Cars: The Impossible Collection

Regular price €920.00 EUR
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  • 170 pages
  • 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in November 2011
  • W 39 x L 47 x D 7 cm
  • Black Rubber Clamshell Box with Metal Plate
  • ISBN: 9781614280156
  • 9.0 kg

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that one of our all-time favourites from Assouline is “The Impossible Collection of Cars”. Showcasing 100 of the most exceptional cars from the 20th century, this collector’s tome features automobiles owned by icons such as Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Marlene Dietrich and Ralph Lauren to name a few.

Selected for their revolutionary engineering and head-turning capabilities, many of these cars are in fact so rare this handcrafted book is the closest most of us will ever get to some of these legendary automobiles…

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8JS ships your order within 24h after purchase. A tracking code will be sent to you as soon as your order is dispatched from our warehouse. 

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CLASSICS FRANCE EU REST OF THE WORLD
1 to 5 books 17€ 30€ 60€
5 books and more 35€ 50€ 100€
IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTIONS FRANCE EU REST OF THE WORLD
1 to 5 books 30€ 60€ 100€
5 books and more 50€ 80€ 150€

 

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DESCRIPTION

It is the dream of many to own the world’s most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the one hundred most exceptional cars of the twentieth century in ASSOULINE's third volume in the Impossible Collection series. Each luxury automobile—from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1996 McLaren F1—was chosen for its revolutionary engineering, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. Assouline is pleased to announce this exquisite tome, which features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Ralph Lauren, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. This Impossible Collection volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate. 

Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection.

Ultimate homage to the automobile
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Mr. Porter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Neil is a Pulitzer Prize–winning automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Neil hosts a new monthly, online-exclusive show for FOXSports.com on MSN: “Wheels Up” is a sophisticated, richly built look at the world’s automobiles, from high-end luxury and sports varieties to those available at the showroom down the street. Also, most recently, Neil has teamed up with Adam Corolla to host the Speed Channel's latest television show for ultimate automobile lovers everywhere "The Car Show". He has also worked for the Los Angeles TimesAutoWeek, and Car and Driver.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.