Author(s): Serge Bellu
With incredible one-off models and limited editions, this visually breathtaking collection of rare cars will excite auto enthusiasts and collectors.
From the Phantom Corsair to the Jaguar C-X75, these cars are among the rarest--and most special--in the world They include examples from the golden age of design, like the Bugatti Type 41; streamlined models such as the Tucker Torpedo; advanced "supercars," including the Ferrari 288 GTO and Aston Martin One-77; and many others. Shown in stunning illustrations, each one stands out for its manufacturer, technical supremacy, aesthetic qualities, and astronomical price--as well as the stories associated with it and, in some cases, even its failure.
Journalist and illustrator Serge Bellu was editor of Automobiles Classiques magazine from 1985 to 2007. He has written for numerous design magazines, including Auto & Design, Architectural Digest, and Beaux-Arts Magazine. He is also author of many books on the history of the automobile and its design and has taught at several design schools, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and the Institut Francais de la Mode (French Institute of Fashion) in Paris.