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If you have a passion for autos, you'll want to check out the Free Library's Automobile Reference Collection. One of largest gatherings of automotive literature in the world, the collection offers extensive information on passenger cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and carriages, aiming to provide a comprehensive record of automotive history.
The collection includes technical manuals, sales literature, photography, books and periodicals. You can find up-to-date repair information for domestic and imported cars, as well as the current value of automobiles, no matter how old. Many people also use the collection to look at wiring diagrams and specifications.
Most people think of automobile sales literature as handouts at dealerships promoting the current year's models. But for the auto enthusiast and researcher, sales literature is an invaluable source of information. In addition to providing photographs and illustrations of older cars, these brochures often include technical specifications as well as color and accessory options. From the streamlined elegance of a 1937 Pierce Arrow to the practical economy of a 1961 Volkswagen, chances are you'll find something of interest among the Automobile Reference Collection's 34,000 pieces of sales literature.