Most car collectors exhibit a healthy enthusiasm for their favourite hobby with a tendency to dig into their favourite marques, chase parts, swap stories, and generally live the car-guy lifestyle. Some, however, step over that fine line between enthusiasm and obsession-and that's the dusty place where these legendary car-collector stories come from. In Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting, Keith Martin and the staff of Sports Car Market Magazine recount the wildest car-collecting stories of all time. You will be blown away by these eccentric and over-the-top stories of collectors, and their collections. Have you heard of the fellow who squirrelled away dozens of Chevelles, Camaros, and other classic muscle cars in semi-trailers? How about the president of Shakespeare fishing rods who sold 30 Bugattis for a mere $85,000? What about the English nobleman who cut up and buried his Ferrari horde in an elaborate insurance scam? Or how about the Duesenberg abandoned in a Manhattan parking garage for decades only to be uncovered by Jay Leno? They only get crazier from there.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL
Publication date: 25/10/2017
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229mm X 152mm