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This is the first book specifically about automobiles with straight eight engines that have become amongst the most sought-after, collectible, and valuable vehicles of all time.
In Britain and Europe, the straight eight was always a rare, expensive car, but in the United States, the engine also found its way into the mainstream ‘midrange’ market in basic side-valve form.
First appearing in a road car in the 1920s, the engine grew quickly in popularity, and flourished throughout the 1930s and the early 1940s.
But by the 1950s only a small handful were available, including some Packards, Pontiacs and Daimlers, as well as the exclusive Rolls-Royce Phantom IV.
New straight eights will almost certainly never again be seen on the road, replaced today by the V8 engines.
Within these pages is a comprehensive survey of the different cars that were produced and the variations in the many styles of engines.
Each model is illustrated with contemporary and period photographs.
|Product||Book in hardback - pag. 406|
|Size||30 x 23 x 3 cm|
|Book Type or Series||History - Descriptive; Photo Book|