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||2138. BENTLEY 4.5 LITRE SUPERCHARGED. Foulis 'Autofolio' publication on the famous "blower" Bentley. More than a simple picture book, this has period advertisements, technical pictures of the oily bits (it is published by Haynes after all!) and a lot of good information on the known history of each chassis. Hardback in good condition. 8in x 10in. pp. 72. £10
||2118. JAGUAR GUIDE - John Bentley. Rare 1957 American volume on the history and development of Jaguar cars to date. Fully illustrated and with lots of information (SU needle charts and advice on brake pad changing in the maintenance chapter) Softcover item in very good condition (minor edge rubbing, clean and tight binding) 5.5in x 8.5in pp.124 £22
||2116. W.D. & H.O. WILLS RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 1970/1971. LYDDEN Programme. Original programme for this event giving entrant details (driver and vehicle). Some crease/ edge rubbing but intact and clean. Some pen note on the back cover but otherwise unwritten. 5.5in x 8.5in 8 pages including covers. £8
||2108. MERCEDES BENZ. A Collection of odd and intriguing facts about Mercedes-Benz Automobiles. - Produced by Mercedes-Benz Sales in South Bend, Indiana, this was showroom literature in 1961. Lots of little snippets of information, but more of a collectors item than a work of reference. Softcover item in good condition bar a couple of notes in pen inside and what look like dollar calculations on the back cover. - working out finance on a new Merc perhaps? 5.5 in x 8in pp.8 £5
||2102. BARRY SHEENE. - The Biography. Stuart Barker 2003. Written by 'Motor Cycle News' journalist Barker- the only journalist to have ridden on the road with Sheene, this is a very full biography of the hugely popular world champion right up to his untimely death in 2003. Full of anecdotes, as you'd imagine, An appendix of major career results and colour photos. Hardback with dustwrapper in excellent condition. 6in x 9.5in. pp.336 £20
|2101. THE EARLY HISTORY OF MOTORING - Claude Johnson 1927. Claude Johnson was first secretary of the Royal Automobile Club and one of the pioneers of motoring. He was pivotal in the early days of Rolls-Royce for example. This is a very luxurious book, with wonderful full-page advertisements (many in full colour) not just for automotive items but things like Pianos, shotguns and Chinese jade carvings. - definitely aimed at the country house set! The text is authoritative, and illustrated throughout with photographs and engravings. Tipped-in photograph of Claude Johnson and a wonderful heraldic-style bookmark, bound to the spine with blue cord and advertising Rolls-Royce. Hardback without dustwrapper in very good condition (a few marks and rubbing to the cover boards but nothing serious and remarkable for a nearly 90 year old book!) Very clean and still tightly bound inside. This copy was the property of the author Roland King-Farlow and bears his bookplate. 7.5in x 10in. pp. 144. £75
||2100. LUTON HOO SPEED TRIAL. Sept. 15th 1923. A fine winner's medal issued by the ACU South Midland Centre and awarded to "C PAUL ... 1000cc Car Expt. 1st" . Cyril Paul went on to drive Rileys, MGs and for E.R.A. competing at all levels, including at Le Mans and Brooklands, co-driving with John Cobb. The medal is 1.25 in (32mm) diameter. enamelled and engraved. £100
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