Best Luxury Automotive Books
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1. Porsche 911: 50 Years
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world’s premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche’s rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole storydesign and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture.
All the iconic 911 models are included: The original 901 prototype that set the standardThe legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world’s racetracksThe infamous Turbo, the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970sThe fabled 959, the model that redefined the term “sports car”The 993, last of the original air-cooled modelsThe 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium Beyond telling the story of the cars, Porsche 911: 50 yearsalso spotlights the people behind them: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W.
2. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
Author: by A. J. Baime
The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up.
Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, “science fiction on wheels,” but was also called “the Assassin” because so many drivers perished while racing them.
Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind.
3. Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
There’s something for every Porsche enthusiast in Porsche 70 Years, whether rear-engine 911 loyalist, race fan, or follower of contemporary vehicles. Fasten your seat belt and hit the gas. Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history.
From its first 356 to today’s technical tour de force, the 918, Porsche has advanced from strength to strength for nearly seven decades. In Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute, author Randy Leffingwell offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world’s leading automotive companies.
Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Created with Porsche’s cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgart’s most famous carssuch as the 356, 904, 917, 911, 928, 935, 956 and othersas well as its key players.
Comprising the most comprehensive overview of the company’s entire history, Porsche 70 Years truly has no substitute.
4. Porsche – Origin of the Species with Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld
Author: by Karl Ludvigsen
Porsche – Origin of the Species is the latest Porsche heritage book by renowned automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen. Within Jerry Seinfeld s renowned Porsche collection resides an unassuming yet extraordinary piece of Porsche history: Porsche Gmund coupe 356/2-040. Captured exclusively for this book in a series of evocative portraits by acclaimed automotive photographer Michael Furman, 040’s unsullied originality conveys with startling immediacy the combination of artistry, innovation and determination that went into its improbable creation.
This cornerstone of the Seinfeld collection serves as the inspiration for Porsche – Origin of the Species, an in-depth exploration by the eminent automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen into the specific influences and circumstances that brought forth the first Porsche-badged sports cars.
How and when did the people of the Porsche firm find themselves in a sawmill in Gmund? What was the influence on the 356 of the cars and engines built by Porsche before and during the war? How and why was the first 356 shaped as it was?
5. Ford Mustang: Trivia & Fun Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Great American Icon!
Author: by Dean Harris
The Great American Icon! Special Launch PriceAmerican car companies are continually striving to innovate changes in how we see, operate, and make connections with cars. The classic car market taps into a simpler time and invokes a feeling of nostalgia.
Mustangs are undoubtedly among the most popular classic carsthey were a hit right off the production line, and 56 years later, they still rank among the top-selling cars and are recognized as a household name. Ford’s first pony car remains one of the longest-running sports car nameplates in the United States, second only to the Chevy Corvette.
The Mustang has set records time and again with its sales, building on its reputation as the classic car that made its way to American homes. These milestones helped perpetuate the nostalgic standing that draws people to the pony car.
The Mustang has left an imprint on the hearts and minds of many Americans, whether it was a memorable first car experience, the project car that brought people together, or memories created while cruising, parking, or doing burn-outs. It appeals to consumers for other reasons too.
6. The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design (English, French, German and Italian Edition)
Author: by Michael Kockritz
On over 400 pages, editor Michael Kckritz, author Jrgen Lewandowski and photographer Michel Zumbrunn get up close and personal with the Ferrari phenomenon: its beauty and sex appeal, its class and power Readers will learn about not only the most popular models, but also the most important designers who have shaped Ferrari Includes many exciting stories and anecdotes surrounding the legendary brand and its automotive icons The attractive design by Charles Blunier & Co.
And a clean, uncluttered layout ensure the proper presentation worthy of the vehicles from MaranelloSuccess is not founded on miracles, but is almost always the product of a clear concept the pinnacle of an ambitious, even stridently innovative idea. However, the aura of Ferrari does indeed approach the miraculous.
What lies behind this phenomenon? What is the source of fascination for a brand whose creative designs are internationally recognized and enthusiastically received? First, even today 70 years after the company was founded the miracle of Ferrari is still due in large part to the personality of Il Commendatore, Enzo Ferrari.
7. Porsche 911 Trivia Book: Uncover The History & Innovation Year After Year!
Author: by Neal Harris
Hours of Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions! Special Launch PriceThere’s nothing quite like the love gearheads feel for their favorite sports cars. These are the marvelous machines that likely left their fingerprints all over your childhoods, from drawings in notebooks to visiting your local dealership regularly just to catch a glimpse.
From an early age, gleaming sports cars turned you toward a life of worshipping at the altar of the car. For many, the Porsche 911 is the definitive sports car. It has legions of fans worldwide. This German icon is one of the most well-known vehicles on this Earth, sports car or notand for good reason.
The Porsche 911 has been produced for decades and has always been fast as lightning. It has also never strayed far from the originalif it ain’t broke, why fix it? From a multitude of beautiful models to exciting races to thrilling appearances in movies to unforgettable commercials, the Porsche 911 has had an incredible history full of memorable moments.
8. The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines
Author: by Tony Lewin
2017 Silver Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! Relive the first one hundred years of Germany’s best two- and four-wheeled rides. Established in 1916, BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industry’s oldest and most-respected car and motorcycle manufacturers.
Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments. The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from the 1923 R32 motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today. This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in-depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after year.
The BMW Century showcases how the company’s new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post-World War II years into the spectacular success we know today – that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by 2016, led by its 3-series, the best-selling luxury-performance car in the world.
9. The Porsche 911 Book
Author: by Rene Staud
teNeues Publishing Company
The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn’t let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car.
This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2. 7 (which with its characteristic rear spoiler-the so-called “ducktail”-was the fastest production car of its time) right up to the current generation of the 991. For the 50th birthday of the populous 911 family, the famous automotive photographer Rene Staud, whose The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book has also been published by teNeues, showcases the most important models-all in his typically radiant and distinctive style.
10. Lamborghini: Where Why Who When What
Author: by Antonio Ghini
A comprehensive official monograph that provides a complete history of one of the most renowned brands in the luxury automotive landscape. This lavishly produced volume features the complete collection of all the models produced by Lamborghini from 1963 to the present day, including special editions, unreleased models, and those that underwent significant evolutions.
Stunning photography highlights the exquisite lines and lavish details of the vehicles, along with spectacular archival images and technical information celebrating the glamour and excellence of Italian automotive design. The book also includes information on the prominent designers, including Filippo Perini, Walter de Silva, Mitja Borkert, and Marcello Gandini, who created some of the company’s most iconic models, such as the Miura, Countach, Aventador, Huracn, and the new Urus as well as astonishing prototypes such as the Marzal, Egoista, and the Terzo Millennio.
This official book is dedicated to the history of the legendary Italian luxury sports car company that was founded in Sant’Agata Bolognese in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. His dream was to create the perfect car and, more than half a century later, Lamborghini continues to produce sports cars that are sought after and renowned throughout the world for technical innovation, cutting-edge design, and stylish, original use of color.
11. Porsche Milestones (English, French and German Edition)
Author: by teNeues
English, French, German
Porsche’s enduring influence on automobile history: from the legendary ‘ducktail’ to the thrilling Panamera A book which is as dynamic as the brand: experts deepen knowledge, amateurs learn moreWhat an incredible milestone in the history of the sports car: in spring 2017, the Porsche 911 was made a millionaire.
That is the number of models emblazoned with the legendary 9-1-1 produced by Porsche since 1963. What is the definition of the 911, of a Porsche? The language of form and technical expertise. It is the ultimate sports car. Throughout the generations, every single 911 has fascinated owners and spectators alike.
Even when a particular 911 series does not resemble its predecessor, the form, sound, and performance remain inspirational the emotions are always on board! Dreams come alive, and not just for the guys. A Porsche driver is endowed with taste, technical prowess, a vision of the future, and the trappings of material success.
The 356 laid the foundation for the myth of the Porsche, and it also formed the basis for models like the American Roadster, the 550, and the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Loyal companions include family members like the Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Macan, and even the Cayenne.
12. Volvo S40 & V50 Mar 2004-2013: Complete coverage for your vehicle
Author: by Mark Storey
S40 Saloon & V50 Estate Petrol: 1. 8 litre (1798cc), 2. 0 litre (1999cc) & 2. 4 litre (2435cc) 4- & 5-cylinder Turbo-diesel: 1. 6 litre (1560cc), 2. 0 litre (1984cc & 1998cc) & 2. 4 litre (2400cc) 4- & 5-cylinder Does NOT cover 1.6 litre or 2. 5 litre ‘T5’ petrol engines or 2. 4 litre ‘T9’ diesel engine. Does NOT cover ‘Classic’, AWD (four-wheel-drive) models or ‘Powershift’ transmission.
13. The Carroll Shelby Story: Portrayed by Matt Damon in the Hit Film Ford v Ferrari
Author: by Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby wasn’t born to run. He was born to race some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway. Carroll Shelby wasn’t born to run. He was born to race some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway.
The exciting new feature film Ford v Ferrari-starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as fellow racer Ken Miles-immortalizes the small-town Texas boy who won the notorious Le Mans 24-hour endurance challenge, and changed the face of auto racing with the legendary Shelby Cobra.
But there’s much more to his high-velocity, history-making story. A wizard behind the wheel, he was also a visionary designer of speed machines that ruled the racetrack and the road. While his GT40s racked up victories in the world’s most prestigious professional racing showdowns, his masterpiece, the Ford Cobra, gave Europe’s formidable Ferrari an American-style run for its money.
If you’ve got a need for speed, strap in next to the man who put his foot down on the pedal, kept his eyes on the prize, and never looked back.
14. Porsche: The Classic Era
Author: by Dennis Adler
Porsche: The Classic Era offers something for all Stuttgart enthusiasts and those interested in automotive history. There are few automobiles in the world as iconic as Porsche’s air-cooled sports cars. For more than 50 years Porsche’s rear-engine wonders set the benchmark for production sports cars and dominated the world’s race courses.
From the first Gmund coupe, to the 356 to the timeless 911, this richly illustrated volume tells the full story of Germany’s fabled sports cars. Automotive writer and photographer Dennis Adler begins the books with the early career of Ferdiand Porsche, detailing the influences and events that set him on the path of automotive-engineering greatness including key stints with Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Volkswagen.
From there he details Porsche’s WWII work before moving into the postwar era and the establishment of Porsche as a unique automotive brand. Adler’s engaging text is accompanied throughout by rare images from Porsche’s historic archive as well as stunning contemporary photos of all the great cars including 356 Carerra, 550 Speedster, 911S, 912, 930 Turbo, 914/6 as well as key racers like the 906, 908, and 935.
15. Volvo V70 & S80 Service & Repair Manual
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