Top 10 Books on Cars and their History

  The history of the car is one of the most popular historical topics. Everyone likes to look at and learn about classic cars and older models that laid the groundwork for the vehicles that we drive each and every day. This is perhaps why there are so many great books on car history. From books about classic cars, to the combustion engine, car manufacturers, innovative developments, and any other car related topic, there is no shortage of reading material for car enthusiasts. The following are 10 of the best books that have been written about all car history. These books will provide you with hours of enjoyment and teach you a thing or two about how cars have evolved over time:

  1. AMC Muscle Cars: Muscle Car Color History

This book takes a look at the evolution of the muscle car. Full of amazing photos and pullout illustrations, this book looks at some of the best and most powerful cars ever made.AMC’s popular Javelin ponycar and two-seat AMX coupe lead the pack, with the Marlin, Rebel SST, Rebel Machine, Hornet 360, Gremlin X and others rounding out the coverage. Fully illustrated with modern and archival color and b&w photographs, production line photos, schematics, concept drawings, and cutaway illustrations

  1. Model T Ford: The Car that Changed the World

    A collection of books on the history of cars would not be complete without a book solely dedicated to the original car, the Model T Ford. The book examines the car from a restoration point of view.

  1. Henry’s Lady An Illustrated History of the Model A:

    This is a great illustrative account of the famous Model A from Ford.

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    4. Car Mania: A Critical History of Transport

This his informative book takes a look at car history from a holistic perspective.

5.100 Greatest Antique Automobiles in Full Color Prints

This reference book covers the complete history of cars. It examines topic such as car history, the industry, has biographies of key players, and looks at cars impact on society.


The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius: This book examines the history of the Chrysler Corporation from its inception up until its operations today.


7.Engines of Change: The History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

This his book takes a look at 15 cars that have had a large impact on the concept of the American dream.

8.Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive in Restaurants

This is a great book for both car lovers and foodies. It takes a look at a popular part of American history that is rarely seen today, drive in restaurants.

9.Taken for a Ride: How Diamler-Benz Drove off with Chrysler

This book examines the more than 100 year history of the German auto maker Diamler. It looks at all the different models of cars and vehicles the manufacturer has produced over the years

10. 100 Cars Britain can be Proud Of

This book is ideal for enthusiasts that love British cars. It takes a look at some of the best cars that were ever produced in the UK. Any one of these cars on the list above will keep car lovers busy for hours upon end. From history, to biographies, company profiles, and no shortage of great images, there is definitely something for all car enthusiasts in these books.

About the Author: Bella Hamilton is a writer and senior editor at writing company on  She has an MA degree in philology and works with the text of different types and complexity. Thus, Bella is a highly qualified professional in writing on the different subjects. If you have any questions free feel to ask in comments below.

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