This is one of my favorite motoring books. Published in 1958, Richard C. Wheatley and Brian Morgan wrote this excellent treatise on restoration of British cars, particularly prewar. But the principles discussed in the book are applicable to any restoration, and it is written in charming language appropriate to two English gentlemen in the 1950s. The book is a delightful and informative read for anybody interested in old British cars, or old cars in general. This is a rare first edition. The dust jacket has obviously suffered some water damage and there is staining on the cloth cover, but it is not bad and the pages are all clean and quite readable. I apologize for the upside-down picture of the back of the book; I can't seem to fix it!