - The Last of the Traditional Sports Cars - Bill Piggott
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The Triumph TR range is among the most popular British sports cars of all, on both sides of the Atlantic. 2003 is the 50th anniversary of the breed and this landmark will be celebrated at various special events. The cars covered range from the basic four-cylinder TR2 introduced in 1953 to the six-cylinder TR6 that finally bowed out of production in 1975, to be replaced by the unloved TR7.



Giving advice on what to look for when buying a classic bike, this guide to the available marques provides details of all the main models from each manufacturer. It covers all the well-known makes including AMC, Norton and Triumph, together with the more obscure bikes such as Hesketh and Silk.


The British Classic Bike Guide: The Machine of Your Dreams - Frank Westworth
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