Úvod »» Buick - The postwar years
|Rozměry v mm:||270 x 200|
BUICK: THE POSTWAR YEARS is a comprehensive year-by-year account of one of the most important marques in the American automotive industry during the period following World War II. A vital part of General Motors, Buick achieved a prestigious reputation for its quality, especially through en-gineering advances and product planning. Abounding in tech-nical detail, Buick's most important developments are explained fully here, like the straight-eight engine, the Dynaflow automa-tic transmission, and Buick's brake and power steering systems. Both technical and styling changes in the Buick production models—such as the Electra, Special, Super, Roadmaster and Century—and Buick's unique show/experimental cars are traced through the 1978 offerings. Other significant changes that affected Buick as well as the rest of GM, like the evolution of the Fisher A-, B- and C-body cars and the adaptation of the powerful V-8 engine (and later, when compact cars were being developed, the V-6) are also in-cluded. Through the contributions of Harlow ('Red') Curtice, Harley Earl, Charles Chayne and other leaders, a tradition of excellence was established and then occasionally tarnished throughout the ups and downs of Buick's history. Rounding out this interesting book are chapters on Buick's response to the market demand for smaller cars, the development of the beauti-ful Riviera and the directions toward which Buick moved in re-sponse to the special requirements of energy conservation and pollution control. Jan P. Norbye is an experienced automotive writer. He has written several books and is currently an editor for Automotive News. Jim Dunne is an automotive editor for Popular Science. Third in the Marques of America series, Buick: The Postwar Years is a valuable addition to the collector's library.