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McLellan's Automotive History is for sale.

Hello,

After 55 years of running this literature business, I decided to sell the business and/or the literature. The web site is included. Age and health problems have dictated that it is time for me to move on and let someone with the love of old car literature to have some fun with what I have collected.

The literature remains in my climate controlled shop and is maintained in pristine condition. I have never taken the literature to swapmeets and it has all ways been sold by mail order. Current inventory has a retail price of $1.5 million and consists of over 40,000 items. I have dropped the price from $150,000 to $50,000. The sale information is here: http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/auto-lit-business-for-sale/ as it was up to a couple of month ago before the reorganization for shipping.

I went through all the literature that was not inventoried (not on the web site) and eliminated everything post 1979 that was common and kept only that which is very collectable (the good sporty, exotic, luxurious and rare). All of the literature on the web site is still available except the more common recent (1980s +) make/model press kits. The objective was to present to the prospective buyer a more manageable collection that was easier to ship and store and yet preserve the value of the collection. It can now all be transported to a buyer in one 18 wheeler and stored in an area of two average size bedrooms or a two car garage. Shipping costs are unknown but at the price that I am offering the literature and website for, this should not be a consideration. Remember, everything on the web site is already photographed and described. If you wish to sell using the web site or if you prefer eBay, most of the work has already been done. At about a dollar per brochure, book, etc., it is far less that I paid for it. The purchasing price is far less than you can buy literature for and such a large collection is a once in a life time opportunity. The great thing about good quality, desirable literature is that it increases in value with time. It is that literature that I have and I am offering for sale. I have techs in India that do all the web site work for a reasonable retainer if that is of interest to you. I will be available to give you advise by phone.

Best wishes,

Rob

Robert C. McLellan
9111 Longstaff Drive
Houston, TX 77031-2711
PH: 713-772-3285
E-MAIL: Robert@McLellansAutomotive.com

 
 

 
 

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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.

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1 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!
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4 OUT-OF-PRINT AUTO BOOKS
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.
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2 AUTO DEALER LITERATURE
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!
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5 AUTO MEMORABILIA
Browse automotive collectibles such as toys, models, videos, posters, coins, annual reports, label pins, calendars, drinking glasses, mugs, decals, color transparencies, company letterheads, CD-ROMs, cassette tapes, coachbuilder renderings, factory invoices, stamps, maps, competition catalogs, comic books, coloring books, bandanas, stock certificates, badges, golf balls, pencils, parts & more...
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3  AUTO MAGAZINES
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.
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6 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.
 
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SALES LITERATURE DEALER LITERATURE OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS MAGAZINES
- Cars & Trucks
      Individual Makes
      Multiple Makes
- Ambulances / Hearses / Limousines
- Aviation
- Industrial Vehicles
(Buses / Engines / Fire Trucks /
Snow Plows / Tractors / Trains)
- Campers / Motorhomes / Trailers
- Electric Vehicles
- Horse Drawn Buggies
- Kit Cars and Replicars
- Marine
- Police Vehicles
- Sports Vehicles
- Taxi Cabs
- Cars & Trucks
      Individual Makes and Multiple Makes
- Ambulances / Hearses / Limousines
- Industrial Vehicles
(Buses / Engines / Fire Trucks /
Snow Plows / Tractors / Trains)
- Coachbuilders
- Electric Vehicles
- General Interest
- Kit Cars and Replicars
- Police Vehicles
- Taxi Cabs

RACING & SHOW PROGRAMS
- Individual Makes
- Multiple Makes
- General Interest
- By Make and Multiple Makes
- Annuals
- Automobile Quarterly
- General Interest
- Manuals
- Owners Manuals
- Racing

OWNER'S MANUALS / MANUALS
- Individual Makes
- Multiple Makes
- Industrial Vehicles
- Sports Vehicles
- Taxi Cabs
- Individual Makes
- Multiple Makes
- Coachbuilders
- General Interest
- Kit Cars & Replicars
- Industrial Vehicles

MEMORABILIA
- Individual Makes and Multiple Makes
- Ambulances / Hearses / Limousines
- Auction Catalogs
- Coachbuilders
- Electric Vehicles
- General Interest
- Kit Cars and Replicars
- Racing
- Toys
- Trains
- Industrial Vehicles
(Buses / Engines / Fire Trucks / Snow Plows / Tractors / Trains)
 
 
For sale: Classic car brochures and truck brochures and sales literature for all makes. All catalogs are original, factory printed and in excellent condition. For sale: Collectible old car magazines in excellent condition. Let your nostalgia come alive with our selection of antique car magazines. Owners manuals for old cars and trucks and other vehicles. We stock repair manuals for all makes and models. All service manuals are factory released and are original. Excellent condition. For sale: Collectible classic car books, automotive books, manuals, owners manuals for all makes, models and automobiles. Excellent condition. All original books, no reprints. Classic automobile memorabilia for sale.  Collectible items for all makes and models - post cards, toys, tie pins, merchandise, sign boards, brochures, posters etc Original printed car racing show program guides, auto show programs, motor show programs for car festivals, car clubs and automotive events. Original sales brochures and other literature for all makes of cars and trucks.