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Literature on British Cars

Ladies and Gentlemen, valued customers,

lots of interesting new books on British cars came up the last weeks. We collected them in a newsletter on classical British cars, as we usually do. Literature about classical British vehicles is one of our favourite subjects.

But there are plenty of fish in the sea. So we would like to remind you that our book team is always looking forward to every request for repair instructions, operating instructions and technical literature on all brands and topics, be it British or continental.

Best regards
Your SC Parts Team

The Aston Martin Book
For the fiftieth anniversary of James Bond in 2012, two icons came together who jointly epitomize the very essence of British coolness. In Skyfall, Daniel Craig, as agent 007, powered across the screen in an Aston Martin DB5, the very same thrilling six-cylinder that Sean Connery drove in Goldfinger. Meanwhile, Aston Martin has celebrated a milestone birthday. In the century since it was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin on January 13, 1913, the house has created a portfolio that ranges from the Le Mans-winning DB2 to 2013's Vanquish.
part no. 524550 ‍£‍ ‍33.00
Aston Martin
With understatement, high-class individuality, and conservative reliability, the Aston Martin takes its place among the ranks of the most exclusive sports cars. Only an illustrated book of the highest quality can do justice to the charm and elegance of this exclusive British car, making this volume an absolute must-have for every Aston Martin fan. Aston Martin is a feast for the eyes in the truest sense of the word. Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs, which were shot especially for this book, it covers the entire history of this automobile - a history full of passion. With 320 pages and an abundance of information, the exciting text consolidates the total picture.
part no. 499619 ‍£‍ ‍83.00
Original MGB with MGC and MGB GT V8
The MGB, the epitome of the classic British sports car, has attracted a huge following throughout the world because of its down-to-earth blend of clean looks, reasonable performance, good practicality and decent road manners. True to MG tradition, it captured the hearts of enthusiasts from the start, in 1962, with its good-natured, charming and forgiving character. It went on to become the all-time best-selling British sports car, its appeal broadenings with the arrival of a fixed-head GT version in 1965, the six-cylinder MGC in 1967, and the MGB GT V8 in 1973. And today, with classic status assured, the MGB remains as popular as ever.
part no. 307593 ‍£‍ ‍49.00
The Mini Story
On 26 August 1959 a revolutionary compact car was born, becoming a cult object almost immediately. The innovative and unconventional MINI designed by Sir Alec Issigonis perfectly suited the Swinging Sixties zeitgeist. Knowledgeable and engaging, this premium volume tells the fascinating success story of the MINI brand from its beginnings to today.
part no. 505750 ‍£‍ ‍42.00
Mr Big Healey
This is the authorised biography of one of the best-liked bad boys in British motorsport. John Chatham, driver, racer, repairer, rebuilder, tuner, trader and lover of Austin-Healeys, was in the words of Geoffrey Healey "uncontrollable" in his youth, and has only mildly mellowed with age. Burly and genial but formidably competitive, and not above bending the rules when he thought he could get away with it, to many he is the archetypal club racer. John is so synonymous with Austin-Healeys that the most famous racing Healey in the world, DD300, is so well-known mainly because John campaigned it for decades, notching up tens of thousands of racing miles. But his career embraces far more than one car, and until this biography no-one had attempted to fill in the gaps.
part no. 492469 ‍£‍ ‍33.00
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.
  • for the first time, a complete and in-depth history of each of these remarkable MG V8 models
  • cover concept through to development and production
  • will be 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 this generation
part no. 499740 ‍£‍ ‍49.00
How to power tune MGB 4-cylinder engines
The Triumph TR sports car were simple, inexpensive, fast and fun to drive, if sometimes wayward on the limit. Here the 1950s first-generation models - TR2, TR3 and TR3A - are described in depth, including development, production, specification changes, competition history and the practical aspects of owning one today.
part no. 472354 ‍£‍ ‍37.00
Triumph TR2, 3 & 3A
The Triumph TR sports car were simple, inexpensive, fast and fun to drive, if sometimes wayward on the limit. Here the 1950s first-generation models - TR2, TR3 and TR3A - are described in depth, including development, production, specification changes, competition history and the practical aspects of owning one today.
part no. 16708 ‍£‍ ‍37.00
How to restore Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A
Covers the Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A models. This book explains the characteristics of the different models, what to look out for when purchasing and how to restore a TR cost effectively. As well as his own substantial experience and that of other amateur restorers, the author had the help of various TR specialists and professional restorers. All this knowledge, allied to substantial photographic coverage, allows Roger Williams to provide truly detailed coverage of complete restoration and good advice on how to overcome common problems. Previously available as two separate volumes, this book brings together all of Roger's TR 2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A expertise in one easy to use, completely updated and revised edition.
part no. 490446 ‍£‍ ‍58.00

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