book is a paperback version of the hardback book of the same name first
published ten years ago in 1996. Apart from the reduction of the
subtitle from 'The Restorer's Guide to all DS & ID models 1955-75
including saloons, estates and convertibles" to 'The Restorer's Guide'
and details of the new publisher, this book is identical to the
original, albeit that it incorporates the author's 1998 edition
Mint copies of the original and long out of print book
published by Bay View Books have been fetching silly money recently on
eBay and Amazon (.
I find myself drawing analogies with reissues of music CDs which more
often than not have additional songs and extended sleevenotes and
wonder why the new publisher didn't ask John Reynolds to expand this
It is also a pity that the book has not been republished in hardback format.
If you missed out on it first time round and are not prepared to fork
out several hundred dollars for an original, this book is an absolutely
essential purchase. It combines John Reynolds' excellent prose with
some beautiful photographs.
However, if you already own the original, there is little point in buying this edition.