The Art of the Automobile: The 100 Greatest Cars

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Award-winning automotive historian, author, and photographer Dennis Adler takes you on a whirlwind tour through more than a century of automotive history, from the first production motorcar, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwage, to fabled makes including Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, packard, and Hudson

More than 200 stunning color photographs define and detail the remarkable styling and revolutionary mechanical engineering for 100 greatest cars ever built. Adler, in accordance with the world’s leading automotive dseigners, collectors, and authorities, picks the top ten cars of all time–breathtaking cars that have become the motoring icons of the twentieth century.


Additional Information


Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (May 3, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061051284
ISBN-13: 978-0061051289
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 9 inches


Dennis Adler is the editor in chief of Car Collector magazine and consultant/historian/author for four publishers and organizations, including senior contributing editor of The Star — the offi cial publication of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. He serves on the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance Selection Committee and as a chief class judge at the Meadow Brook and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He is a noted portraitist of automotive collectors and their collections and is the author of twenty automotive books, including The Art of the Sports Car and The Art of the Automobile (Collins). He lives in western Pennsylvania.

2 reviews for The Art of the Automobile: The 100 Greatest Cars

  1. 5 out of 5


    I purchased this book for our lobby at work and we gave it to a client who absolutely raved about it. I’ve replaced the copy and I keep hearing “ooh”‘s and “ah”‘s of appreciation from our clients as they pour over the picures. The photos are large and very clear. The cars are positioned in romantic gorgeous locations which fuels the imagination. I don’t expect this copy to stay long either!

  2. 4 out of 5


    The author’s list of what constitutes the 100 greatest cars is pretty sound but there are many others that would equally deserve a place; however you can’t put everything in and still have a book that will sell for an economic price. Most of the photos are superb but there are a few that are disappointing such as the Thunderbird pics or the VW Beetle at the end. The photo of the Cisitalia has the rear cropped off, ouch.

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