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British Sports Cars (Paperback)

P&S History > British History Transport > Cars

By Richard Gunn
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Classic Vehicles
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781802820393
Published: 14th February 2023

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Britain has been responsible for some of the greatest and most varied sports cars ever built – the ‘Blower’ Bentleys of the 1920s, diminutive MGs of the 1930s, glamorous Jaguar E-types and Aston Martin DB5s of the 1960s, and beyond that the jaw-dropping Lotuses and McLarens of more recent times. This book charts the rich history of the UK’s most magnificent high-performance machines, from their primitive, pioneering days through today’s technologically advanced modern sports cars. Taking in some of the most admired and sought after cars ever created, it aims to show how, over nearly 140 years, these exciting, and sometimes extraordinary, vehicles developed. The author explores how speeds have risen, handling has been enhanced, styles have evolved and sophistication has increased. Illustrated with over 180 pictures, this fascinating story of the ups and downs of the world’s love affair with Britain’s sports cars is almost as dramatic and dynamic as the machines themselves.

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About Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn (born 28 May 1971) is a freelance British author, journalist and photographer with several transport-related books to his credit as writer, editor or contributor. He has also written for a number of magazines and websites, both in Britain and abroad. A noted British and Swedish car enthusiast, he is currently the editor-at-large of the UK-based Classic Car Weekly, which he joined in February 2000, as well as historical editor for The Moment magazine. In 2012, Richard was voted the UK's favourite motoring expert in an online poll run by Car Leasing UK.

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