Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942

3rd edition

By Beverly Rae Kimes & Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Format: Paperback

SKU# AB03

You'll Love This If:

  • You love historical American cars
  • You want a detailed guide to help identify cars from 1805-1942
  • You are interested in the history of American cars

In this American car guide, Beverly Rae Kimes & Henry Austin Clark, Jr. present you with the 5,000 automobiles built from 1805-1942. Read about the history and easily identify cars with photos for every vehicle.

In This American car guide You’ll Find:

  • Details and the history behind the 5,000 automobiles built in 1805-1942
  • High wheelers, motor buggies, steamers, electrics, and more
  • In-depth identification data with car specs, factory pricing, and more

This massive book brings you all the knowledge you need of the automobiles built between 1805 and 1942, from Chevy to Packard and A Automobile to the Zip.

What Car Enthusiasts are Saying

"If you want to identify a prewar car, find out its history, original price, place of manufacture, etc., you NEED this book. It has 5,000 cars in it - need I say more?" - Jake


SKU AB03
Additional Feature 5000 photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Beverly Rae Kimes & Henry Austin Clark, Jr.
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5 x 2
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780873414289
Number Of Pages 1612
$74.99

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Customer Reviews

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Answer to Harris question Review by Angelo Van Bogart

There are eight entries for Harris: 1891, 1896 of Baltimore; 1899 in Manchester, N.H.; 1904 in Chicago; 1905 in Manchester, R.I.; 1910 in Chicago; 1936 in Chicago; Harris Six of Menasha, Wis., in 1923.

(Posted on 11/3/2010)

The Harris Speedster Review by John Yasenko

Was wondering if the Harris Speedster is in the book?Built by Benjamin F. Harris IIIWould like to know before I buy it.I hope 5 is an excellent rating.Thank you,John

(Posted on 10/28/2010)

great info!! Review by steven twitchell

I have the first edition and thank you for all the info! Good to see it back for another run!

(Posted on 9/6/2010)

Welcome back!! Review by Steve Thompson

Wow! I can't believe you finally brought this book back. I couldn't afford to buy it for what it was going on ebay. best source on early American cars ever!

(Posted on 6/23/2010)

a must for a car historian Review by steve tapee

I used to read this book during study hall in my high school days back in the early 80's instead of doing my assignments.Ever since then I have been on the lookout for a copy and am thrilled its offered through OCW.Another reviewer complained about his waiting time but my copy was on back order and it came just a few weeks ago so do not let that be a deterrent in ordering an excellent source of info on pre-war cars.I have other car encyclopedias and they fall short in range and substance compared to the Kimes/Clark work.Although $75.00 seems a bit steep at first, I can assure you your getting a lot bang for the buck.Its a massive work thats worth every penny and no automotive library much less car enthusiast should be with out it.I give it 5 stars for excellent.

(Posted on 6/23/2010)

Love it Review by Tim Dillard

Sounds like someone is trying to get a free book! Its spendie but worth it. I'm getting the standard catalog as a gift.

(Posted on 6/2/2010)

This book is awesome! Review by Jake Thuringer

I don't know what's the deal with Richard Krause and his problem from 1985, but this book is awesome. If you want to identify a prewar car, find out its history, original price, place of manufacture, etc., you NEED this book. It has 5,000 cars in it - need I say more? Mine is wore out so I'm getting a new one.

(Posted on 6/2/2010)

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