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Archive of 45 Letters on Sales of Early Vintage Cars

Archive of 45 Letters on Sales of Early Vintage Cars

by Jackson Automotive Company

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Background: The Jackson Automotive Company was known for its extraordinarily well built cars; particularly, their luxury models built in 1914 with the Jackson Imperial at $1885.00 being their largest and most expensive and while sales were made all across the Eastern United States, the New York sales division was where the greatest number of sales took place. Earlier their focus was on racing cars and in 1908 the Jackson entry led at the Indianapolis 500 which was stopped at 235 miles due to poor track conditions and a deadly wreck; therefore, the organizers refused to declare a winner. After entering three race cars in the 1911 Indianapolis 500 they moved to emphasizing beautiful cars instead of the racing variety and at one time had 500 works producing 2,000 cars a year before the assembly line concept was introduced. E.A. Dorflinger with whom they worked closely and whose letters are in this collection was known for his craftsmanship and entrepreneurial life. Among the enclosed papers is the… Read More
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Ford Motor Company's First Ad! Public Opinion Journal Complete Huge Set 1887 to 1906 38 Volumes...
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Ford Motor Company's First Ad! Public Opinion Journal Complete Huge Set 1887 to 1906 38 Volumes in 33 Bindings

by Various

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1887. Leather. Very Good. 9.5 x 12.5. Original Public Opinion Journal Complete RARE Huge Set Collection of 1887 to 1906 38 Volumes in 33 Bindings made up of 988 weekly journals, over 35,000 pages, over 400 pounds. Condition: Good to Fine, most in Very Good, #3 through #29 are half leather and paper or half leather and buckram, #30 through #40 are dark green cloth bound. Some of the leather volumes have spine cracks, hinge surface cracks, 4 volumes have hinge repair, #3 through #18 are of a dark red leather binding, all leather treated with Klucel G consolidate. volumes 21 to 40 are exlibrary and have gilt lettering of library on spine cover and some stamps inside those, some have loose weekly title pages, 9.5 x 12.5 tall. Over 400 pounds
Motto of: A Comprehensive Summary of The Press Throughout the World on all Important Current Topics Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.
Each of the 40 Volumes (which is usually 6 months of 26 weekly journals) has a nice Index at the beginning.
Public Opinion was a… Read More
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The George Washington Bridge, 1931 - 1962
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The George Washington Bridge, 1931 - 1962

by Port of New York Authority

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Very Good softcover. Staple bound with pictorial thin card covers. Front cover is bright and clean with full autograph signatures of New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and of New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes in blue ink; rear cover is bright and clean but for few small, light coffee stains and very slight age darkening at tail edge; tightly bound; bright, clean interior; rear pocket is intact with three color reproductions of the bridge in Fine condition. Cf, OCLC #10504670 "Brochure on the history, design and construction, engineers, etc., involved, from the original opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 to the opening of the second deck of the George Washington Bridge in 1962.". Original envelope from Port of New York Authority laid in is scuffed, lightly soiled with chips and tears along edges.
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Remembering The Shelby Years,1962-1969 (Signed By Carroll Shelby)
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Remembering The Shelby Years,1962-1969 (Signed By Carroll Shelby)

by Friedman, Dave; Shelby, Carroll (Foreword)

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No Edition Stated
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Hardcover
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Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1998. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. 0966779894 . Inscribed "Thanks Tom - Carroll Shelby" on Foreword page; author's name is misspelled on spine; book has very light edgewear, very teeny tiny chip to bottom edge of half-title page, bottom corner of front cover slightly bumped, tiny bump to fore-edge of rear cover; in slipcase that has light shelfwear, small bump to edge of opening, tiny poke hole to rear that doesn't go through all the way; numerous b/w photos ; 322 pages; Signed by Contributor .
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The Complete Official Triumph TR4 & TR4A 1961-1968

The Complete Official Triumph TR4 & TR4A 1961-1968: Comprising the official driver's handbook, workshop manual, competition preparation manual,

by anon

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The Complete Official Triumph TR4 & TR4A 1961-1968 Comprising the official driver's handbook, workshop manual, competition preparation manualRobert Bentley, Inc., Mass. USA, 1975. acceptable. Soft card wraps, 394 pp, b/w diagram and photo illustrations, pages hole punched and held together with wire and a file holder. Well used copy, heavily creased cover, page edges dirt stained. SCARCE.Triumph TR4, Triumph TR4A, official car manual, Bentley41117 TRANS road - car manual £300.00
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Bottom View Auto Body & frame DIMENSION CHARTS 1973

Bottom View Auto Body & frame DIMENSION CHARTS 1973

by Harry M. Depew

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First Edition.
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LANSING, MICHIGAN: TRU-WAY CO., 1973 Book. Very Good (+) Book. Spiral Bound. First Edition.. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Red oblong metal spiral bound book with heavy black title. Rare automotive book showing 1973 body frame diagrams and specifications. Just a few of the cars included in this (starting from front): American Motors - Javelin-AMX, American Motors Gremlin-Hornet, American Motors-Matador-Ambassador, Buick Electra, Buick LeSabre-Centurion, Buick, Buick Riviera, Buick Century - G S, Cadillac, Cadillac Eldorado, Chevrolet, Chevelle, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Vega, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Corvette, Chrysler, Chrysler Imperial, Dodge Monaco-Polara, Dodge, Dodge Dart, and many more!! About 8-3/4 x 11-1/2 oblong . Just mild cover wear with some light creases & nice clean pages. Very scarce!!! .
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TLS from Head of B.S.A. Motor Bicycles and Programs for Funftes and 6. Hainberg Rennen,, 1927-1928
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TLS from Head of B.S.A. Motor Bicycles and Programs for Funftes and 6. Hainberg Rennen,, 1927-1928

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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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Paperback
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Gottingen, Germany : Gottinger Automobil - Club, 1927. RARE TLS from Ernst H. Diepholz, Generalvertreter fur Deutschland, B.S.A Motor Bicycles, under his company letterhead, dated 24th Nov., 1927, to British motorcycle racer R.E. Atkinson. Herr Diepholz begins the letter by congratulating Atkinson on his win at that year's Hainberg Rennen ( Atkinson was the winner of the Class B 350ccm race). He then goes on to inform him that B.S.A. is sending him "some spares for your machine free of charge". And concludes by offering to give Atkinson "a special 350 ccm BSA Super Sport motorcycle" should he be willing to enter "the Grand Prix of Europe for motorcycles (which) takes place on the Nurnberg Ring near Cologne on the 2nd or 3rd of July". Those races in 1928 would have marked the 2nd year of racing at Nurburgring ( if they were held- I am unable to find any information on motorcycle races winners, etc.). Along with what were apparently Atkinson's RARE programs for the… Read More
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SIGNED Official Program Terre Haute Fairgrounds - 1958  Midget Car Races
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SIGNED Official Program Terre Haute Fairgrounds - 1958 Midget Car Races

by SIGNED By A. J. Foyt, Eddie Sachs. Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz, Ed Elisian , Joe Barzda

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Terre Haute, IN: Terre Haute Fairgrounds Speedway, 1958. A fantastic piece of Midwest dirt track racing history, SIGNED by legendary drivers A.J. Foyt, Eddie Sachs. Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz, Ed Elisian , and Joe Barzda, with 2 more signatures too faint for me to decipher. SIGNED in ink front cover by Foyt, George, Sachs, and Hinnershitz, in pencil ( right margin) by Barzda, at rear cover in ink by Ed Elisian, and at his photo on page 7 in ink again by George. A.J. Foyt- the first 4-time winner of the Indy 500, a true racing legend. Eddie Sachs- known as the "Clown Prince of Auto Racing", who was killed in the 1964 Indy 500 won by Foyt, Elmer George- who retired from racing in 1963 and then served as vice-president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tommy Hinnershitz, "The Flying Dutchman" one of the most popular sprint-car drivers in racing history. Ed Elisian - who was killed in a USAC Champ car race crash at Milwaukee just a year later, in 1959. Joe Barzda - whose… Read More
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Ferrari 330 GT Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook
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Ferrari 330 GT Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook

by Ferrari

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1965. Paperback. Very Good. The 330 GT were V12-powered Ferraris produced from 1963-1968, this book appears to have been sold along with the 2+2 Series II. 106 pp., printed in Italian, French, and English. Original manual, not a facsimile. Black front cover with photo of 330 GT, red rear cover, no title to spine. Interior of front cover is red with Ferrari logo near hinge, title page specifies "300/GT 1965", and "modifications introduced in respect of the 1964- 330/GT". Five pages of modifications, followed by 1965 330/GT operation guide. Chapters include: general specification, running instructions, lubrication, routine maintenance, chassis servicing, electrical installation, and tool kit. Detailed diagrams and photos throughout. Condition: Edges of covers are rubbed, spine is rubbed. Binding is tight and sturdy, pages are clean and without any marks. Ferrari dealership (Luigi Chinetti Motors) stamp on front free endpaper. Necessary for any owner of a 330 GT, or Ferrari enthusiast.
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TM 9-727C Technical Manual Light Tank M5A1
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TM 9-727C Technical Manual Light Tank M5A1

by War Department

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Paperback with stapled binding 364 pages. Condition Good NO Dust Jacket War Department December 22, 1942 printing. Nice, tight, square copy with a small tear to the top cover and some stains on covers. Previous owner's signature on cover and title page. The usual yellowing with minor signs of wear and/or age.The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II. The Light Tank M5A1 was the ultimate development of the Stuart tank family. Stuarts were the first American-crewed tanks in World War II to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat.
This manual has two sections: Operating Instructions and Organization Instructions. First section is a detailed users manual describing how to operate the controls and armament of the M5A1 Stuart. Preventative maintenance, tools and equipment are described.
Section two contains detailed instructions for the repair of each system of the vehicle. Engine, electrical, transmission, tracks, suspension, hull and turret are covered.… Read More
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BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors,  Volumes 1,2 & 3 � signed by 36 team members
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BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors, Volumes 1,2 & 3 � signed by 36 team members

by NYE, Doug and RUDD, Tony

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Used - F/NF
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1st Edition
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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
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Motor Racing Publications, 1994, 2003, 2008 1994. 1st Edition. Hardcover. F/NF. Limited Edition of the Standard Binding set (2,200). Green boards with gilt titles to the spine, buff endpapers and publisher's original dust jackets, each with a different photograph and superimposed car outline. Editions numbered 1417, 565 & 1088. Volume 1 has been signed directly by 36 team members, 31 to the front free endpaper and 5 to the dedication page. Vol.1: The Front Engined Cars � a fine copy noting a small crease in the bottom right corner of the front panel and ghosting from the signatures on the dedication page through to the title page. Vol.2: Spaceframe Cars � a fine copy. Vol.3: Monocoque V8 Cars � a fine book in a near fine dust jacket, its back panel having some light scoring and a 1.5cm closed tear at its bottom edge. All dust jackets are now protected by a clear removable cover. The team signatures are as follows: LH Column ~ Colin Atkins, Engine Build Shop-Foreman * Ben Casey, Racing… Read More
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(Automobile - Touring)  Officlal Guide to Mexico of the American Automobile Association
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(Automobile - Touring) Officlal Guide to Mexico of the American Automobile Association

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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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Washington, D.C.: American Automobile Association , 1939. RARE automobile travel guide, not located at OCLC, not found in online searches. Near Fine, wrappers lightly soiled. 72 pages, maps, large fold-out map of Mexico at rear. spreads to 16 1/2" x 15" is Near Fine with a small corner crease. With 11 routes with maps. Cover reads : "This Official Guide to Mexico of the American Automobile Association is presented to you through courtesy of Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc, S. A. of Monterrey, Mex. makers of the finest and most popular beers in Mexico * CARTA BLANC - Bohemia". . First Edition. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine. 9 1/4" x 4 7/8".
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MGC: Abingdon's Grand Tourer
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MGC: Abingdon's Grand Tourer

by Robson, Graham; Green, Malcolm

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1st Edition
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Surrey, United Kingdom : Magna Press, 1996. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. In Very Good Used Condition. Name On Title Page In Ink. Yellow Highlighting Throughout. May Have Minor Shelf Wear To Dust Jacket. - For More Information On Condition. Please See All Photos. ~ Vintage 1996 - 1St Edition, Limited Edition Of 1,000 Copies, Has Never Been Reissued. Abingdon's Grand Tourer By Graham Robson. Book Covers All Aspects Of The Mgc : Development, Model Launch, Ownership, Restoration, Buying Tips, And More. A Comprehensive Book Regarding A Truly Unique Automobile. A Must Have For Mgc Owners Or Potential Mgc Owners.
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Bugatti Magnum
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Bugatti Magnum

by H.G. Conway, with Maurice Sauzay

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Montreal, Quebec
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Osceola, Wisconsin, USA: Motorbooks International Publishers , 1989. Hardcover,folio, 33 cm, 13 inches, 559 pages. Folio blue cloth hardcover with large font silver titles on the spine, Bugatti logo on the covers. In silver patterned slipcase. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs. Printed in Torino. Lacks original Bugatti sticker on the slipcase. A lavishly produced book in very good condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio.
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Porsche Carrera 1953 - 1965
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Porsche Carrera 1953 - 1965: The Porsche 4 Cam Motor And the Early Years of Porsche Motorsports

by Rolf Sprenger / Steve Heinrichs

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You get one Porsche Carrera Early Years of Motorsports by Sprenger / Heinrichs 2015 HC book published by Delius Klasing Verlag GMbH in Germany. It does not come with a dust jacket. This item is in English. The UPC / ISBN numbers are 9783768837507 / 3768837505. Discover the fascinating world of Porsche motorsports during the early years from 1953 to 1965 with the Porsche Carrera Museum Edition by Rolf Spencer and Steve Heinrichs. This special edition book published by Delius Klasing Verlag features stunning photographs and insightful writings about the legendary Carrera models. This book is in very good condition with minimal wear to its corners and edges. The binding is tight and the book is complete with no loose pages. The pages are free of writing. This item is 9.5 inches tall by 12 inches wide. These measurements are approximations to give you an idea of the size of the book. Please see all pictures.
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