0760306397 Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Ever since the automobile was made accessible to the masses, car dealerships have been special places where desires, sweaty palms, and that new-car smell are distilled into an intoxicating elixir of freedom and ownership. From Art Deco showrooms of the '30s to modern glass-walled superstores, this nostalgic road trip revisits the architecture, marketing, and business practices that have become inextricably associated with auto retailers.
A fascinating text accompanies an equally compelling collection of archival photography recalling past and present car dealer phenomena like new model previews and grand openings (i.e., soaped showroom windows, veiled cars, search lights), promotions and giveaways (banners, literature, buttons, pens, pedal cars, ashtrays, and anything else dealers could use to help make a sale), business practices from early-century animal trade-ins to today's refreshing Saturn-style service, customer relations and service centers, and nontraditional automotive outlets like Sears-Roebuck and hardware stores. Sidebars highlight innovative dealerships and those that have been in business for decades.
About the Author: Robert Genat is a prolific author and photographer whose eclectic bibliography includes such MBI titles as Hot Rod Nights, Vintage & Historic Drag Racers, Modern Police Motorcycles, and Police Cars in Action.
Titre : The American Car Dealership
Éditeur : Motorbooks International
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Description du livre Motorbooks Intl, 1999. État : Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP63043232
Description du livre État : Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. N° de réf. du libraire 0KVE4F000UVZ
Description du livre Motorbooks International. Hardcover. État : Fair. 0760306397 Ships promptly. N° de réf. du libraire Z0760306397Z4
Description du livre Motorbooks International. État : Good. good condition inside and out. N° de réf. du libraire SD-41-B-5-0207
Description du livre Motorbooks International, U.S.A., 1999. Cloth Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. A bright, clean, tight copy sans flecks, tears, stains, markings, and discoloration. "When did you first step into the showroom of a new car dealer? Was it in the 1950s, when the terazzo floor was gleaming with chrome-plated dream machines? Or was it in the 1960s, when muscle cars sporting mag wheels and racing stripes commanded your attention? For millions of people, visiting a car dealer was-and still is-thrilling!" 156 pages. "Illustrated with stunning archival black and white photographs and color images, "The American Car Dealership" is sure to revive great memories of sales catalogs, color charts, and options lists. If you couldn't wait to see those new convertibles hidden beneath car covers, this book is a must?" Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 013655
Description du livre Motorbooks International, 1999. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0760306397
Description du livre MBI Publishing Company, 1999. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. 156 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout in color and b/w. N° de réf. du libraire 005752
Description du livre Motorbooks International, 1999. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. Privately owned copy. Minor edge wear to dust jacket and cover (light rubbing). Binding is secure. Clean pages free of writing, marks or tears. Buy with confidence! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire 1606270010
Description du livre U.S.A.: Motorbooks International, 1999. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. HARDBACK BOOK AND UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET [$29.95] IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. N° de réf. du libraire 308471
Description du livre MBI Publishing, Osceola, 1999. Hardbound. État : Near Fine/Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Color photo illus (illustrateur). 1st Edition. 156, Turquoise green with red & pale yellow title at spine. Wrapped in Brodart. Mild shelfwear and edgewear to dust jacket. creasing along edges and at spine. Very light sunning along top edges of boards. Rubbing along edges. Light wear to corners. Dampstain along back of dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire BOOKS3023844I