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Ultimate Collector Cars

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This double-volume is the ultimate collector car anthology, featuring 100 of the most remarkable and desirable cars of all time, from the landmark 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 40 hp to the radical 2020 McLaren Speedtail. Each model is presented in stunning imagery by the world’s leading car photographers.
Hardcover, two vols. in slipcase11.1 x 14.2 in.19.34 lb904 pages

“A book out of the ordinary for any classic car lover.”


“The most captivating, current, and comprehensive source for the most desirable cars to ever roam the earth.”

Road & Track
“Another beauty from TASCHEN full of eye-watering gorgeous photographs of the world’s most desirable, unobtainable cars, for the petrolheads among us… Beautifully bound in black linen, the book itself is likely to earn a place as the ultimate collectable book of Ultimate Collector Cars.”
Force One
“A carefully curated anthology of one hundred of the most exquisite, remarkable and coveted collector cars of all time, it spans the whole history of the modern automobile.”
“…a must for automotive connoisseurs.”
“A masterpiece… Exceptionally beautiful printing… Beautiful photography but also lots of info about the car… You take a trip around the world with these books on your table… TASCHEN together with editor and author Charlotte & Peter Fiell prove to be a perfect match.”
“The kind of coffee table book that people don’t have to feign interest in.”
“This double-volume, definitive history of collector cars is one of a kind.”
The Times
“Essentially, this book means you’ll never need another one about cars.”
“A most impressive anthology of collector cars… an utterly incomparable assembly of vintage cars that are, in every respect, the best of the very best.”
RM Sotheby's
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Ultimate Collector Cars

Ultimate Collector Cars



The stories behind 100 of the world’s most coveted automobiles

From the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lake Como’s famed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to the premier Monterey Car Week, the collector car calendar and market has shown one of the most extraordinary growth trajectories of recent years. As thousands flock to specialized meet ups, rallies, auctions, and Concours d’Elegance around the globe, asking prices for the rarest motors have revved higher and higher. So much so, that the value of the 100 cars included in this book exceeds a staggering $1 billion.

For the seasoned car collector or the awestruck newcomer, this double-volume is the unrivaled collector car anthology. Curating 100 of the most exquisite, remarkable, and desirable cars of all time to tell a spellbinding story of automotive design-and-engineering endeavor in the tireless pursuit of ever-greater performance both on and off the track, from the first Indy 500-winning 1910 Marmon Wasp to the futuristic 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Laps ahead of any generic catalog, this superlative volume exudes authority and elegance, settling for nothing less than the very best of the best, and presenting each model with the lavish spreads it deserves, complete with stunning imagery taken by the world’s leading car photographers alongside rare archival treasures, from original factory photos to famous motorsports event posters. Each entry is also accompanied by expert descriptive texts and specs, detailing each car’s make, model, year, engine size, horsepower, top speed, transmission, and all-important production numbers.

By passionately tapping into their transatlantic expertise and insider knowledge of car auctions, museums, and collections around the world, design authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell survey the autoworld's finest cars of all time. Their carefully curated selection spans the whole history of the automobile, taking in such rare models as a 1912 Stutz Model A Bearcat, as well as lesser-known jewels such as the astonishing 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Goutte d’Eau” Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi.

This definitive compendium includes a foreword from Rob Myers, the founder of RM Sotheby’s, and includes an introduction from the authors that gives a unique perspective on the ins and outs of car collecting at the highest level. The main content is interspersed with interviews with Dr. Frederick Simeone, founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum; The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival; Sandra Button, Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance; John Collins, leading dealer of historic Ferraris; and Shelby Myers, global head of Private Sales at RM Sotheby’s, which offer key personal insights into the car-collecting world.
The authors and editors

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are well-known design authors having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together, they have written numerous TASCHEN books.

Ultimate Collector Cars
Hardcover, two vols. in slipcase28.1 x 36 cm8.77 kg904 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8491-3

Edition: English
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26 Ratings

Ultimate car book

Joseph A.,July 24, 2022
Though pricey..and heavy !...this two volumes edition is one of the best and most worthwhile car publications I have ever laid my hands and eyes on. Its beautifully printed and the text is very readable and informative; superbly done.


Alexandre,November 1, 2021
Amazing photos of the greatest cars!

Magnificent Motoring Machines

Philip C.,October 31, 2021
As the petroleum age recedes in the rear view mirror and the era of electric propulsion looms over the next hill, Ultimate Collector Cars gathers together sumptuous photos and detailed narratives on the most magnificent motoring machines to ever cruise down a highway and duel on a racetrack. Automotive history is enshrined in this double volume homage to grace, beauty and daring. Will silence and software ever stir the blood as much as the roar of a V-12 and the aroma of racing fuel?

Absolutely beautiful

Jean-Jacques,October 28, 2021
Superb photos of the most beautiful cars ever.

Ultimate Collector Cars

Nathalie,October 27, 2021
I am very pleased with this magnificient book. It was bought as a gift for my spouse, and the joy and surprise on his face were even higher than expected...A beautiful book, of superior quality.