The Book of the Leica R-series Cameras
Leica cameras of any era are highly collectable, but there is a special interest in the R-series, which ‘saved’ the company in the late 1970s, just as electronics and Japanese competition were transforming the industry. This book explores the company’s history and details every variation and limited edition of the iconic SLRs and lenses, using contemporary images and marketing materials.
1979 to 2015
This review of the premium off-roader traces its roots to the collaboration between Mercedes and Steyr-Puch, who brought decades of experience in all-terrain vehicles to the original project in the 1970s. Illustrated with publicity images, period brochures and photographs of all models in action, the book outlines the developments and adaptations that have transformed the model from a practical workhorse to the super-luxury 4x4 of today.
The Definitive History 1997 to 2005
The Porsche 911 has been in continual development since its launch in 1963, the 1997 revamp introducing a water-cooled engine for the first time. This fifth volume in Brian Long’s history of the car reviews the design, specifications, marketing and racing performance of the 996 version.
Mercedes-Benz SLK R171 Series
The R171 was more than a face-lift version of its predecessor, with a new drivetrain, a sportier chassis set-up and a larger body to improve safety and comfort. This review of the model covers all versions built for the German, US, UK, Australian and Japanese markets.
Mercedes-Benz SLK R170 Series
The challenge with the R170 was to achieve a competitive price and sporty performance while retaining high safety and build standards, and including expensive features, such as the ‘Variodach’ folding roof. This book charts the design process and changes made to the specifications, year by year.