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First book in the Great Cars Series - Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 4 WPD, by Philip Porter
ERA R4D - The Autobiography of R4D, by J. Mac Hulbert

Great Cars Series

The most prestigious series of motoring books ever produced. Great cars, great authors, great quality. Each book is devoted to a single, famous car but also sets the scene and covers the drivers and the competition. Each book has 320 pages, over 275 period photographs, new studio photography, 60,000+ words and measures 285mm x 235mm (11.5in x 9.5in).

1

Jaguar Lightweight E-type

The autobiography of 4 WPD

by Philip Porter

This Great Cars Series book outlines in exhaustive detail the history of the most important competition Jaguar E-type.

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First book in the Great Cars Series - Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 4 WPD, by Philip Porter

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

 

Collectors' Edition

£1,200

2

The second title in our Great Cars series. Its subject is the Porsche 917 that won Le Mans in 1970. Author Ian Wagstaff tells the epic story of that race, and the six other World Sports Car Championship events in which chassis 023 took part, and concludes that the car should never have won the 24 Hours.

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Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed)  Edition

£250

3

Jaguar D-type

The Autobiography of XKD 504

by Philip Porter & Chas Parker

This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar
D-types – a car that has raced more than any other D-type.

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Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504, by Philip Porter and Chas Parker de Luxe edition of Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

4

Ferrari 250 GT

Short Wheelbase

The Autobiography of 2119 GT

by Doug Nye

Written by Doug Nye,with three chapters by Ross Brawn

This superb book tells the story of the finest example of a glorious breed of Ferrari, the 250 GT Short Wheelbase, which combined a great engine with a fine chassis and a beautiful body to become one of the most revered Ferraris.

(signed copies only available direct from us)

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

5

Maserati 250F

The Autobiography of 2528

by Ian Wagstaff

The Autobiography of 2528. This fabulous ex-Fangio 250F has been owned by the Corner family for many years.

Maserati 250F - The Autobiography of 2528, by Ian Wagstaff

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Standard (signed) Edition

£60

6

ERA R4D

The Autobiography of R4D

by J. Mac Hulbert

 

The famous cars made by ERA (English Racing Automobiles) epitomise British motor racing during the 1930s and have a very special place in the affections of patriotic enthusiasts. This magnificent book tells the story of a uniquely historic example that has competed almost without a break for 80 years and achieved innumerable successes.

ERA R4D - The Autobiography of R4D, by J. Mac Hulbert de Luxe edition of ERA R4D.  Copies of this edition are all signed by J. Mac Hulbert, Julian Bronson, Duncan Ricketts & Brian Fidler

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Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

7

Ferrari 250 GTO

The Autobiography of 4153 GT

by Keith Bluemel

 

Available now!

This magnificent book tells the story of a Ferrari 250 GTO with a particularly interesting and varied history.  The car is chassis number 4153 GT and it won the Tour de France - an arduous 10-day race-cum-rally - in the hands of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in 1964.

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Ferrari 250 GTO - The Autobiography of 4153 GT, by Keith Bluemel A very special de luxe edition of Ferrari 250 GTO, by Keith Bluemel.  This is a magnificent book on 4153 GT.

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

8

This exhaustive book tells the story of the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type that was famously given an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College, London, for the 1964 season. Driven by Peter Lumsden and Peter Sargent, the sleek car proved its high-speed potential by running third in the GT class at Le Mans that year until forced to retire soon after nightfall, but three months later it achieved a prestigious result – best-placed E-type and fifth in the GT class – at the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. Known by its registration number, 49 FXN, this celebrated Lightweight E-type has remained active for most of its life, and the exploits of a succession of notable owners form a fascinating aspect of the book.

The eighth book in the Great Cars Series

Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 49 FXN, by Philip Porter & James Page

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Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 49 FXN, by Philip Porter & James Page

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Standard Edition

£60

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This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names of Briggs Cunningham and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) stand out. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by a fine collection of period photographs. Any Jaguar enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the ‘Great Cars’ series.

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10

Lotus 18

The autobiography of Stirling Moss’s ‘912’

by Ian Wagstaff

The tenth book in the Great Cars Series

This lavish book tells the story of the car in which Stirling Moss achieved two of his most famous Grand Prix victories. The first World Championship race of the 1½-litre Formula 1 era introduced for 1961 was the Monaco Grand Prix and Ferrari’s powerful new ‘shark-nose’ cars were expected to dominate it, but Moss used all his craft and guile to take a celebrated win in his Lotus 18. Although Ferrari did prove to be the dominant force that season, Moss scored a second success in this same car, chassis number 912, at the Nürburgring, a race that turned out to be the last World Championship Formula 1 victory of his career. The car’s entire 1961 season, and its subsequent life, is covered in fascinating detail in this ‘Great Cars’ book, supported by a fine collection of period photographs.

Publication date September

 

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Standard Edition

£60

Jaguar C-type - The Autobiography of XKC 051, by Philip Porter & Chas Parker

Publication date

early August

 

 

 

Standard Edition

£60

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