Motor's Auto Repair Manual Editor Ralph Ritchen Nineteenth Edition Third Printing

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Embark on a journey through classic car maintenance with the Motor's Auto Repair Manual, a comprehensive guide edited by Ralph Ritchen. This nineteenth edition, in its third printing, is a testament to the golden era of American automobiles. With 1022 pages of detailed information, this manual is an indispensable resource for enthusiasts and professionals alike.


  • Editor: Ralph Ritchen
  • Edition: 19th, Third Printing
  • Publication Date: Undated 
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 1022
  • Dimensions: 8x9x2 inches
  • Condition: Wear on the cover, as shown in photos Signed and dated (2-5-1958) in pen by a previous owner.

Four Key Elements:

  1.  Boasting detailed photographs, diagrams, and charts, this manual offers an in-depth look at American car manufacturers. It's a treasure trove of information, covering everything from air conditioning repair to tune-ups, complete with exploded views for clarity.
  2. This edition captures a moment in time, reflecting the automotive technology and repair techniques of its era. The inside signature and date (2-5-1958) further increase the manual's historical value and distinguish it as a special collector's item.
  3. Despite wear on its cover, this hardcover manual holds a dignified presence. Its pages, filled with rich, detailed illustrations, invite readers to explore and learn.
  4. For those passionate about car repair or restoration, this manual is an invaluable resource. Whether you're a professional mechanic or an enthusiastic DIYer, the guidance provided is as practical today as it was when it was first published.

We invite you to turn the pages of automotive history and immerse yourself in the knowledge and techniques of the past. Whether for professional use or personal interest, this manual is a gateway to understanding the engineering marvels of the golden age of American cars.


This vintage item has been previously loved and shows signs of wear typical of aged pieces. The cover exhibits wear, as detailed in the photos. We encourage you to review the images as a guide and reach out with any questions or for additional photos.


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In Summation:

The Motor's Auto Repair Manual is more than just a guide; it's a historical document, a learning tool, and a collector's item rolled into one. It's a journey back in time to when cars were as much a work of art as they were engineering feats. Whether you're looking to repair, restore, or simply relish in the nostalgia of classic cars, this manual is an essential addition to your collection.


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