Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Luxury Automotive. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Porsche 911: 50 Years

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche's rear-engined wonder. Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole story— design and development , racing and competition , engineering and technology , style and culture . All the iconic 911 models are included: The original 901 prototype that set the standard The legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world's racetracks The infamous Turbo , the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970s The fabled 959 , the model that redefined the term "sports car" The 993 , last of the original air-cooled models The 996 , 997 , and 991 , the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium Beyond telling the story of the cars , Porsche 911: 50 years also spotlights the people behind them : Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche , who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz , the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott , the engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, including fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive. Leffingwell also tells the story of the 911 community —the clubs and culture that surround the car. Together, all of these facets make Porsche 911: 50 Years the most essential book in any Porsche owner or fan's library.

  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First Edition, First (October 20, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-0760344019
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.13 x 12.25 inches


2. American Muscle Cars Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Muscle Car is an American term used to refer to a range of high-performance automobiles. The peak of this genre ran from 1960’ to 1970’ before going out of fashion. Originally sold at an affordable price, a Muscle Car is characterized by two-door, powered by a high-displacement V8 engine, rear wheel drive and sports coupe style designed for four or more passengers. In this book, I have included a selection of the most beautiful Muscle Cars, each one depicted from a front and a rear view, for a total of 24 ready-to-decorate illustrations. •1965 PONTIAC GTO•1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS •1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28•1969 SHELBY MUSTANG•1970 BUICK GSX •1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS•1970 MERCURY CYCLONE•1970 MUSTANG MACH•1970 PLYMOUTH GTX•1971 DODGE CHALLENGER •1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA •1972 DODGE CHARGERThe book contains also a section that includes all the cars images printed in a smaller size to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images. Pages are printed on one side only.

  • Author: Happy Coloring
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 24, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-1523643202
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.19 x 11 inches


3. Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

There’s something for every Porsche enthusiast in Porsche 70 Years , whether rear-engine 911 loyalist, race fan, or follower of contemporary vehicles. Fasten your seat belt and hit the gas. Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history. From its first 356 to today’s technical tour de force , the 918 , Porsche has advanced from strength to strength for nearly seven decades. In Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute , author Randy Leffingwell offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world’s leading automotive companies. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Created with Porsche’s cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgart’s most famous cars—such as the 356 , 904 , 917 , 911 , 928 , 935 , 956 and others—as well as its key players. Comprising the most comprehensive overview of the company’s entire history, Porsche 70 Years truly has no substitute.

  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks (September 19, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
  • ISBN: 978-0760347256
  • Dimensions: 9.75 x 12 x 1.2 inches


4. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.

  • Author: A. J. Baime
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (June 17, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, History


5. The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

2017 Silver Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition!  Relive the first one hundred years of Germany's best two- and four-wheeled rides. Established in 1916, BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industry's oldest and most-respected car and motorcycle manufacturers. Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments. The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from the 1923 R32 motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today. This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in-depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after year. The BMW Century showcases how the company's new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post-World War II years into the spectacular success we know today - that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by 2016, led by its 3-series, the best-selling luxury-performance car in the world. BMW's motorcycle division is no less legendary. It began with the 1923 avant-garde R32, which featured a 180-degree, horizontally opposed twin, the engine configuration that would become BMW's hallmark. Along the way, BMW would use that configuration to power groundbreaking machines like the R90S, R100RS, and R80GS. Beginning in 1983, they would add three- and four-cylinder machines to their offerings, culminating in today's spectacular S1000RR sport bike. From the pre-war motorcycles to the iconic R-series twins of the 1970s and 80s to the mighty M-series cars and superbikes of today, The BMW Century offers a full review of German engineering at its finest. The book is illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs - many sourced from BMW's archives - and detailed text relating the BMW's full history. This is the one volume no BMW aficionado can be without.

  • Author: Tony Lewin
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
  • ISBN: 978-0760350171
  • Dimensions: 10.13 x 0.88 x 12.25 inches


6. Ford Mustang: Trivia & Fun Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Great American Icon!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

The Great American Icon! - Special Launch Price American car companies are continually striving to innovate changes in how we see, operate, and make connections with cars. The classic car market taps into a simpler time and invokes a feeling of nostalgia. Mustangs are undoubtedly among the most popular classic cars—they were a hit right off the production line, and 56 years later, they still rank among the top-selling cars and are recognized as a household name. Ford's first pony car remains one of the longest-running sports car nameplates in the United States, second only to the Chevy Corvette. The Mustang has set records time and again with its sales, building on its reputation as the classic car that made its way to American homes. These milestones helped perpetuate the nostalgic standing that draws people to the pony car. The Mustang has left an imprint on the hearts and minds of many Americans, whether it was a memorable first car experience, the project car that brought people together, or memories created while cruising, parking, or doing burn-outs. It appeals to consumers for other reasons too. At its inception, the Mustang brought a race-care level of performance and speed to the average American. While suburbia was enjoying upward mobility, car lovers were introduced to an affordable sports car that was also easy to work on. Those defining characteristics—accessible, fast, and affordable—continue to shape Ford's marketing strategy to this day. The Mustang's performance is wrapped up in the ideals of American individualism. A variety of appealing and performance-enhancing trim options from the factory, plus an endless supply of after-market parts, ensure that you can modify and customize to your heart's content. Whether it's the performance you are after, sentiment, or just an affordable sports car, the Ford Mustang surely fits the bill. The array of Mustangs produced in its lifetime via creative collaborations, advertising promotions, fan-club upgrades, and even Ford's own special projects are too numerous to detail in a single publication. Anyone, from the most fervent enthusiasts to Camaro owners can appreciate this fun collection of Mustang morsels. Or if your intent is to impress your next date or occupy time on the porcelain throne, we hope you enjoy this trivia book! Click "Buy Now" To Get Your Copy Today!

  • Author: Dean Harris
  • Publisher: Bridge Press (March 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-1955149006
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.29 x 8.5 inches


7. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Composition Notebook College Ruled / 8.5 x 11 in: Supercars Notebook, Lined Composition Book, Diary, Journal Notebook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Be a trend-setter this year at your middle, high school or College and University. Lamborghini Composition Notebook is ample room inside for writing notes and ideas. Perfect for students use as an all-purpose notebook, gratitude journal, daily diary, list-making, documenting, note taking, or anything else you can think of ! Lamborghini Notebook, Would make a great gift for a friend or a family member. Notebook size 8.5 x11 inches (extra large), and has 100 durable pages. Get your copy today! Please visit "Sam Supercar" author page for more Supercars books.

  • Author: Sam Supercar
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 25, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Theory & Systems
  • ISBN: 978-1082714511
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


8. Porsche 911 Trivia Book: Uncover The History & Innovation Year After Year!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Hours of Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions! - Special Launch Price There’s nothing quite like the love gearheads feel for their favorite sports cars. These are the marvelous machines that likely left their fingerprints all over your childhoods, from drawings in notebooks to visiting your local dealership regularly just to catch a glimpse. From an early age, gleaming sports cars turned you toward a life of worshipping at the altar of the car. For many, the Porsche 911 is the definitive sports car. It has legions of fans worldwide. This German icon is one of the most well-known vehicles on this Earth, sports car or not—and for good reason. The Porsche 911 has been produced for decades and has always been fast as lightning. It has also never strayed far from the original—if it ain’t broke, why fix it? From a multitude of beautiful models to exciting races to thrilling appearances in movies to unforgettable commercials, the Porsche 911 has had an incredible history full of memorable moments. This trivia book is dedicated entirely to the iconic Porsche 911 and the fans that have continued to revel in its glory through the years. It travels all the way back to the car’s fascinating origins and follows it through over half a century of innovations and triumphs. Let’s find out how much you know about the Porsche 911! Get yours today.

  • Author: Neal Harris
  • Publisher: Bridge Press (April 5, 2021)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1955149051
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches


9. Volvo S40 & V50 Mar 2004-2013: Complete coverage for your vehicle

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

S40 Saloon & V50 Estate Petrol: 1.8 litre (1798cc), 2.0 litre (1999cc) & 2.4 litre (2435cc) 4- & 5-cylinder Turbo-diesel: 1.6 litre (1560cc), 2.0 litre (1984cc & 1998cc) & 2.4 litre (2400cc) 4- & 5-cylinder Does NOT cover 1.6 litre or 2.5 litre 'T5' petrol engines or 2.4 litre 'T9' diesel engine. Does NOT cover 'Classic', AWD (four-wheel-drive) models or 'Powershift' transmission.

  • Author: Mark Storey
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (March 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1785214431
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 0.79 x 10.63 inches


10. Vehicle Maintenance Log Book: Service & Repair Record Book for All Vehicles, Cars & Trucks

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Luxury Automotive - August 2021

Keep track of the upkeep of your vehicle with this comprehensive log book, it enables the user to document every repair with date and what has been done. Simple style with clear details & great for all vehicle types. Keeping track of all repairs and services will help you stay up to date on all of your vehicle's needs to keep it running smoothly for years to come. Log date, mileage, repairs, and maintenance. Log the following maintenance and more: oil changed, air filter, fuel filter, rotate/balance tires, tire replaced, wheel alignment, spark plugs, brakes serviced, transmission, wiper blades, batteries, radiator, hoses & belts. Features:                                                  109 pages Professional high-quality design cover Extra lined notes pages for any other personal needs 6 x 9 inches, making it large enough to comfortably fill out while being small enough to fit in a glove compartment. We stand for quality and aim to provide the best writing experience with our notebooks. Get this maintenance log book for you or your loved ones!

  • Author: EYX Logbooks
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 979-8731680349
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches