2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2009
Having given this tome a quick read, I shall peruse more thoroughly in the near future.
This is a quality volume, with thick paper, solid construction. The excellent photos are quite unique, as most are totally new to me and my various Shelby books. The book is very well organized by year / model type and their different sub-types. Very clear and concise with a well written and humourous comments !
The only area that need revising is larger / bolder fonts for the picture captions. Can be hard to read in less than optimum lighting conditions. I also would have liked to see more info on the GT-40 and tad more on the Shelby Series 1 / Ford GT. Other than that, it the best overall Shelby book I've seen.
on December 23, 2012
No doubt about it,a great book at a great price. Lots & lots of great interesting photos along with a lot of facts. I might also add a lot of the included photos are crystal clear & just beautiful. BUT I myself rated the book at 4 Stars, reason being that a lot of the photo captions if not all should have been in a bolder, larger print size & format. But, it's really a great book as the title suggests on the given topic but for me personally the photo captions are very annoying. I do wear reading glasses but with Colin's next great book "Shelby Cobra Fifty Years" ( A 5-star "MUST HAVE" for Cobra people ) he has corrected the caption issue. To me personally this book "The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles" is still a great bargain & a nice addition to your Shelby collection or library. A great book to sit back with, enjoy, admire & learn about Shelby's line of serpents, even a small chapter on the Sunbeam Tiger.
on April 11, 2011
I bought this for my dad this previous Christmas. He's a huge Shelby fan, especially Cobra's, and he was blown away by this book. He didn't put it down for a week. It is a nice large size, with a very solid hardback cover. Very high quality with lots of great information and pictures inside. Highly recommend for any Shelby fan. Great price for the quality.