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The Upper Crust: The Aristocrats of Automobiles John Bolster
The Upper Crust: The Aristocrats of Automobiles John Bolster

The Upper Crust: The Aristocrats of Automobiles - John Bolster

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.

Signed by the author, in name only, on the title page — without provenance. Includes: Line drawings; Black & white photographs, within the text with some full page; Colour photographs, on individual leaves; Illustrated lining papers; Cutaways;

From the cover: “This elegant book is about those cars which, because of their engineering excellence, their reputation, or their beauty, have been cherished by royalty, the nobility, and the rich since the early days of the motor-car.

Well-known motoring personality John Bolster is in a particularly good position to write about these upper-crust cars since he has had the good fortune to drive nearly all of them, from the immortal 60hp Mercedes to the Hispano-Suiza, from Rolls-Royce’s Silver Ghost to their new, fabulously expensive Camargue.

Many questions are answered. Was the Delaunay-Belleville a better car than the Silver Ghost? Why was the Bugatti Royale a flop? How did the Bentley compare with the Rolls-Royce Phantom? Was the Napier as good as S.F. Edge pretended?

The artist’s drawings make the technical points clear and many photographs and coloured illustrations bring these great cars to life.”


Foreword or introduction by Raymond Baxter. Size: 10" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Library of Motoring series. 200 pages.
£14.00
The Upper Crust: The Aristocrats of Automobiles John Bolster