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Cars of the United States - Cunningham C7, Merkur Scorpio, Commuter Cars Tango, Laforza, Checker Marathon, Pierce-Arrow Town Car (Paperback) Loot Price: R271
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Cars of the United States - Cunningham C7, Merkur Scorpio, Commuter Cars Tango, Laforza, Checker Marathon, Pierce-Arrow Town...

Cars of the United States - Cunningham C7, Merkur Scorpio, Commuter Cars Tango, Laforza, Checker Marathon, Pierce-Arrow Town Car (Paperback)

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Chapters: Cunningham C7, Merkur Scorpio, Commuter Cars Tango, Laforza, Checker Marathon, Pierce-Arrow Town Car, Fiberfab Valkyrie, Solectria Force, American Austin, Fiberfab Avenger Gt, Brammo Enertia Gt, Checker Superba, 1911 Overland Octoauto, Tarkington, Tri-Magnum, Fisker Latigo Cs, Paxton Phoenix, Nu-Klea Starlite, Aspira Sl-C, Ben Hur, Asardo, Tri5's, Hennessey Venom Gt. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 67. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Cunningham C-7 Grand Touring car was first introduced to the public at the 2001 Detroit International . Had it gone into production, the C-7 would have represented the most expensive and perhaps the finest performance vehicle America has ever produced. How it came into being is a small chapter in America's automotive history. Immediately after World War II, one well known American was aware of the rapid recovery of the European economy, especially the European automobile industry. Within four years of war's end some European firms such as Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Talbot, Aston Martin, Bentley, etc., were already offering Grand Touring cars and sports cars. This was high end automotive product, not "one offs" built for their respective home markets, but series production for export to the United States. Despite the fact that American machinery had won the war, this nation had nothing automotive to offer that was comparable to the Europeans even though America's industrial landscape had not been devastated by war. Perhaps others had this same realization, that the industrial giant that America had become could not or would not offer anything comparable to a Ferrari or a Jaguar, but Briggs Swift Cunningham II of Greens Farms, Connecticut could do something about it since he was wealthy. His family had funded the founding...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2417720

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-99205-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-99205-2
Barcode: 9781156992050

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