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UK £29.95
Hardback with jacket
288 pages
250 colour illustrations
24 x 30.5 cm (9.5 x 12.25 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4599-6
Not available in North America
British Auto Legends
Classics of Style and Design

Michel Zumbrunn

Text by Richard Heseltine

Great Britain’s role in shaping the history of the automobile cannot be overestimated. The British motor industry has been responsible for many of the world’s landmark car designs, and its famous names – including Jaguar, Bentley, AC, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, MG and Lotus – are inextricably linked with some of the most recognized and coveted models ever made. Now reissued in hardback format, this beautifully presented book gathers together more than 50 of the most significant and seductive British cars designed between 1907 and the present day, from the Roll-Royce Silver Ghost to the Jaguar XK180. With an introduction describing the often tortuous story of British motoring and its great marques, a succinct description of each car’s history, design and performance, and unparalleled images by one of the world’s foremost car photographers, this book is an authoritative tribute to the nation that launched the sports car.


A reformatted hardback edition of this bestselling title, featuring many of the most exhilarating cars ever made

Includes biographies of all the key designers, a full technical glossary and details of where the cars may be seen worldwide

A lavishly illustrated book that will appeal to classic car enthusiasts

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Author Profiles

Richard Heseltine is a journalist and author specializing in contemporary sports and exotic cars. His work has appeared in such publications as Classic & Sports Car, Motor Sport, Octane, Autocar and The Guardian.

Michel Zumbrunn is one of the world's most celebrated car photographers. For more than 40 years his work has been featured in car magazines worldwide.

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Rights sold: French, German

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Will keep you spell-bound throughout

Classic Cars

Beautifully presented and painstakingly shot

Auto Express

Too good for the coffee table, too lovely to file away

Classic & Sports Car
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