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The Final Eight

The last eight copies of The Cars You Always Promised Always Promised Yourself are now available in this one-off auction. Bidding is easy, simply decide which of the eight books you would like to bid on and place your bid. Every night – until the auction ends at 10pm GMT on February 5th - the day's highest bid will be posted here. If it's you, great! If  not then you can bid again on your chosen book, or select another to bid on. 

 

BEFORE YOU BID

Each book is new and unread. However, some have tiny marks from storage – these are carefully shown in the photos. Therefore, it is essential that you look at the photos before placing a bid because each book is different. Some are perfect, one has no dust jacket and others have tiny manufacturing quirks, or handling marks. Each book is sold as seen on these pages, so bid with care. If you bid on multiple books then only your highest bid on one book will show.

Good luck!

Click here for FAQs and to remind yourself what's in The Cars You Aways Promised Yourself

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Book 8 Collector's Edition
Book 8 Collector's Edition

Intact slipcase and dust jacketed book

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Glue line
Glue line

Visible glue line from manufacturing, book integrity of spine is fine

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Glue line
Glue line

Visible glue line from manufacturing, book integrity of spine is fine

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Book 8 Collector's Edition
Book 8 Collector's Edition

Intact slipcase and dust jacketed book

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Book 8 Collector's Edition signed by Steve Saxty (Final Copy)

Current bid: £80

Book 7 Collector's Edition
Book 7 Collector's Edition

Slipcase and signed book

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Book 7 Standard Edition
Book 7 Standard Edition

Glue mark to inside page from folded back cover. Spine integrity intact.

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Book 7 Collectors Edition
Book 7 Collectors Edition

Glue mark to over-folded inside page - book integrity intact

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Book 7 Collector's Edition
Book 7 Collector's Edition

Slipcase and signed book

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Book 7 Collector's Edition signed by Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Book 6 Collector's Edition
Book 6 Collector's Edition

Extended-length signed book and slipcase

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Book 6
Book 6

Slight mark to inside cover

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Book 6
Book 6

Small tear to signature page (can be glued)

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Book 6 Collector's Edition
Book 6 Collector's Edition

Extended-length signed book and slipcase

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Book 6 Collector's Edition signed by Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Book 5
Book 5

Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield

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Book 5
Book 5

Standard Edition signed by Rod

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Book 5
Book 5

Minute creasing to base of dust jacket

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Book 5
Book 5

Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield

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Book 5 Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield and  Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Book 4 Standard Edition
Book 4 Standard Edition

Perfect condition

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Book 4
Book 4

Signed by Rod Mansfield and Steve Saxty

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Book 4 Standard Edition
Book 4 Standard Edition

Perfect condition

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Book 4 Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield & Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Book 3 Standard Edition
Book 3 Standard Edition

Minute tear to cover

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Book 3
Book 3

Signed by Rod Mansfield and Steve Saxty

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Book 7
Book 7

Slight tear to cover

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Book 3 Standard Edition
Book 3 Standard Edition

Minute tear to cover

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Book 3 Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield & Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Book 2
Book 2

Perfect condition

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Book 2
Book 2

Signed by Rod Mansfield and Steve Saxty

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Book 2
Book 2

Perfect condition

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Book 2 Standard Edition signed by Rod Mansfield & Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

Last 1! Collector's Edition
Last 1! Collector's Edition

Signed by Steve Saxty Extended-length book

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Last Copy
Last Copy

Signed as "Last 1 of final 8 copies" by Steve Saxty

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Slipcase and book
Slipcase and book

Book is new but lacks dust jacket

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Last 1! Collector's Edition
Last 1! Collector's Edition

Signed by Steve Saxty Extended-length book

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Book 1 Collector's Edition FINAL COPY signed by Steve Saxty

Current bid: £80

The CarsYou Always Promised Yourself - Standard Edition

  • Book 5

  • Book 4

  • Book 3

  • Book 2

  • RAC Book Of The Year Finalist

  • 304 Pages full-colour

  • 1980-on story of Ford of Europe Design, Engineering and Marketing

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The CarsYou Always Promised Yourself -Collector's Edition

  • RAC Book Of The Year Finalist

  • Extended-length 320 Pages featuring extra chapter with specially-comissioned "Ford Heroes" side profile art illustrations

  • Unique design of cover

  • Boxed slipcase

  • Author signed and numbered

  • Book 8

  • Book 7

  • Book 6

  • Book 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will I know if I have made the winning bid?

    • Each night at 10:30pm the page will be updated with the highest bid for each book. ​Please note which bid you have made and for which book!

  • What is the UK shipping cost?

    • £12.50 flat-rate across the UK

  • Will you ship outside the UK?

    • Yes, shipping will be charged at cost – to calculate it use the cost of a copy of Secret Fords to your location​

  • Can I see more photos??​

    • No, sadly not as the books are [ackaged up and the best description provided.​

  • Why are they signed 2022?​

    • That is when Steve signed them!​

  • Why are they being released now?​

    • Steve might – it is stressed he might – reprint The Cars You​ Always Promised Yourself in 2025 in two years' time and is aware that Secret Fords buyers what this book. A box was discovered at Porter Press last Autumn, these are those books.

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