Beautiful Machines takes you on a grand tour along the most beautiful cars ever made. The large format of the book and the magnificent full-colour photos make it an indispensable item to add some class to your home library.
The 45 iconic models highlighted in this publication all had a major impact on their time and the automotive industry. Beautiful Machines - The era of the elegant sports car takes you back to an era where elegance, romance and outright performance were the most important aspects that defined the car. Also, there are often extremely fascinating stories behind these cars, making them into real icons to this day. The overview of sports cars in this book ranges from the Maserati Ghibli and the Lamborghini Miura to the Facel Vega, the Renault Alpine and the Porsche 918 Spyder. From the 1930s onwards, cars were not just a means of transport, but evidence of the ambition and innovation in the car industry. The car stood for freedom and beauty, which is why the term 'art on four wheels' is not at all overrated.
The book makes you look through the rear-view mirror at history, at economic prosperity, oil crises and the discovery of climate change. These are all aspects that have an influence on contemporary mobility.
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And we may be a little bit early with this, but it's a good gift idea for your father, husband, brother, friend or a female car enthusiast who will no doubt be very grateful to you when they see this under the Christmas tree!
Image credits: Beautiful Machines. The Era of the Elegant Sportscar, gestalten, 2019
Cars top to bottom:
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR uhlenhaut ©David Kimber
Porsche 906 Carrera 6 ©Rémi Dargegen
Lamborghini Miura SV ©Rémi Dargegen