After 55 years of selling the highest quality auto literature to you, our loyal customers, I am pleased to announce that McLellan's Automotive will continue to live on with its new owners beginning January 1, 2016.
To celebrate this transition, we are holding our largest sale ever. The proceeds will be used to move our vast literature collection from Texas to New York and allow the new owners to catalog another set of auto literature exceeding 50,000 items in the shortest time-frame possible.
The more you order during the sale period, the higher the discount you will receive. Since the sale will be done using a Kickstarter campaign, you will only be able to get the discount if the dollar goal for the whole campaign has been met. In other words, this will be an all or nothing deal.
Here is the good part though. Since the Kickstarter campaign will not start until after the USA Labor Day, you have several weeks to reserve the literature before the public at large gets to do so. And, you will not have to pay for your order until the Kickstarter campaign begins.
As for my wife and me, we now plan to enjoy life, travel and have more time to restore some classic cars. Above all, I will be happy in the knowledge that the business that I have built over 55 years will continue to prosper.
> Browse through our catalog to find the item(s) you need
> Click ‘Buy Now’ for the item you need
> Click ‘Continue Shopping’ to find next item
> Repeat the above until all items are reserved
> Click ‘Check Out’ to go to the ‘Order Form’
> Review the ‘Total’ purchase amount
(Calculate your discounted total using the formula below)
If the Total is:
Your discount is:
$151 to $600
Complete the ‘Order Form’ (You will not be asked to submit credit card information / Paypal until we notify you to do so. See FAQ)
- Click the box to accept the Terms & Conditions
- Click the ‘Submit Order’ button.
- The items in your order will be reserved for you.
- Sale will be open to the general public on or after September 8 (See FAQ)
- Sold items will be shipped starting late
September (See FAQ)
Welcome to the world's largest reservoir of auto catalogs, car brochures and other automotive literature. Our online catalog of auto sales literature and car catalogs covers over 750 auto manufacturers from all over the world. Our auto literature inventory is handpicked and we stock only rare items. All the literature featured on this website and in our warehouse is factory- / manufacturer-produced. We have never stocked or sold reprinted literature.
Our auto literature selection also includes auto press kits, dealer in-house literature, automotive books, car magazines, owner's manuals and rare pieces of other automobilia.
AUTO LITERATURE BY MAKE
This section features car and truck brochures
and catalogs for over 750 automotive makes
for most years and models. You will also find
rare pieces of literature on ambulances, buses,
campers, electric vehicles, replicars, fire
trucks, hearses, kit cars, police cars, taxi
cabs, trailers, tractors, horse buggies, even
trains and engines!
This section features rare automotive books
that are now out of print. The auto book lists
have been arranged by make and also by type
of vehicle discussed such as cars, trucks,
ambulances, hearses, kitcars, racing, sport
vehicles, coachbuilders etc. Automobile Quarterly
issues and Owner's Manuals are also included.
How is dealer literature different from other
auto brochures? Our dealer literature section
offers items that are found in a dealer's
album or data book which includes real leather
samples, original paint chips, photos of exterior
and interior variations and technical drawings
(that are never seen in car showroom sales
brochures). Some car literature collectors
completely miss out on the value this type
of literature offers. Don't!
If you are interested in automotive history,
old auto magazines are a great source of information.
The articles published in older magazines
were by writers who had been present at events
and test-drove cars they had been witness
to history as it was created. They had had
first-hand experience with our antiques and
classics when these were new. This value cannot
be replicated in a current day magazine, by
a writer who was not even born when these
cars were built or raced.
RACING & SHOW PROGRAMS
This section contains racing and show programs
that were printed for automotive events such
as car rallies, grand prix, car racing championships,
concours and other motor shows. Only small
numbers of such racing programs remain, and
we currently have them for events covering
Cadillac, Ferrari, Honda, Rolls-Royce, Studebaker,
Toyota and Auburn / Cord / Duesenberg. Other
general interest programs cover several classic
and vintage car rallies & sprint car races.