Our resident historian David Burrell has penned to more volumes of the Design to Driveway books series.

But you’d better be quick because half of them have gone already and they will not be reprinted.

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David Burrell

Released in December, the first two volumes sold out in a few weeks.

Only 750 copies of Volumes 3 and 4 will be printed.

“These books will never be reprinted, making them an instant collectors item,” David said.

Design to Driveway celebrates Australia’s rich automotive design heritage.

Combining many rare and never-before-seen factory images of styling proposals and interviews with designers, these hard cover books trace the styling evolution of some of Australia’s most popular cars of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s — from first sketches through to final product.

Volume 3 features the development of the FC/FE Holden, EK Falcon, LC/LJ Torana, HJ Holden sedan and Statesman, and Ford’s LTD.

Plus, there’s the story and photos of Holden’s never released HV sedan.

Holden’s retired Design Director Leo Pruneau has written the Foreword.

Volume 4 showcases the development of the EJ, EH and HD Holdens (including the never released EF and the source of the HDs shape, the secret Solaris concept car), the XW Falcon, ZC Fairlane, and the VK/CM Valiant.

David M Ford who was Ford Australia’s Chief Engineer and Product Planning Manager, has written the Foreword for this volume.

Shannons has commissioned the Design to Driveway series as part of its ongoing contribution to the Australian motoring enthusiast community, believing this was an appropriate time to put on record the rich heritage of some of our best-loved vehicles and the people that designed them.

Each volume of Design to Driveway is restricted to 750 individually numbered copies.

These books will never be re-printed, making them highly sought after by enthusiasts of our Aussie car history.

If you want to get them, here is the LINK to the Shannons shop.

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.