Archive for Author 'Rubén Verdés', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Kühlerfiguren Klassischer Automobile 1909–1939

by Matthias Dreßler

Hood ornaments/mascots go back to the early days of the automobile and have always been a popular subject among automotive enthusiasts. The author found the existing literature lacking and so wrote his own book. Full marks for effort, but the literature is still lacking the definitive account.

Monzanapolis, The Monza 500 Miles

by Aldo Zana

Primarily about the 1957–58 Race of Two Worlds this well-researched book sheds light on a relatively unexplored subject, the multitude of American/ European face-offs that began with the Vanderbilt Cup of 1905.

Mercedes W113: The Complete Story

by Myles Kornblatt

The successor to the 300SL was nothing like that car, but it was also nothing like any other car. So it carved out its own place in the world and remains an icon to this day.

Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello’s Fastest, Rarest Road Cars

by Winston Goodfellow

The result of many years of befriending and interviewing key Ferrari people, this book is filled with insights, stories, and photos never before seen in print.

Donald Healey’s 8C Triumph Dolomite

by Jonathan Wood

With just three chassis and parts for six engines built, chances are you’ve not seen a 1934/35 Dolomite. They were the most expensive British open two-seaters of their day. None were sold—but they survived, and here is the full story.

Squire: the Man, the Cars, the Heritage

by Jonathan Wood

Few were made, as expensive as Bugattis, but they held a reputation for exceptional top speed and braking.

Alfonso XIII y El Automóvil

by Emilio Polo García

Kings have cars—and this one even has one named after him, the Hispano-Suiza Alfonso XIII roadster. This book has about as many illustrations as pages so even if you don’t speak Spanish you’ll get something out of it.

Citroën DS: Revised and updated edition

by Malcolm Bobbitt

A perennial favorite and design icon  the DS is one of those cars that is either loved or hated. This book gives you reasons for both sides.

Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2013–2014

by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi

This is an annual volume that analyzes, reviews and reports on the year’s auction results from 17 automotive auction houses—nearly 90 events. But this book is far more than just a bunch of dry lists.

Better Than Gold: Investing in Historic Cars

by Dietrich Hatlapa

The book covers subjects such as value drivers, performance measurement, and market history. The author illustrates historic price developments of various market sections, including those of Ferrari, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz.

Discovered: The Nineteenth Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

by Bill Wolf

Spoiler alert: there really are only eighteen, and only available (when new) to royalty which is why everything there is to know about them is known. But, asketh the fiction writer, What If?

The A–Z of Three-Wheelers: A Definitive Reference Guide

by Elvis Payne

As inevitable a step the three-wheeler was for the evolution of the automobile, not a whole lot has been written about it until recently. The marketplace is certainly beginning to pay attention, so you might as get up to speed.