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Monteverdi: Geschichte einer Schweizer Automarke

by Gloor and Wagner

This small Swiss marque was created by an outstanding man with great vision who rose from car salesman to racer to F1 team boss, considered gasoline his drug, and owned 11,000 model cars. How could you not be interested? This is the only book about him and his cars.

Tatra: The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka (2nd ed)

by Ivan Margolius & John G. Henry

Ledwinka is probably one of the greatest engineers nobody has ever heard of. In the interwar years he introduced and refined many innovations. This is the only book in English covering this extraordinary engineer.

Škoda Superb, A New Era

by Lewandowski, Zimmer, Peitzmeier

Škoda has been around for 120 years. This book showcases their flagship model.

Russian Motor Vehicles: Soviet Limousines 1930–2003

by Maurice A Kelly

Maybe the production of this book was already too near its end to include a notice that it was only May 2010 that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made it known that he desired to replace his Mercedes Benz state limousine with a proper domestic product. Not that there are any to choose from…

Russian Motor Vehicles: The Czarist Period 1784 to 1917

by Maurice A Kelly

If the books in your bookcase are organized, say, by topic or by country, this book will live a lonely life—in Siberia you might say. The literature on Russian vehicles is exceedingly thin, and even if there were more, this book would stand out.

The Automobiles of the Maharajas

by Manvendra Singh Barwani and Sharada Dwivedi

The book’s handsome presentation, with its copper-toned, deeply embossed dust jacket that protects the finely-textured fabric over the hardcovers, makes it virtually impossible to resist looking inside. Prepare to be transported far away.