The Complete Book of Corvette

Author: Consumer Guide
Publisher: Crescent
ISBN: 9780517636732
Format: PDF, Docs
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A supercharged history of America's most exciting sportscar. Features a complete profile of each model from the dream cars of the early '50s to 1987's sophisticated world-class performers.

Corvette Sting Ray 1963 1967

Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879387884
Format: PDF
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The first color history entirely devoted to the original 1963-67 Sting Rays. First-class color and b&w photographs highlights the rare, limited production cars, including the incredible rear-engined XP819 prototype. Provides history and engineering commentary. Complete your Corvette library with this one-of-a-kind, illustrated Sting Ray history. "... a comprehensive and balanced portrait ..." Autoweek.

Classic Car

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459073
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

High Performance C5 Corvette Builder s Guide

Author: Walt Thurn
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494332
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With almost 250,000 units sold, C5s are now becoming more affordable with the introduction of the C6. This is great news for enthusiasts who wish to build and modify them. High-Performance C5 Corvette Builder’s Guide shows you how to upgrade your Corvette’s engine, from basic bolt-ons to serious engine modifications. There are also chapters on tweaking your suspension, drivetrain, brakes, and wheels and tires. Also included are tables, charts, color pictures, and step-by-step build-ups and how-to sequences to explain how to correctly modify your C5 for drag racing, road racing, autocross, or simply to heads turn on cruise nights.


Author: Andrew Montgomery
ISBN: 9781592235131
Format: PDF, ePub
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America’s love affair with the automobile really revved up in 1953 when General Motors debuted America’s first real performance car: the Corvette. Designed by legendary Harley Earl, the Corvette has been in continuous production ever since and has garnered loyal fans all over the world. Corvette pays tribute to this legendary automobile, from its shaky infancy and the - more chrome, more power—years of the early sixties, to the Sting Ray era all the way through to today’s sophisticated, ultra-powerful ‘sporting weapon.’ This is the ultimate Vette reference book, featuring a model-by-model history and technical specs and for each car. Lavishly illustrated with dramatic color photographs detailing the evolution of the Corvette—from the inside out—this book has been newly revised for 2005 with updated information and new photographs.

The Automobile in American History and Culture

Author: Michael L. Berger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313245589
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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.


Author: Dick Thompson
Publisher: Edizioni Savine
ISBN: 8896365627
Format: PDF, ePub
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THE STORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST MODERN TRUE SPORTS CAR ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): “ For nearly a quarter of a century the American highway was without a domestic automobile which could accurately be labeled a true sports car. The names Stutz, Mercer, Dusenberg, Kissell and a host of others—including some as recent as Cord and Auburn have almost vanished from the American automotive vocabulary. The names and the magic they invoked are almost meaningless to the present generation of Americans. No native name to replace them appeared until 1952 when the Chevrolet Division of the General Motors Corporation gave birth to the Corvette ...”

Engines of Change

Author: Paul Ingrassia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145164065X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A narrative like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience— from the Model T to the Prius. From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66, from the lore of Jack Kerouac to the sex appeal of the Hot Rod, America’s history is a vehicular history—an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia. Ingrassia offers a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the Corvette, the Beetle, and the Chevy Corvair, as well as the personalities and tales behind them: Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, John Z. DeLorean’s Pontiac GTO , Henry Ford’s Model T, as well as Honda’s Accord, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jeep, among others. Through these cars and these characters, Ingrassia shows how the car has expressed the particularly American tension between the lure of freedom and the obligations of utility. He also takes us through the rise of American manufacturing, the suburbanization of the country, the birth of the hippie and the yuppie, the emancipation of women, and many more fateful episodes and eras, including the car’s unintended consequences: trial lawyers, energy crises, and urban sprawl. Narrative history of the highest caliber, Engines of Change is an entirely edifying new way to look at the American story.