ABOUT THE BOOK
Interest in Big Healey models has continued to grow since production was halted over 40 years ago, and support for the marque remains strong. This book is an indispensible resource for anyone contemplating the purchase of an example of these iconic cars.
A candid assessment of each model guides you to selecting the right model for your intended use, and arms you with the essential knowledge to select the right example of this increasingly popular marque. Featuring both short and thorough evaluation guides, advice on paperwork, auctions, restorations, and much more, this is an invaluable book for both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.
Austin-Healey Big Healeys by Reid Trummel
£12.99, US$19.95, CAN $21.95
- Like having a real marque expert at your side – benefit from years of real ownership experience
- Full coverage of all Big Healey models
- Where and how to buy a Big Healey
- Advice on choosing the right model and condition
- Key checks – how to spot a bad car quickly
- Comprehensive inspection guide
- In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
- Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
- Market and value data
- Details of club back-up and support organisations
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Reid Trummel bought his first Austin-Healey 40 years ago while in college, marking the beginning of a lifelong affection for this unique marque.
Reid has driven all of the Austin-Healey models, and owned most of them. He has been active in several Healey clubs for over 25 years, and since 2006 has been editor of “Healey Marque” magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America, and the largest-circulation publication dedicated to these cars.
THE ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD, TROPHY & TIGER – 650CC & 750CC MODELS: 1950-1983
ABOUT THE BOOK
There are many books about Triumph, but most of them concentrate on the glamorous twin-carburettor Bonneville and three-cylinder Trident. Alongside these headline grabbing bikes, Triumph built a whole series of single-carb machines that had all the style of their twin-carb cousins, but were not much slower, delivered better fuel consumption, and were easier to live with.
Unlike the many books about Triumph’s history, this one is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a Trophy or Tiger secondhand. In the Veloce Essential Buyer’s Guide format, it delves into what these bikes are like to live with, and the values, advantages, and disadvantages of different models. Plus, of course, what to look for when buying one – including engine, transmission, frame, brakes, suspension, paint, chrome, and more.
Triumph Thunderbird, Trophy & Tiger by Peter Henshaw
£12.99, US$19.95, CAN$21.95
- The reality of living with a Triumph Trophy or Tiger
- Shows the market value of each model
- Detailed, step-by-step inspection guide
- Guidance on spares prices
- Problems that arise with lack of use
- Advice on buying at auction
- Restore, or pay more to start with?
- Production facts and figures
- Useful contacts, including clubs, parts suppliers, and restorers
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age – from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including Motorcycle News, Twist & Go, A to B, and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph newspaper. He’s also written over 40 books, including 20 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.
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