Lets face it. As much as you and I love automobiles, we can’t have it all. Especially those exotic rides, such as the 1903 Mercedes-Simplex or a ride as recent as the McLaren Speedtail. You see, not everyone is Jay Leno. But financial standing should not get in the way of your appreciation for cars and the Ultimate Collector Cars (TASCHEN, ISBN 978-3-8365-8491-3) offers you the alternative without being a billionaire.
This hardcover double volume packs over 900 pages curates 100 of the most exquisite and desirable cars of our time which should make this the ultimate wet dream for petrol heads.
“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.”
Well, the cars featured in this double volume collection may exceeds a billion in value, but thankfully, the Ultimate Collector Cars does not cost as much. This Famous First Edition: First printing of 10,000 numbered copies, will run you back at just US$250.
The two volumes are packed together in a beautiful, matching slipcase. And in case you are curious about its physical dimensions, it measures 28.1 by 36 cm (11 by 14 inches) and weighs in at a hefty 10.15 kg (22.4 lbs). The Ultimate Collector Cars is available starting today (March 08, 2021).