Publication date: 1988 reprint of 1988 original. Condition: Very good. The dust jacket is present and in good condition, but has some wear: there are substantial light creases near the edges, a small piece (2 mm x 1 cm) missing from the bottom of the front and 1-2 cm tears at 3 of the corners. Internally, the cover has come away a little from the title page but is firmly attached and there are slight marks on the page edges and a few minor marks (away from the text) on page 306 (a list of specialists at the back of the book). The rest of the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: "Writers Lindsay Porter and Peter Williams provide one aspect of restoration that cannot be bought or hired, that is real knowledge. Full background information is given in a fascinating Heritage chapter and invaluable advice provided about how to buy an example wisely. Painstaking work with the project vehicles follows, producing a truly comprehensive guide to restoration. Some basic garage skills will be assumed, but whenever special skills are needed the authors will either show you how to master the new technique, or they will tell you professional assistance is really the best and possibly the cheapest way of achieving your aim. More than 900 illustrations, mostly of practical restoration, accompany the detailed text which gives equal importance to the renovation of exterior and interior body work, mechanical components and electrics, indispensable appendices list paint and trim combinations and provide a directory of clubs and specialists devoted to the range. If you own or are thinking of owning a Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Vitesse or Herald, then this book will help you to get the best from your car."