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Lost Cars of the 1970s

By Giles Chapman

9780750999441

ISBN: 9780750999441

Published: 06-10-2022


Lost Cars of the 1970s

By Giles Chapman

ISBN: 9780750999441

Published: 06-10-2022

About This Book

Sixty diverse cars, sixty fascinating stories, sixty contrasting specifications, just one uniting factor: they’re all forgotten, neglected or misunderstood classics. The casualties and sideshows of motoring history from around the world finally get the recognition they deserve. Revisit a motoring decade when fuel economy was top priority, the rotary engine rose and fell, and car-buyers wanted a hatchback and the latest styling and safety features. Those that made the grade found global popularity – now meet the cars left behind. Italy’s clever plan to update the Mini; the French GT coupé with an extra seat; America’s electric runabout that paved the way for Tesla; Britain’s stylish, homespun sports cars; the Japanese limo meant to do 25mph; the ‘safety car’ turned into a Polish workhorse… each one enjoys a detailed review giving the context and thinking around them. The terrific archive images also highlight thirty 1970s design specials and one-offs – even more amazing cars pointing to a future that never quite came true.

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