From the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, from the famous Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como to Monterey Car Week, the calendar and market for collector cars has shown one of the most extraordinary growth paths in recent years. Thousands of people flock to specialized meetings, rallies, auctions and Concours d'Elegance around the world, which has pushed asking prices for the rarest motorcycles ever higher. So much so that the value of the 100 cars in this book exceeds $1 billion.
For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this double volume is the unparalleled collector car anthology. 100 of the most exquisite, remarkable and desirable cars of all time are brought together to tell a mesmerizing story of the efforts in automotive design and engineering in the tireless pursuit of ever better performance, both on and off the track, from the first 1910 Indy 500 winner, the Marmon Wasp, to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Exuding authority and elegance, this superlative volume goes for nothing less than the very best of the best and presents each model with the sumptuous spreads it deserves, complete with stunning images from the world's leading automotive photographers alongside rare archival pieces, from original factory photos to posters from famous motorsport events. Each item is also accompanied by expert descriptive text and specifications, with detailed information on each car's make, model, year of manufacture, engine displacement, horsepower, top speed, transmission and all major production numbers.
Title: 50 Ultimate Sports Cars
Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell
Size: 164 x 226 x 36 mm
Size: 512 pages