A fantasy garage of the world"s most spectacular automobiles throughout history. Since the first cars rolled off the assembly line in the 20th century, automobiles have represented a fulfillment of our dreams. To the forward-thinking inventors, they represented the fulfillment of a vision, to the pioneering manufacturers, they represented unlimited potential. And to those fortunate enough to own one, they represented independence and status. This visual automotive "Hall of Fame" chronicles through an authoritative text and spectacular photography the most important and influential cars from close to a century of automobiles. Selected for their technological innovations, engine power, and sheer beauty, the cars in this lavish volume are unsurpassed as objects of design and invention. Superb studio images from one of the world"s foremost automotive photographers depict the outstanding qualities that make each a masterpiece. Organized chronologically, Automobiles – Elegance on Wheels presents the iconic cars of each decade: the roadsters and convertibles of the 1930s, the luxury sedans of the 1950s, and the classic sports cars of the 1960s, and takes us into the 2000s where we admire cars that embody the state-of-the-art design and technology of the 21st century. From the 1923 Duesenberg Touring Car to the classic Ford Mustang of 1964 to the Ferraris of the 1990s to the 2006 Aston Marton D89 Volante convertible, this spectacular volume spotlights cars that are the stuff automobile enthusiasts dream of.
148 colour photographs