Very Good in Acceptable jacket. Motorbooks International [Published date: 1978]. Hard cover, 166 pp. No other printings listed. Very good in acceptable dust jacket. Pale blue faux leather paper over boards with blind stamped emblem on front covers. Light bumping and scuffing to edges and corners of covers with a bit of the color scuffed off along edges. Binding tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a 3" tear running from the bottom edge of the front cover near the spine and several other smaller chips and tears and creasing along edges. Moderate overall scuffing and light soiling and fading to jacket as well with the color scuffed off along edges. NOT price clipped. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. [From front jacket flap] BUICK: THE POSTWAR YEARS is a comprehensiveyear-by-year account of one of the most important marques in the American automotive industry during the period following World War II. A vital part of General Motors, Buick achieved a prestigious reputation for its quality, especially through engineering advances and product planning. Abounding in technical detail, Buick's most important developments are explainedfully here, like the straight-eight engine, the Dynaflow automatie transmission, and Buick's brake and power steering systems. Both technical and styling changes in the Buick production models-such as the Electra, Special, Super, Roadmaster and Century-and Buick's unique show/experimental cars are traced through the 1978 offerings. Other significant changes that affected Buick as well as the rest of CM, like the evolution of the Fisher A-, B-and C-body cars and the adaptation of the powerful V-8 engine (and later, when compact cars were being developed, the CV-6) are also included. Through the contributions of Harlow ("Red") Curtice, Harley Earl, Charles Chayne and other leaders, a tradition of excellence was established and then occasionally tarnished throughout the ups and downs of Buick's history. Rounding out this interesting book are chapters on Buick's response to the market demand for smaller cars, the development of the beautiful Riviera and the directions toward which Buick moved in response to the special requirements of energy conservations and pollution control. Jan P. Norbye is an experienced automotive writer. he has written several books and is currently an editor of Automotive News, Jim Dunne is an automotive editor for Popular Science.
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