Cataloging the history of motoring in Sri Lanka, from the 1900s to the 1990s, Classic and Vintage Automobiles of Ceylon can be considered an almanac of Sri Lankan motoring. A thick hardback book containing pictures of 105 classic and vintage cars of Ceylon, this book is filled with wonderful images of cars against iconic Sri Lankan backgrounds. Freddie Alles a highly regarded motoring expert has also contributed to this book with a chronicle on the history of motoring in Ceylon, which is highly informative and explains in detail the advent of motor cars to the island and the halcyon days of motoring in Sri Lanka during the times of the Raj and thereafter. The collection also contains one of the oldest surviving Mercedes in the island a 1936 Mercedes 170V formerly owned by a 70 year old bus owner.

By Asgi Akbarally

Photography by Devaka Seneviratne

Edited by Gishanke de Silva

Published in 2012 

Printed &bound in Singapore by Office Supplies PTE


Classic & Vintage Automobiles of Ceylon

Photography Book

9.5” (H) x 6.5” (W)

344 Pages 4C x 4C,

Hardcover w/ printed fabric and card pastedown Embossing

Colour foiling