NEW ZEALAND CLASSIC CAR AUTOMOBILIA Collectible Models / Lifestyle / Book and DVD Reviews – Edited by James Black BOOK REVIEWS DETAILS: LEGENDARY SPORTS CARS UP CLOSE (1965–’69)
Wilfried Muller ISBN 978 3 927458 76 5
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