Cool Cars by Quentin Willson

By Quentin Willson

Note: formerly released as nice Car

A finished and compact advisor to the world's most sensible autos, Cool Cars positive aspects greater than 100 vintage autos, from the Bentley R-Type Continental and the Buick Roadmaster to the Datsun 240Z and the Lamborghini Countach.

Stunning multi-angle images finds the genuine craftsmanship and wonder of those vintage autos, whereas the textual content will pay tribute to every automobile and explains why it's destined to be a vintage. Cool Cars is a must have present for motor fanatics all over the place.

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17 mpg (6 km/l) 42 Audi Quattro Sport LIMITED EDITION Of the 1,700 Audis produced each day in the mid-1980s, only three were Quattros, and of a year’s output only a tiny amount were Sports. REAR LIGHTS Darkened rear lights were included across the whole Quattro line in 1984. FOUR-SEATER? While it looked like a four-seater, in practice only two could fit in. ARCHES Box wheel arches are a Quattro hallmark, and essential to cover the fat 9Jx15 wheels. RIDE QUALITY Though the ride was harder than on normal Quattros, steering was quicker.

SPECIFICATIONS MODEL Austin Mini Cooper (1963–69) PRODUCTION 145,000 (all models) BODY STYLE Sedan. CONSTRUCTION All steel two-door monocoque mounted on front and rear sub-frames. ENGINES Four-cylinder 970cc/ 997cc/998cc/1071cc/1275cc. POWER OUTPUT 65 bhp at 6500 rpm to 76 bhp at 5800 rpm. TRANSMISSION Four-speed, no synchromesh on first. SUSPENSION Independent front and rear suspension with rubber cones and wishbones (Hydrolastic from late 1964). BRAKES Lockheed front discs with rear drums. C.

DUAL LIGHTS Sidelights doubled as flashing indicators. Donald Healey’s original design incorporated retracting headlights like the later Lotus Elan (see pages 344–45), but extra cost ruled these out. As it was, the protruding headlight pods created a car with a character all of its own. The complex one-piece hood in which the lamps are set is made up of four main panels. Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 51 LATER INCARNATION The design has a classic simplicity, free of needless chrome embellishment; there is no external door handle to interrupt the flowing flanks.

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