The most complete, authoritative, and well-illustrated automotive encyclopedia ever. Covers American cars from 1930 to 2002 and includes Chrylser, Ford, and GM, plus major independents, such as Duesenberg, Hudson, Checker, Shelby, and others. More than 3,500 photographs and thorough, clear text form a comprehensive portrait of the men and machines that contributed to the most exciting developments in American automotive history. Year-by-year reviews and detailed specifications of more than 50 makes of automobiles and over 24,000 individual models. Special color-photography sections highlight more than 160 of the most-spectacular American cars of the past eight decades.Consumer Guide Editors is the author of 'Encyclopedia of American Cars ' with ISBN 9780785362753 and ISBN 0785362754.