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Classic Emporium

Rare Motoring Literature & Collectable Automobilia from early Austin owners handbooks to classic Ferrari workshop manuals & parts books

Our stock changes frequently and most items are 'One Offs' but you can reserve any item by email, pay by PayPal, and we will despatch at cost

The Classic Emporium website offers an 'Aladdin's Cave' of rare motoring literature & collectable automobilia.

From rare handbooks, manuals and parts books to early 20th century motoring literature, collectables, ephemera and posters.

Stock changes frequently, so you will need to visit regularly to avoid missing that special item!

Only one left! Ferrari book

Download our latest stocklists:
Just click on the links below (PDF format)
Parts Books

We also have a very comprehensive set of links to sites of interest to classic car enthusiasts. And if you would like your site to be included on our link list please get in touch.

We are always searching for new stock, so if you, or someone you know, has any similar automobilia items or collections, then please contact us with the details & we will get back to you promptly.

NEW: Classic Motorsport Events in 2017


The Classic Emporium website is divided into nine main sections:

Automobilia: rare & collectable motoring items, including Automobile Association and RAC badges, automotive advertising memorabilia, & vintage garage equipment.

Books: includes rare marque books on Ferrari, Jaguar & Rootes, as well as books on motorsport & classic cars - many are out of print and scarce.

Brochures: a wide range of original sales brochures on all kinds of classic vehicles, from ACs to Wolseleys, and oddities in between such as Astral caravans & Youngman tractors.

Ephemera: lots of rare & unusual motoring memorabilia like AA members’ handbooks, Grand Prix guides and vintage road maps. Great for displaying at classic car shows. Most of these items are one offs and stock changes quickly.

Handbooks: looking for an original handbook for your classic car or commercial vehicle? From Austin to Wolseley, or BMC van to Ford D Series truck, we may have what you need.

Manuals: a factory workshop manual can help keep your vintage or classic car on the road. We have rare Austin, Ferrari, Jaguar and Jensen manuals plus many from Haynes & Autobooks.

Parts Books: whether tackling a full restoration or just tinkering in the winter months, a factory parts book can prove invaluable. We have original spare parts catalogues for many makes.

Programmes: we have a growing selection of motor race programmes & race cards. Stock changes constantly so please revisit regularly.

Collectables: rare & collectable items that don’t necessarily relate to motoring. Do have a browse you never quite know what might turn up!



If you are into classic cars & classic motor sport I am sure you will enjoy browsing our site - do bookmark our web address and come back soon as new items are added frequently.

Rob Barnes -

HOW TO ORDER: Please use the contact form or email to reserve any of the items listed within the website. Please include the blue part number & your address to ensure prompt delivery. We accept PayPal for quick & efficient payment, however cheques & P/O are o.k but please allow 14 days delivery by these methods. For further details please refer to the FAQs page or contact us direct.

Also, we are delighted to ship overseas, in fact so far we have sent books to over 30 countries worldwide! From Canada to New Zealand, & from Russia to South America! So please ask for a shipping quote on any item within our website.

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