Few nations have had such an enduring love affair with the automobile as the United States. American Auto Legends presents more than 50 of the most remarkable American cars ever produced, from the ‘horseless carriages’ of the early 1900s to the sleek and ultra-efficient machines of the early twenty-first century. Following a brief introduction to the history of the US automotive industry, the selected models are arranged chronologically. Concise descriptions highlight the key features of each vehicle, while stunning images by one of America’s leading car photographers provide the reader with an unparalleled visual record. Featuring all the major US manufacturers – including Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln and Studebaker – this book is an essential and authoritative guide to the many legends of the American highway.
Michael Furman is one of the foremost car photographers working today. His clients include some of the most prestigious names in the automotive industry, among them Bentley, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.
Tracy Powell is a journalist and Managing Editor of Automobile Quarterly, and an expert on American automotive history. His writing has earned him several International Automotive Media Awards.
• The latest title in Merrell’s highly successful Auto Legends series
• Includes biographies of key figures in the US automobile industry, a full technical glossary and details of where the cars may be seen
• A lavishly illustrated book that will appeal to classic car enthusiasts worldwide
250 colour illustrations