Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?

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keqwow
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Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?

Post by keqwow » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:45 pm

I am wondering if there are any encyclopedias of pre-1916 automobiles or any books of notes that contain a good collection of photos of the earliest automobiles? I guess im looking for a good coffee table book of photos but I'd also like a good reference book that contains some history of the early automobiles (really focusing on pre-1916)

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Re: Any good books focusing on pre-1916 automobiles?

Post by MochetVelo » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:30 pm

The best book is "The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942". It was recently reprinted. The photos are small, but the information is invaluable. Also, Floyd Clymer's books are fun. They're out-of-print, but you can find them online.

Phil

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Post by oldcarfudd » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:11 pm

There are several good books on specific makes of early cars. For Model T Fords, Bruce McCalley's book. For earlier Fords, Carl Pate's. For Franklins, Mark Chaplin's. For Pullmans, a little paperback called "Path to the Present". For Curved Dash Oldsmobiles, Gary Hoonsbeen's. For Stanleys, Kit Foster's.

Gil Fitzhugh the Elder

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Post by wjguthrie » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:47 am

Please refrain from restoring the survivors

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