Aimed at seasoned collectors or amazed novices, this volume is the ultimate anthology of sports cars. With 50 of the most beautiful, desirable and exhilarating models of all time , it unfolds the fabulous tale of a creative and technical journey towards peak performance on the road and on the track. A masterful overview of legendary two-seaters, from race-bred sports cars to their road-legal siblings – some of the most fascinating date back to the golden age of motor racing, until at the end of the 1960s, when gentlemen looking like corsairs brought their cars to competitions, such as the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, threw all their strength into the race, which they sometimes won, before returning home without hurrying.
The 50 sports cars listed here, among the most sought after, from the 1912 Bearcat Model A by Stutz or the 1938 8 C 2900B MM Spider by Alfa Romeo to the 1955 300 SLR "Uhlenhaut Coupé" by Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR – the most expensive in the world – and the 1962/1964 250 GTO Series II by Ferrari, make this superb volume a goldmine . Each of these legendary models is the subject of a sumptuous presentation with superb images, works of the greatest automobile photographers in the world or nuggets from the archives – original factory photos or posters of major sporting events, accompanied by descriptions of experts and specifications, drawn from the intimate knowledge and international experience of the authors.