Ultimate Collector Cars

Taschen author Charlotte & Peter Fiell author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Taschen GmbH

Published:3rd Mar '21

£250.00

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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 Charlotte and Peter 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” Coupé 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;...

“A book out of the ordinary for any classic car lover.” * Miles *
“The most captivating, current, and comprehensive source for the most desirable cars to ever roam the earth.” * Road & Track *
«Another beauty from TASCHEN full of eye-watering gorgeous photographs of the world’s most desirable, unobtainable cars, for the petrolheads among us… Beautifully bound in black linen, the book itself is likely to earn a place as the ultimate collectable book of Ultimate Collector Cars.” * Force One *
“A carefully curated anthology of one hundred of the most exquisite, remarkable and coveted collector cars of all time, it spans the whole history of the modern automobile.” * Automobile *
“…a must for automotive connoisseurs.” * robbreport.com *
“A masterpiece… Exceptionally beautiful printing… Beautiful photography but also lots of info about the car… You take a trip around the world with these books on your table… TASCHEN together with editor and author Charlotte & Peter Fiell prove to be a perfect match.” * wheels-and-things.com *
“The kind of coffee table book that people don’t have to feign interest in.” * Esquire.com *
“This double-volume, definitive history of collector cars is one of a kind.” * The Times *
“Essentially, this book means you’ll never need another one about cars.” * hypebeast.com *
“A most impressive anthology of collector cars… an utterly incomparable assembly of vintage cars that are, in every respect, the best of the very best.” * RM Sotheby's *

ISBN: 9783836584913

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 8771g

904 pages