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The World’s Worst Cars [Large format]

Craig Cheetham

The World’s Worst Cars takes a detailed look at these motoring mistakes – old and new – and asks the pertinent questions. Why did they ever reach the showrooms? What went wrong? And who bought these cars? This study of... Read moreRead less

The World’s Worst Cars takes a detailed look at these motoring mistakes – old and new – and asks the pertinent questions. Why did they ever reach the showrooms? What went wrong? And who bought these cars? This study of motoring’s fiascoes examines cars from across the globe. North America’s disaster stories include the deadly Ford Pinto, the controversial Chevrolet Corvair, and the ridiculous AMC Pacer, which pretended to be a compact car, but was as big as some of the famous Detroit iron of the 1950s. Britain’s contribution includes numerous machines from the British Leyland era, from the awful Austin Allegro to hideously ugly Marcos Mantis. From Europe, we’ve included Fiats that were built by robots with no welding skills, off-the-wall misfits – such as the rust-prone, supposedly amphibious Amphicar – and dull executive cars like the Peugeot 604, which tried to take on Mercedes-Benz and lost spectacularly. Even the Japanese are included, with the top-selling Datsun ‘Sunny,’ notorious for its fast-disintegrating bodywork. Featuring 150 of the cars we love (and love to hate), this book is a pocket-sized celebration of the world’s worst automobiles in all their flawed glory.

Format: 213 x 290mm
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 50,000
Illustrations: 450 col & b/w photos

Craig Cheetham

Craig Cheetham is the author of The World’s Worst Cars and has contributed to various motoring books including The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars. He writes for Auto Express Magazine and was previously a features writer at Land Rover Owner International and a staff writer on Classic Car Weekly. He lives in Peterborough, UK.

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There is a pocket trade edition available: ISBN 9781782743651 pb

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