Million-Dollar Muscle Cars: The Rarest and Most Collectible Cars of the Performance Era
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Million-Dollar Muscle Cars: The Rarest and Most Collectible Cars of the Performance Era

by Colin Comer, David Newhardt
     
 

They were the baby boomers’ first cars and they were made to race. These cars, including Corvettes, ’Cudas, Mustangs, and Trans Ams, were driven until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the handful of rare models that survived in good shape are

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They were the baby boomers’ first cars and they were made to race. These cars, including Corvettes, ’Cudas, Mustangs, and Trans Ams, were driven until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the handful of rare models that survived in good shape are collectors’ dreams, easily commanding six-figure prices and sometimes passing the million-dollar mark.

Million-Dollar Muscle Cars is a beautifully illustrated history of these rarest of rare cars, from the high-performance fantasies of yesterday to the high-finance wheeling and dealing of today. Specially commissioned photos and an expert text tell the story of these cars from their rise in the early sixties to their decline in the mid seventies to their re-emergence as performance icons of historical significance and eternal coolness. Author and top muscle expert Colin Comer explains what makes the world’s most valuable muscle cars tick, providing insightful discussions of such cars as the1970–1971 Hemi ’Cuda Convertible, 1965 Shelby GT-350 R Model, 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake,” 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible, 1969 Trans Am Convertible, 1969 ZL1 Camaro, and 1971 Sox & Martin Hemi ’Cuda Drag Car.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“You have to love David Newhardt’s spectacular photography and a well laid out presentation of the world’s most valuable muscle cars. (Colin) Comer knows of what he writes, he is one of the leading muscle car dealers in the country, so this is writing about what he does for a living, and telling readers which cars hit the ‘two comma barrier’ and why. Newhardt puts into pictures what words alone cannot convey: the absolute power of these uniquely American collector cars. David’s images make perfect visuals to accompany Comer’s informative text. His advice is solid and based on experience. And that’s something you work for. His historical narrative about the cars is well researched, and for $35 you not only learn a few things, but have a great looking book to set on your coffee table, or if luckier, on the front seat of your Million-Dollar Muscle Car.”

Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer tells the story of each of these rarest of rare cars.” 
                  

Auto Restorer, December 2007 

“There are many legitimate reasons why you should purchase this book. It’s both frank and truthful … Comer is a fine storyteller … excellent photography and graphics … this book will feel right at home on your coffee table.”

                    

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“Each car is covered in detail tracing its history and why they are valuable.”

 

Route66chronicles.blogspot.com, Nov. 25, 2007

“If you enjoy muscle cars, add this book to your wish list. On the other hand, if you just want to see, in vivid color, what you can buy when you win the lottery or what a million dollars with wheels looks like add this to your bookshelf.”

“I could almost smell the hot brakes and high-test fuel.” – Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329528
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.66(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.88(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“You have to love David Newhardt’s spectacular photography and a well laid out presentation of the world’s most valuable muscle cars. (Colin) Comer knows of what he writes, he is one of the leading muscle car dealers in the country, so this is writing about what he does for a living, and telling readers which cars hit the ‘two comma barrier’ and why. Newhardt puts into pictures what words alone cannot convey: the absolute power of these uniquely American collector cars. David’s images make perfect visuals to accompany Comer’s informative text. His advice is solid and based on experience. And that’s something you work for. His historical narrative about the cars is well researched, and for $35 you not only learn a few things, but have a great looking book to set on your coffee table, or if luckier, on the front seat of your Million-Dollar Muscle Car.”

Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer tells the story of each of these rarest of rare cars.” 
                  

Auto Restorer, December 2007 

“There are many legitimate reasons why you should purchase this book. It’s both frank and truthful … Comer is a fine storyteller … excellent photography and graphics … this book will feel right at home on your coffee table.”

                    

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“Each car is covered in detail tracing its history and why they are valuable.”

 

Route66chronicles.blogspot.com, Nov. 25, 2007

“If you enjoy muscle cars, add this book to your wish list. On the other hand, if you just want to see, in vivid color, what you can buy when you win the lottery or what a million dollars with wheels looks like add this to your bookshelf.”

“I could almost smell the hot brakes and high-test fuel.” – Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune

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Meet the Author

Renowned muscle car authority Colin Comer is active in the collector car market on a daily basis. As owner of Colin’s Classic Automobiles, Colin is the world’s premier muscle car dealer and has played a role in many of the muscle car transactions that have soared past the million-dollar mark (the "two-comma barrier," as Colin calls it). In addition to buying and selling million-dollar muscle cars, Colin has his own impressive collection of rare muscle cars. He lives in River Hills, Wisconsin.

 

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today. He is the author of such top-selling books as Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and has provided photography for MBI's best-selling titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette Fifty Years, Mustang Forty Years, Mopar Muscle, Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street, and Camaro Forty Years. David lives in Pasadena, California.

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