Ultimate Collector Cars
From the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary
Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lake Como’s famed Concorso
d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to the premier Monterey Car Week, the
collector car calendar and market has shown one of the most
extraordinary growth trajectories of recent years. As thousands
flock to specialized meet ups, rallies, auctions, and Concours
d’Elegance around the globe, asking prices for the rarest motors
have revved higher and higher. So much so, that the value of the
100 cars included in this book exceeds a staggering \$ 1 billion.
For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this
double-volume is the unrivaled collector car anthology. Curating 100
of the most exquisite, remarkable, and desirable cars of all time to
tell a spellbinding story of automotive design-and-engineering
endeavor in the tireless pursuit of ever-greater performance both on
and off the track, from the first Indy 500-winning 1910 Marmon Wasp
to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Laps ahead of any generic catalog, this superlative volume exudes
authority and elegance, settling for nothing less than the very best of
the best, and presenting each model with the lavish spreads it deserves,
complete with stunning imagery taken by the world’s leading car
photographers alongside rare archival treasures, from original factory
photos to famous motorsports event posters. Each entry is also
accompanied by expert descriptive texts and specs, detailing each car’s
make, model, year, engine size, horsepower, top speed, transmission,
and all-important production numbers.
By passionately tapping into their transatlantic expertise and insider
knowledge of car auctions, museums, and collections around the world,
design authors Peter and Charlotte Fiell survey the autoworld's finest cars of
all time. Their carefully curated selection spans the whole history of the
automobile, taking in such rare models as a 1912 Stutz Model A Bearcat,
as well as lesser-known jewels such as the astonishing 1937 Talbot-Lago
T150-C SS “Goutte d’Eau” Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi.
This definitive compendium includes a foreword from Rob Myers, the founder
of RM Sotheby’s, and includes an introduction from the authors that gives a
unique perspective on the ins and outs of car collecting at the highest level.
The main content is interspersed with interviews with Dr. Frederick Simeone,
founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum; The Duke of
Richmond and Gordon, founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and
Goodwood Revival; Sandra Button, Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance; John Collins, leading dealer of historic Ferraris; and Shelby Myers,
global head of Private Sales at RM Sotheby’s, which offer key personal insights
into the car-collecting world.
IBSN 0oO0. 978-3836584913
사이즈0oO0. 371 * 112 * 441 mm
페이지00O0. 904 p
표지000O0.. Hard cover