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Franklin Automobile Company.
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Franklin Automobile Company.

By AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MANUAL)

Syracuse, New York.: Franklin Automobile Company.. Circa 1929.. Repair manual for the Franklin ("Air-Cooled") Automobile, in business between 1906 and 1934. Manual begins with pages 3 to 14 followed by eccentrically numbered pages 101 to 2303 (massive gaps between page numbers) and 4 page index at rear. Each page is dated at the bottom, indicating progressive updating of the manual regarding proper repair procedures for a specific mechanical problem. Covers missing; a number of pages showing discoloration from the constant problem-solving consultation by mechanics. An interesting automotive collectible, especially if a circa late-20s Franklin is parked in your garage. .

$38.00

Scenic Touring Scout.
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Scenic Touring Scout.

By CALIFORNIA / OREGON / WASHINGTON)

Whittier, California.: Touring League of America.. Spring-Summer 1931.. Folded pamphlet 7 ¼ x 4 inches. Text on front cover states "Exclusive Listings of High Grade Auto Camps, Courts, Auto Hotel Apts., Hotels, Resorts (Rates and Classifications) Automobile Service, Where to Eat" etc. Pamphlet opens to two panels that introduce the reader to a "Key to Designations and Classifications," i.e. coded ranking of lodging choices from high end to low end—from "All modern conveniences" to "Sleeping only. No running water." Additional information details whether bedding is furnished, whether cooking utensils are available, etc. etc. When further unfolded, there are two strip maps approximately 7 ¼ x 21 inches depicting, at top, the route from Vancouver B.C. to San Jose and, beneath, the route from Sacramento to San Diego. An uncommon item in very good clean condition, designed to assist motorists in making informed choices as they travel the West Coast. The pamphlet states, at the outset: "The motor traveler finds a wider range of desirable overnight accommodations in the Pacific Coast region than anywhere else in America. Index of material provided in the "Scout" appears on the last page. .

$110.00

Your Free Antique Automobile Prints.
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Your Free Antique Automobile Prints.

By ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE COLOR PRINTS)

New York.: Cities Service.. 1957.. Three mailing envelopes 8 x 10 inches each containing a folder holding three color prints of antique automobiles. Return address on envelopes read: "Cities Service Oil Company 60 Wall Street New York 5, New York." Metered postage stamp on envelopes indicates 2¢ or 3¢ postage charge. One metered stamp contains the date "Sep-1'57." The prints are in good clean condition, save for small crease upper right corner of one set and small crease top border of another (a consequence of mailing). The titles of the nine automobile prints are: Autocar 1906, White Steam Car 1909, Maxwell 1909, Maytag 1909, Franklin 1908, Premier 1906, Stearns 1910, Stoddard-Dayton 1911, Knox 1904. .

$40.00

1962 Corvair by Chevrolet.
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1962 Corvair by Chevrolet.

By CORVAIR SALES BROCHURE)

Detroit.: Chevrolet Motor Division (General Motors). 1961.. Sales brochure, 11 x 7 inches, 12 pp including covers. As new condition (despite being 55 years old). Also featured in the brochure is a single page (with illustration) focusing the Greenbrier van. In 1965 Ralph Nader published his "Unsafe at Any Speed: the Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile." His first chapter focused on the inherent dangers of "The Sporty Corvair"; this attention did not facilitate sales of the rear-engine vehicle. Production was terminated in 1969. .

$60.00

Stout "Scarab" Automobile Ad.

By AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION CIRCA 1935)

Dearborn, Michigan.: Stout Motor Car Corporation.. 1935.. 1935 color advertisement for the Stout "Scarab" automobile on sheet 14 x 11 inches. Ad predicts "the new Scarab will set all future styles in motor cars," a prophesy based substantially on wishful thinking. However, the automobile did feature all manner of innovations. The ad states "Production for 1936 will be limited to 100 cars" with prices beginning at five thousand dollars. (Evidently production was a fraction of the 100 car limit.) Only a handful of Scarab’s are known to exist today. Ad in very good clean condition. The scarab, or dung beetle, was regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians, but perhaps this was not the best choice in naming a newly-launched and expensive vehicle of unconventional design. In any event, an uncommon and interesting Depression-era automotive advertisement. .

$85.00

1936 Ford V8
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1936 Ford V8

By FORD)

Dearborn, MI.: Ford Motor Company.. 1936.. Sixteen-page color-illustrated brochure advertising models of the 1936 Ford V-8. Dealer stamp to front cover; 1 ½ inch tear at top of spine; crease at bottom spine edge of rear cover. Very short tear (less than ¼ inch) to top of several pages at rear of brochure. Twelve different models are pictured, in color, and described. Rear cover lists, at some length, "Features of the Ford V-8 for 1936." Contents in excellent clean condition. An unusual and handsomely illustrated vintage brochure; certain to appeal to the vintage Ford collector. .

$48.00

The '49 Ford!( TOGETHER WITH) It's Here the '49 Ford. FORD CAR BROCHURES - LOT OF TWO)
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The '49 Ford!( TOGETHER WITH) It's Here the '49 Ford. FORD CAR BROCHURES - LOT OF TWO)

Dearborn, MI.: Ford Motor Company.. 1949. LOT OF TWO brochures advertising the 1949 Ford automobile. The first, The '49 Ford, unfolds to a colorful poster, size 23 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches. Four models are illustrated in full color, with side panel calling attention to various features of the automobile (including V-8 and 95 H.P. Six) Slight crease to lower right corner of unopened front cover, thus impacting corners of opened brochure. Color illustrations are used throughout. The second brochure, 15 ½ x 10 ¾ inches, opens to a large color centerfold 15 ½ x 21 ½ inches featuring the Club Coupe, Station Wagon, and the "sleek, stunning convertible!" Four other illustrated pages are published in sepia-tone. Brochure has been folded across the middle evidently not as issued, and visible on the open centerfold. Despite these flaws, the brochures are in overall good clean condition but not mint. Two attractive brochures certain to be of interest to owners of, as one brochure proclaims, the car of the year... You’ve read about it...You’ve heard about it...Here it is! the '49 Ford...!" .

$75.00

The Ford Motor Company Presents Five Quality Cars FORD, MERCURY, LINCOLN 1939 BROCHURE)
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The Ford Motor Company Presents Five Quality Cars FORD, MERCURY, LINCOLN 1939 BROCHURE)

Dearborn, Michigan.: Ford Motor Company.. 1939.. Folded brochure 7 x 5 inches unfolding to sheet 14 x 20 inches picturing, through line drawings, profiles of the Ford Motor Company’s product line for 1939: 8 models of Ford cars; 4 models of Mercury 8’s; 19 models of Lincoln V-12’s (Lincoln Zephyr, Limousines, Cabriolets, LeBarons, Brunn and Judkins models, etc.) Additional single-sheet illustrations (7 x 5 inches) provide more detailed images of Ford products. An uncommon item in very good clean condition covering Ford’s complete inventory. .

$45.00

Presenting the New Oldsmobile.
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Presenting the New Oldsmobile.

By AUTOMOTIVE - OLDSMOBILE)

Detroit.: Oldsmobile Motor Division, General Motors.. 10- 1956.. 24 pp booklet, 6 x 1 3/4 inches, opening to a wall-size color poster 24 x 23 inches featuring 16 models of the new Oldsmobile for 1957. On verso, color illustrations of the car's interior, its motor, a detail of a tail light, the massive grill, the chassis, and much more. Fine condition with dealer stamp on front cover. General Motors discontinued the Oldsmobile line in 2004. At the time of its termination, it was one of the oldest American produced automobiles, with a history dating to 1897. .

$115.00

International Car Review
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International Car Review

By AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL CARS) Arthur Bernhard, Publisher

Purchase, NY.: Screen Teen Company.. Vol. 1, No. 1.. 02- 1953.. First edition of the International Car Review; 7 x 5 inches; 146 pp. Black and white photo-illustrated "Chapters" include Sports Cars Today, The Car on the Continent, The British Motor Industry, The American Motor Industry, and more. Over 100 cars are featured. Covers and spine worn; contents in very good clean condition. A scarce volume. Enjoy a journey into the automotive past: page-long illustrated profiles of American cars include the Nash Healy, the Packard, the Hudson Jet and Hornet, the Henry J, the little-known Cunningham, and much more. British cars include the Wolseley, the Jowett (two models), the Singer, the Rolls-Royce, of course, and many more. .

$50.00

Vespa grande (moped).
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Vespa grande (moped).

By VESPA)

Brisbane, CA.: Vespa of America Corporation.. 1978.. Color poster, 28 x 21 inches. Light wear to lower side edges, pen notation under text area, overall very good. .

$45.00

Two Completely New 1949 Lincolns (Advertising Booklet).
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Two Completely New 1949 Lincolns (Advertising Booklet).

By LINCOLN)

Detroit.: Lincoln-Mercury Division, Ford Motor Company.. 1948.. Large and beautifully illustrated Lincoln sales brochure, 11 x 14 inches, 32 pages (including covers) detailing various aspects of the "Two Completely New" 1949 Lincoln and Lincoln Cosmopolitan sedans and convertibles. Full page color illustrations of seven different models are featured: the "Sport Sedan," the "Six Passenger Coupe," the "Six Passenger Convertible"; also the "Cosmopolitan Sport Sedan," the "Cosmopolitan Town Sedan," the "Cosmopolitan Six Passenger Coupe," and the "Cosmopolitan Six Passenger Convertible." A striking two-page illustration shows the steering wheel, radio, and instrumentation as seen from the automobile’s front seat with buttons labeled Fog, Air, Defrost, Heater," etc. Other sections of the brochure announce "touch-o-matic overdrive," full-page illustrations of the engine and the chassis, and detail illustrations regarding directional turn signals, radio, luxury fabrics, etc. Center pages have come loose from staple binding. Brochure overall in as-new condition with original protective envelope in good condition. .

$110.00

Golden Anniversary Packard Custom (Advertising Booklet).
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Golden Anniversary Packard Custom (Advertising Booklet).

By PACKARD)

Detroit.: Packard Motor Car Company.. 1949.. Extra large and beautifully illustrated Packard sales brochure, 12 ½ x 16 inches, 16 pages (including covers) detailing various aspects of the "Golden Anniversary" Packard "Custom" sedans and convertibles. Next to last page provides a pictorial history of the company, utilizing nine illustrations, chiefly of the firm’s automobiles. Three very light indentations at top edge of brochure, as if something heavy had been placed on it. Brochure comes with original envelope in poor condition, torn and battered, but providing important protection for the brochure, which is clean and bright. An exceptional publication marking the Golden Anniversary of the "Packard Motor Car Company." .

$110.00

Meet the ALL-NEW Mercury (Advertising Booklet).
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Meet the ALL-NEW Mercury (Advertising Booklet).

By MERCURY)

Detroit.: Lincoln-Mercury Division, Ford Motor Company.. 1948.. Large and beautifully illustrated Mercury sales brochure, 11 x 14 inches, 28 pages (including covers) detailing various aspects of the "All New" 1949 Mercury sedans and convertibles. Full page color illustrations of four different models are featured: the "Sport Sedan," the "Six Passenger Coupe," the "Six Passenger Convertible," and the "All Steel Station Wagon." Other sections of the brochure announce "finger-tip weather control," "touch-o-matic overdrive," as well as full-page illustrations of the engine and the chassis and detail illustrations regarding radio, mirror, spotlights, etc. Center pages have come loose from staple binding. Brochure overall in as-new condition with original protective envelope in good condition. .

$115.00

MG (automobile catalog).
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MG (automobile catalog).

By MG SPORTS CARS)

Abingdon, England.: British Leyland Motors, Inc.. 1974.. 11 x 8 1/2 inch twelve page color brochure (including covers) advertising the MGB for 1974. Booklet features color photos of the MGB and the MGB/GT. Very good "as new" condition. .

$45.00

1956 Buick Fashion Colors
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1956 Buick Fashion Colors

By BUICK)

Detroit.: General Motors, Inc.. 1956.. Brochure 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, unfolding to three similarly-sized panels with 15 tipped-in color strips each approximately 3/4 x 3 inches, depicting the 15 different colors available "in almost limitless combinations" on the four Buick models illustrated at the top of the unfolded panels. Colors remain bright and clean and provide an interesting opportunity to consider the options available to those purchasing a new '56 Buick. Booklet reports "You choice of smart and stunning solids, two-tones and tri-tones in all 4 Buick Series." Surface wear to front and rear covers of closed brochure, most evident on rear panel. Three interior panels in remarkably good condition. An uncommon ephemeral item. .

$38.00

If It's New Plymouth’s Got It!
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If It's New Plymouth’s Got It!

By PLYMOUTH 3-PANEL ADVERTISING BROCHURE)

Detroit.: Plymouth Division of Chrysler Corporation.. 1959.. Double-sided 3-panel advertising brochure in color. Each panel 91/2 x 11 inches. Soft vertical crease at middle of panels, barely noticeable. One tiny tear at top free edge less than 1/8 of an inch, upper left corner small spot of dried tape residue. Overall good clean condition. Interior illustrations of Plymouth Fury, Belevedere, and Savoy models, plus illustrations of the automobile's special features. (One picture shows the dainty pink tip of a women's shoe pressing on the power brake pedal, while a full page illustration depicts a woman in pink sitting on a power seat that 'swings outward at the touch of finger' for ease of entry/exit. (The possibility that a seizure of the seat could turn its occupant into a projectile was difficult to purge from the mind.) Text touts "the new, youthful Plymouth for ’59"; a perfect present-day gift for that pony-tailed geezer flaunting his ’59 Fury at car rallies. .

$38.00

See California and All the West by Greyhound Bus.
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See California and All the West by Greyhound Bus.

By GREYHOUND BUS) Camy, Edward (cover illus).

Greyhound Lines.. 1937.. Booklet, color centerfold map, black and white photo illustrations, unpaginated, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches unfolding to 8 1/2 x 11 inch, color pictorial wrappers. Very good condition. Features attractive centerfold map (8 1/2 x 22 inches) showing routes from Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, etc) down through Washington, Oregon, California, to Mexico (Tia Juana, Calexico, and Agua Prieta). Booklet includes photo illustrations of some of these cities as well as brief paragraphs on places of interest. .

$85.00

Chrysler Six Motor Cars
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Chrysler Six Motor Cars

By CHRYSLER)

Detroit.: Chrysler Motor Corporation.. No date. Ca. 1920s.. Booklet, black and white illustrations, unpaginated (14 pp plus back cover is an accordion fold with four panels, all but one double-sided), 5 x 4 inches, paper wrappers. Soiling to front cover, otherwise very good condition. The text section describes the current Chrysler Open Models and Closed Models, plus Mechanical Construction. The illustrations on the back accordion panel are of the Power Plant (engine), touring car, Phaeton, Roadster, the Sedan, Imperial and Brougham. Distributed by Covey Motor Car Co. 21st & Washington, Portland, Oregon. .

$65.00

Plymouth Suburbans

By PLYMOUTH)

Plymouth.. circa 1960.. Color pictorial fold-out pamphlet for '1960-new Dream Car Suburbans', featuring 4 different models, highlighting different features. Folds out to 43x58cm. Light creasing - generally good. .

$20.00

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