Rover 75 and MG ZT

Rover 75 and MG ZT

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood

Published: 2014-03-31

Total Pages: 367

ISBN-13: 1847976867

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From the moment of its launch in 1998, the Rover 75 caught the public's imagination. Here, at last, was a car that felt like traditional Rovers and had been designed in Britain. Rover 75 and MG ZT charts the evolution of the models from the early 1990s onwards including full production histories and comprehensive specification details. Contents include: the development and production of the Rover 75 under BMW in the 1990s; becoming the MG Rover Group - from BMW to Phoenix Venture Holdings; expanding the Rover 75 with Longbridge Rover Salooons and Tourers; the MG models of the new millennium - the ZT and ZT-T; monogram 75, the five-millionth Rover; a facelift for the cars with the new V8 engines; moving production to China and the end of the MG Rover Group. Illustrated with 267 colour photographs, this is essential reading for motoring enthusiasts and fans of the Rover brand.


MG Z Cars

MG Z Cars

Author: Craig Cheetham

Publisher:

Published: 2021-01-15

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9781398100954

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An illustrated inside look at the story of the cars designed to save MG Rover. This book is an essential guide to the MG Z cars.


MG V8

MG V8

Author: David Knowles

Publisher: Crowood

Published: 2013-03-01

Total Pages: 693

ISBN-13: 1847975178

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MG V8 tells in unprecedented detail the stories of some of the most powerful and exciting cars ever to wear the evocative MG octagon badge. Topics covered include: The story of each MG V8 model, from concept to development and production; Detailed information tables of notable cars and their chassis numbers for each model, plus special editions and colour charts; Interviews with the original MG V8 design and engineering teams; Background on development and testing work on each model; Rare input and insight from many of the outside suppliers and specialists who helped develop the cars; Information on sales and servicing literature, production changes, product placement, celebrity stories and much more. Illustrated with 400 pictures, including concept cars, design sketches and specially commissioned photography. For the first time, a complete and in-depth history of each of these remarkable MG V8 models. Covers concept through to development and production. Will be of great interest to all MG and motoring enthusiasts. Superbly illustrated with 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned. David Knowles is one of the foremost MG historians of his generation.


The Complete Book of Classic MG Cars

The Complete Book of Classic MG Cars

Author: Ross Alkureishi

Publisher: Motorbooks

Published: 2020-11-17

Total Pages: 246

ISBN-13: 0760367175

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The Complete Book of Classic MG Cars covers all the marque's collectible production saloons and sports cars, from the 14/28 and 14/40 sports cars to the iconic postwar convertibles like the MGA and MGB, as well as latter-day takes on the classic MG formula, such as the RV8. First produced in Oxford, England, in 1924, MG cars proved instantly appealing, with a cheeky spirit that would win the hearts of millions around the globe, not least of all in the United States. This was due in no small part to the fact that the price was as attractive as the styling and the performance. Inexpensive and fun became quintessential MG traits. In this installment of Motorbooks' Complete Book series, author Ross Alkureishi offers a chronological model-by-model marque history. Narratives discuss design, production, and technology, while specification tables highlight key technical and performance data. Hundreds of photos illustrate the vehicles and even include detail shots of engine bays and interiors. Originally formed as a side business, MG became one of the world's most recognized car brands. From prewar saloons to fast and affordable two-seat sports cars in the pre- and postwar periods, MG has exuded fun, thanks to models like the Midgets and Magnettes, the traditionally styled T-Types, and the vehicles that would become the marque’s most recognizable: the MGA, MGB, and MGC. MG would undergo several ownership changes throughout the years, and Alkureishi expertly shows how different ownership groups affected MG cars, good or bad. Along the way, the company competed on racetracks around the world, and Alkureishi describes the most successful of these exploits in complementary sidebars. The Complete Book of Classic MG Cars is the essential guide to this important chapter in the history of motoring.


Nissan 300ZX and 350Z

Nissan 300ZX and 350Z

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

Published: 2004-05

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1904788041

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The Datsun 240Z was a landmark in automotive history--some say the Japanese E-type Jaguar--and by the time the first generation of Z--cars came to an end in 1978, everyone around the world knew the name Datsun and that the company was serious about sports cars.


Nissan Z

Nissan Z

Author: Pete Evanow

Publisher: Motorbooks International

Published: 2021-07-20

Total Pages: 183

ISBN-13: 0760373698

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Nissan Z is the officially licensed 50th anniversary history of Nissan's legendary Z family of sports cars.


Farina MG and Riley Saloons

Farina MG and Riley Saloons

Author: Neil Cairns

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

Published: 2024-03-15

Total Pages: 112

ISBN-13: 1398115754

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The controversial MG saloon cars of the 1960s which form an important part of the history of MG cars.


MG Century

MG Century

Author: David Knowles

Publisher: Motorbooks

Published: 2024-03-12

Total Pages: 247

ISBN-13: 0760383162

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Celebrate and explore 100 years of MG cars with this impressive volume featuring expert commentary, historical images, period ads, and contemporary photography. For many car enthusiasts, MG is synonymous with “sports car.” It is often credited with igniting a passion for European cars in postwar America at a time when roads were otherwise filled with the lumbering output of Detroit. In MG’s native England, the company’s cars filled roles from family transport to competition driving. MG, as we think of it today, began in the 1920s, but its roots go back even further with a young William Morris. Initially working in the booming bicycle trade, he eventually branched into motorcycle and car repair with the fledgling Morris Garage (hence, MG) in 1907. By the mid 1920s, the successful Morris Garages was in a position to begin manufacture of its own cars under the MG name. MG grew significantly in the years before World War II, building and racing its classic Midgets and Magnettes. World War II provided challenging times for the company as it did for the UK and much of the world. In the postwar period, a focus on sales outside England, and particularly in the United States, both defined MG’s product line and ensured its success. Legendary cars followed, including MG TC, TD, and TF followed by thoroughly modern MGA, MGB, MGB GT, and Midget. Magnettes and the 1100 offered options for those wanting sedans and more practical cars. MG ownership moved through a number of UK companies in the postwar period as well as ownership by BMW and today’s SAIC, a Chinese-based company through which it operates as MG Motor. Highlights along the way included the MGB GT V8, MG Metro Group B rally car, and MGF. Based on its latest state-of-the-art EV platform, MG will soon launch an all-new roadster coming full circle over its century in business. Authored by marque expert David Knowles, The MG Century: 100 Years of Safety Fast! is a fitting celebration of one of the automotive world’s oldest and most beloved brands—and a must-have for every car enthusiast.


Austin and Rover Metro

Austin and Rover Metro

Author: Craig Cheetham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

Published: 2020-11-15

Total Pages: 213

ISBN-13: 1398100943

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The illustrated inside story of the car that saved the British car industry - Austin and Rover Metro.