This Friday: Comprehensive, informative, fascinating, etc. Over 200 American makes, from the familiar to the unknown. But wait for the Friday sale.
I have a copy of this book and it is great reading (be warned, the print is pretty small).
The number of car manufacturers who came and went during this period is staggering!
Krause Publications (Iola, WI) also puts together a comprehensive 'Old Cars Price Guide' (Quarterly), reporting sales and auction prices from across the country. There is a 'grading system' from the 'Factory - Never Driven' down to 'parts cars'. I've gone to a book store that carries it when I just want the latest copy.
Egads, that's a deal!! Thanks for posting Steve!
Thanks Steve! Think I'll treat myself to an early Christmas present. And notice, I still say "CHRISTmas"!!!
Yes, this is a grand book and you will Never beat this price. It even mentions the vehicles made here in my home town.
Wow! I have it, and use it a lot. My copy is well worn. Among other things, I read about eighty percent of it from cover to cover researching my gasoline carriage. A lot of interesting trivia in it. Did you know that the Wright brothers built an automobile? But it wasn't Orville or Wilbur.
Not a lot of detail about most cars. But a good quick reference for many of them.
I would recommend it for anyone with a general interest in the minutia of automobile history. Especially at that price. I think I paid about $40 for mine almost twenty years ago.
Thank you Steve, for the heads up!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Well, someone must have 'seen the light' as the latest email about Black Friday sale now shows it at $27.50, not $11.50. I wondered yesterday, as when I clicked on the link the price wasn't $11.50. Probably still a good deal, but not the steal we thought it would be!
Well, someone must have 'seen the light' as the latest email about Black Friday sale now shows it at $37.50, not $11.50. I wondered yesterday, as when I clicked on the link the price wasn't $11.50. Probably still a good deal, but not the steal we thought it would be!
It's not Friday yet. Let's take a look then and see what happens.
The book was out of print for several years driving up the price of used copies several times. I got one of the last 3rd edition copies before the supply dried up. When they decided to issue a new printing I ordered a new copy only to find it was an exact copy of the 3rd edition. I was some what disappointed as I was hoping to find additional cars in the new printing. Especially since I had supplied information on a couple cars not previously listed.
Steve - You were right about waiting 'till Friday,..."and see what happens".
My wife just ordered the book for me for my birthday. Just so everybody knows, she said that they will gladly sell you the book for $37.50, HOWEVER, my wife explained to the girl she talked to that there is a special "BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL", at which time, the girl acted surprised and did some more computer work, and as it ended up, my wife got the book for $11.50, plus shipping for a total of $15.49.
The phone number my wife called was (855)-842-5268, then option #3.
Just thought I'd post this so everybody knows that the $11.50 thing really works, but you have to ask for it specifically, and depending where you are in the U.S.A., be sure to call during "business hours" today. FWIW,........harold
Oops! I forgot to say,......"THANKS Steve"!!!
Just thought I'd bump this up to the top and say "thanks again" to Steve Jelf for the "great deal" tip and to advise that it really did work!
Received my huge book entitled,..."Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805 - 1942 (3rd edition) last week. This huge $75.00 book for a total of $15.49 including shipping was exactly what Steve described as,...."A great deal"! This beautifully illustrated and fully indexed book contains 1612 pages would you believe, and is about the size of one of the old 3" or 4" thick large city phone books and weighs a whopping 7 pounds! At today's rates,....even the shipping cost was a heck of a deal!
I'm hoping that quite a few forum guys also took advantage of this great "tip" from Steve Jelf,.....thanks again Steve,.....harold
FYI - If you click on the link above provided by Steve you'll find that the same book from the same source is now $52.49.
It was a great deal!! Thanks Steve!
A friend ordered 3 copies at the reduced price, and all he got were CD's. You guys got the big book at the original price? Nice....
Yes, got mine. Now that I know a perfect 1909 town
car is worth 23K in #1 condition I'll be looking for
one. Thanks Steve. Nice book for reference.
And, it is over 2 1/2 " thick. Lots of great information without having to Google.