If you owned a car in 1960s Britain, then you'll love this blast back in time to when driving was still fun, highway speed limits were unheard-of (well, until 1965 anyway), and buying a new car was a thrilling family event. It was a golden period for iconic classic cars - the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra and MGB - but also a time when British manufacturers really got their act together with stylish family models. Who can forget great little runabouts with evocative names like Anglia, Herald, Imp, Viva, Cortina and Hunter? Meanwhile, Rovers, Triumphs and Jags were delighting executives as they cruised along near-empty motorways. It was too good to last, of course, with regulations looming and fancy foreign cars creeping on to Britain's driveways by the end of the decade. In this richly illustrated book, Giles Chapman recalls all the key cars of the era that you probably owned - or at least coveted - and brings the swinging '60s back to life.
Giles Chapmanis an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. Hehas been editor of "Classic & Sports Car," the world s best-selling classic car magazine, andis the author of more than 15 books including "Chapman's CarCompendium," "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles," "My Dad Had One Of Those," and "TheWorst Cars Ever Sold.""