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Art of the Bobber

By: Drate, Spencer; Salavetz, Judith; Mardikian, Alex

Price: $35.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Motorbooks: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008118


First edition. Red paper covered boards in unclipped dust jacket. Square folio. 224 pp. Color photos throughout. A primarily visual look at custom built and modified motorcycles that reflect the bobber style. Most are recently done, featuring work by Orange County Choppers, Covington's Cycle City, Fat City Cycles, Indian Larry, The Rat's Hole, Johnny Chop and many others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning, soiling, rubbing, wrinkling and edgewear to the jacket. Minor fad... View more info

A Busy Man's Textbook on Automobiles

By: Faurote, F.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lansing, MI, R.E. Olds Museum Assn. Inc. Publisher:

Seller ID: 009172


Brown printed wraps. 48 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A reproduction of the 1907 edition of this work, providing a detailed look at the components and mechanics of 1907 era cars/automobiles. With a section of Oldsmobile cars in the rear, as this was presumably issued to accompany new models from that company. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading. Light curling along the extremities. View more info

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Von Dutch. The Art, The Myth, The Legend

By: Ganahl, Pat; Roth, Ed "Big Daddy" (foreword)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: North Branch, MN, CarTech, Publisher: 2005

Seller ID: 007686


Glossy paper covered boards in unclipped jacket, with cover and jacket illustrations matching. Small, square folio. 191 pp. Color photos throughout. Isbn# 1884089984. A biography of Kenneth Howard, better known as Von Dutch. Von Dutch was a artist and pinstriper, becoming a cult figure among hot rodders and surfers during the 1950s and 60s, and perhaps best known for his striping and decorating of hot rods. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Jacket torn and creased at the ... View more info

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Motor-Car Touring Society of the City of New York 1907-1919

By: Hellman, Geoffrey T.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed at the George Grady Press: 1941

Seller ID: 008259


One of 125 copies. Brown paper covered boards. 41 pp., plus four black and white photos in the rear. A short work providing a brief history of the club and its members, as well as providing a chronologically arranged descriptive list of events. This includes menus, actions of members, etc. With a card laid in stating 'With A.E. Gallatin's Compliments,' Gallatin being one of the founders and president of the club. This is presumably Albert Eugene Gallatin, descendent of t... View more info

The New Necessity. The Culmination of a Century of Progress in Transportation. A century of progress series.

By: Kettering, Charles F.; Orth, Allen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, The Williams and Wilkins Company: 1932

Seller ID: 008742


Red cloth in dust jacket. 124 pp., plus ads in the rear. A work examining the history and evolution of the automobile as a mode of transportation, looking at its beginnings and its role as perhaps the most vital means of transport, whether people or products. This includes a look at the impact on travel, the economy, the business of auto-making, etc. POOR jacket on a GOOD book. Moderate to heavy darkening, dark scuffs and browning to the jacket. Minor to moderate soiling... View more info

Ice Racing in the Monadnock Region in the 1940s

By: Longe, Al (compiler)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lower Ashuelot, Self Published: 1998

Seller ID: 007503


Spiral bound with clear covers. 8 ½ by 11 inches. Unpaginated. Reproduced photos throughout, some of poor quality. A collection of articles reproduced from newspapers that covers various auto ice races and news of ice racing in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, spanning the 1940s. With a few reproduced full page photos from a private collection. This assembly mentions notable local racers, races, etc. GOOD+ condition. Some scuffing, soiling and wear to the clear co... View more info

Original Vw Beetle. The Guide to European Models (1945-1978), Mexican Beetles and New Beetle

By: Meredith, Laurence;Hughes, Mark

Price: $35.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, MBI Publishing: 1994

Seller ID: 001195


Expanded and updated edition. Hardcover in unclipped jacket. Isbn#1901432270. A look at the history of the VW Beetle from its inception to the 1990's with in depth data on model specifications, production changes, innovations, options and accessories, information on buying and restoring, Mexican Beetles, etc. Well illustrated with photos. One of the best books on the Beetle. VERY GOOD+ jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Minor soiling to the jacket. Some scuffing and minor wear ... View more info

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The American Pickup Truck

By: Mueller, Mike

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Osceola, WI, MBI Publishing Company/Easton Press: 1999

Seller ID: 007332


Green leather with gilt ruling and decorations. Pastedown color photo of a truck on the front cover. Silk endpapers. 160 pp., including index. No publication information from Easton Press on the interior, but their logo is present on the lower spine. With color photos throughout. A history of the production and evolution of the American pickup truck, covering its pre-history, minitrucks, modified pickups of the 1950s, the Ford Ranchero and the Chevrolet El Camino and oth... View more info

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Automobile and Machinery Illustrations. Made by the Caxton Company Designers, Engravers, Printers and Photographers

By: No Author Given

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., William Feathers/ Printers Inc: 1975

Seller ID: 002375


Unpaginated. In stiff paper wraps, saddle sewn. A collection of illustrations of automobiles and machinery, originally printed by the Caxton Company in 1907, in an effort to showcase their printing capabilities. In VERY GOOD condition. Upper and lower fore edge corners bumped with diagonal creases. A few faint horizontal creases present emanating from the binding. Some scuffing along the extremities. Very minor soiling. Inner text clean and solid with the lower corner bu... View more info

Corvette 1966-72 Shop Manual. Tune-up and Maintenance Guide

By: No Author Given

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Carbooks Inc.:

Seller ID: 005089


Un-paginated. With black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A manual to basic repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance for the 1966 to 1972 Corvette. GOOD condition with moderate soiling, minor staining and writing to the covers. General fading, scuffing and edgewear. Minor foxing and soiling to the page edges. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling. View more info

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Studebaker Motoring Accessories Catalog

By: No author Given

Price: $45.00

Publisher: No Place, Studebaker Corporation, Publisher:

Seller ID: 010174


No place, perhaps 1946 based on the code on the rear cover '5-15-46.' Blue and brown wraps, with hood ornaments on the front. Small folio, oblong format. 20 pp., including covers. Black and white illustrations throughout. A catalog of various accessories available for the Studebaker cars, including electronic turn signals, hood ornaments and winguards, automatic windshield washer, new innovations in radio, locking gas cap, etc. GOOD condition. Faint business stamp on the... View more info

Why Shift Gears? Drive in "High" all the time With Chrysler Fluid Drive

By: No author given

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, Chrysler, Presumed Publisher:

Seller ID: 010451


No place or date, circa 1941. Wraps. 12 pp., including covers. A promotional booklet discussing fluid drive by Chrysler, apparently an automatic transmission that eliminates the need for shifting gears. VERY GOOD condition. Light toning and edgewear. View more info

Superfinish: The Mark of Modernism. Developed by Chrysler

By: No author given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, Chrysler, Presumed Publisher:

Seller ID: 010452


No place or date, circa 1941. Wraps. 7 ¼ by 5 ¼ inches. 16 pp., including covers. Tan, black and white illustrations throughout, some cartoon style. A promotional booklet discussing the benefits and technical aspects of a new innovation in joining metal parts of a car, termed superfinish by Chrysler. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling. Small crease to the upper rear corners. Minor finger smudges to the rear cover. View more info

Automobile Map of Eastern Massachusetts.

By: No author Given

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Walker Lith and Pub. Co: 1909

Seller ID: 010923


Single sheet, folded, about 27 by 34 inches unfolded. Paper mounted on linen. A color road map of Eastern Massachusetts, depicting the Boston area, as well as parts of the North and South Shore. GOOD condition. Heavy browning, with moderate to heavy scattered soiling and staining to the map and linen. Ink stain to the Lynn area. View more info

The General Motors Family Album

By: No author given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, General Motors, Publisher:

Seller ID: 011773


No place or date, presumed early to mid 1960s, based on Frederic G. Donner's name listed as chairman. Cream folder with 5 loose plates. Oblong format. Plates measure approximately 8 by 11 inches, with the illustrations printed in black on gold foil, and tipped onto the larger thin matte paper. Brief note on the inside of the folder touting how far General Motors had come. Cars depicted include: Pontiac Coupe 1926, Chevrolet Royal Mail Roadster 1914, Buick Model C 1905, C... View more info

'71 Club Wagons by Ford. Club/Custom/Chateau. Promotional Booklet

By: No author Given

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, Ford, Presumed Publisher: 1970

Seller ID: 011990


Wraps. Quarto, approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches. 8 pp., including covers. Color photos and illustrations throughout. A promotional booklet advertising Ford Club Wagons (passenger vans), including conversion vans designed for camping or travel. Including basic specs for the vehicles, as well as optional custom features. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and scuffing to the covers. Light edgewear. Minor soiling to the rear cover. View more info

1982 Ford Mustang Promotional Sales Booklet

By: No author given.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, Ford, presumed Publisher:

Seller ID: 011574


No place or date, presumed circa 1982. Color photo illustrated wraps. Square quarto. 19 pp. Color photos throughout. A promotional sales booklet advertising the various models of the 1982 Ford Mustang, including the GLX series, and providing a look at the technical aspects and features of the various modes. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, rubbing and edgewear. A hint of a musty odor when opened. View more info

The Scrapbook Series I. Triumph

By: Robinson, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Horncastle, UK, Mortons Media Group, Publisher: 2008

Seller ID: 007979


Glossy color wraps. Small folio. A magazine style book. Approximately 130 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual look at the Triumph motorcyles , providing many photos accompanied by short descriptive captions and specifications. Interspersed throughout are lengthier sections giving the history and evolution of the Triumph motorcycle models and their designs. VERY GOOD condition. Price sticker on the lower front cover and rear cover. Light sc... View more info

The Scrapbook Series IV AMC. A.J.S. and Matchless

By: Robinson, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Horncastle, UK, Mortons Media Group, Publisher: 2011

Seller ID: 007980


Glossy color wraps. Small folio. A magazine style book. Approximately 130 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual look at the AJS and Matchless motorcycles produced by AMC, providing many photos accompanied by short descriptive captions and specifications. Interspersed throughout are lengthier sections giving the history and evolution of the motorcycles and their designs. VERY GOOD condition. Remains of a price sticker on the lower front cover... View more info

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The Enthusiast. A Magazine for Motorcyclists. December, 1948

By: Various Authors

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, Publisher: 1948

Seller ID: 007710


Black and white photo illustrated wraps. 24 pp., including covers. Black and white photos throughout. A single issue of this magazine devoted to motorcycles and motorcycling, mostly as relating to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This issue contains an article on driving through Hell's Canyon in Oregon; Bill Miller and Bill Douglas and their wins at T.T. Championships; brief coverage of various races, and many pages of news from various motorcycle clubs, etc. All with photos... View more info