Best Loved Cars of the World by John Plummer

By John Plummer

Like such a lot innovations of the final hundred years the motor vehicle is basically utilitarian, but it has collected for itself extra romance and nostalgia than any comparable invention. because the moment global warfare its historical past has attracted the eye of many writers either scholarly and well known, and it could appear that there has been little new which may be stated at the topic. notwithstanding with this gorgeous booklet one feels that John Plummer and his publishers have produced a piece that's clean in its technique, authoritative and straightforward to learn, and intensely beautiful to examine. For older readers who bear in mind seeing and using those positive autos, and the more youthful new release who are looking to trap the ambience of a previous age.

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International and Le Mans versions had dry sump lubrication, with the oil stored in a tank remote from the engine. This feature, not unknown in racing cars but extremely rare on a road machine, ensured adequate oil cooling, maintained uninterrupted lubrication during very hard cornering, and allowed the engine to be mounted lower in the car, thus increasing stability. 7m), stroke in line. 99mm Bore on all four wheels. 9m), displacement 1495cc(91cu in). Chain driven overhead camshaft. Twin SU Magneto ignition, RAC 9hp.

But the plates, De Dietrich is merely a copy: it simply illustrates how quickly certain car design became accepted as the established pattern. not conventions in Specification Engine: Four cylinders, 120mm (4. 7in), stroke in line 120mm Bore (4. 7in), displacement 5428cc (33 leu in) Automatic inlet valves, side exhaust tion. Low magneto igniNominal horsepower rating, 24. valves tension Transmission Clone clutch, fourspeed sliding pinion gearbox, final drive by side chains to live axle. ba Brakes: Footbrake on transmission, handbrake on rear wheels (externally contracting type).

Litre 'blower' Bentley. The supercharger protrudes beneath the radiator between the chassis dumb-irons, with a stoneguard over the twin SU carburetors which feed it. The short chassis and typically massive Bentley construction give the car a purposeful, solid appearance. To meet contemporary sports car racing regulations, Bentleys competed in the form shown, with four-seater bodywork and full road-going trim. During the 1930 season, while the factory progressed to racing the six-cylinder 6^ litre model, a team of three 4i litre supercharged cars was entered by the Hon.

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