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Lost Cars of the 1970s, Paperback / softback Book

Lost Cars of the 1970s Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Sixty diverse cars, sixty fascinating stories, sixty contrasting specifications, just one uniting factor: they're all forgotten, neglected or misunderstood classics.

The casualties and sideshows of motoring history from around the world finally get the recognition they deserve.

Revisit a motoring decade when fuel economy was top priority, the rotary engine rose and fell, and car-buyers wanted a hatchback and the latest styling and safety features.

Those that made the grade found global popularity - now meet the cars left behind.

Italy's clever plan to update the Mini; the French GT coupe with an extra seat; America's electric runabout that paved the way for Tesla; Britain's stylish, homespun sports cars; the Japanese limo meant to do 25mph; the 'safety car' turned into a Polish workhorse... each one enjoys a detailed review giving the context and thinking around them.

The terrific archive images also highlight thirty 1970s design specials and one-offs - even more amazing cars pointing to a future that never quite came true.

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