Factory Lightweights

Detroit"s Drag Racing Specials of the "60s by Charles Morris

Publisher: CarTech

Written in English
Cover of: Factory Lightweights | Charles Morris
Published: Pages: 160 Downloads: 793
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Subjects:

  • Car racing,
  • Motor cars: general interest,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • History,
  • Motor Sports,
  • Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports,
  • 20th century,
  • Automobiles,
  • Dragsters,
  • Muscle cars,
  • Performance,
  • United States
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8809461M
ISBN 101932494448
ISBN 109781932494440
OCLC/WorldCa86090492

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