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They don't make them like that any more

Leasor, James

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ISBN 10: 0434410152 / ISBN 13: 9780434410156
Editorial: Heinemann, 1969
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Título: They don't make them like that any more

Editorial: Heinemann

Año de publicación: 1969

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

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They don't make them like that any more. Cars, that is. They don't, and they never will again. Which accounts for the enormous world-wide interest in old motors of every description, and the fantastic prices that they fetch.
Behind this latest manifestation of the international antique trade, lies a strange and secret world, where dealers offer for sale cars they do not own, where rich collectors willingly pay thousands for some mechanical abortion that can barely drag itself up a hill without a following wind, simply because it's rare.
Usually, hazards in this old-car business - as in any other - are run by the buyer. But there are also risks for those who sell – as the proprietor of Aristo Autos discovers.
He deals exclusively in motoring exotica, and when he's unexpectedly offered one of the rarest cars of all, a supercharged Mercedes two-seater 540K, he buys it immediately.
There's a clear two-and-a-half thousand quid profit for him in the deal. But soon he realises there's also a clear danger of death, for someone else desperately wants this car for some very special, private reason.
Someone who will kill to get it. But who, and why ?
The only thing to do is to find out, and he does - travelling a sinister trail, blazed by old cars and young girls, that leads from London to Spain to Switzerland.
Rackety, randy, changing gears expertly through violent and hilarious adventures, he's an entirely new and colourful character in the wide spectrum of suspense fiction.
He's a supercharged four-wheeler dealer, with a sharp eye for birds, a nose for money - and a taste for trouble.
'Number one thriller on my list and racy'
Sunday Mirror

THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANY MORE introduces the randy, earthy and likeable proprietor of Aristo Autos who deals in vintage cars - not forgetting Sara, supercharged with sexual promise, who whets his curiosity and rouses his interest.
ln the process of becoming a reluctant hero, he spins across France, Spain and Switzerland, on the track of a rare Mercedes too badly wanted by too many dangerous men. . .

'Devoured at a sitting. . . racy, pungent and swift'
The Sunday Times

'A racy tale . . . the hero spends most of his time trying to get into beds and out of trouble . . . plenty of action, anecdotes, and inside dope on exotic old cars'
Sunday Express

JAMES LEASOR is also the author of the internationally acclaimed DR JASON LOVE suspense novels.

About the Author:

James Leasor was one of the bestselling British authors of the second half of the 20th Century. He wrote over 50 books including a rich variety of thrillers, historical novels and biographies. His works included Passport to Oblivion (which sold over 4 million copies around the World and was filmed as Where the Spies Are, starring David Niven), the first of nine novels featuring Dr Jason Love, a Somerset GP called to aid Her Majesty’s Secret Service in foreign countries, and another series about the Far Eastern merchant Robert Gunn in the 19th century. There were also sagas set in Africa and Asia, written under the pseudonym Andrew MacAllan, and tales narrated by an unnamed vintage car dealer in Belgravia. His book Boarding Party was made into the film The Sea Wolves starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore.

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