Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt

Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt

by Clive Cussler


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A photographic tour through Clive Cussler’s outstanding collection of antique automobiles, including those featured in his #1 New York Times bestselling Dirk Pitt series.

Fans of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt series know that his hero has a soft spot for rare and classic automobiles...and that the vehicles that appear in the novels are actually part of Cussler's own vast collection. Through stunning color photographs and warm, informative commentary, fans of Cussler and Pitt can see fifty-six of these automobiles in all their glory, and learn about the history and acquisition of each classic car. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Touring . . . Mercedes-Benz 630K . . . Duesenberg J-140 . . . Cadillac V-16 Roadster . . . Ford Cabriolet Hot Rod . . . Packard V-12 . . . it's a car lover's paradise!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399158100
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 593,314
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.


Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

July 15, 1931

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Illinois


Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Built for Adventure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I am a die hard Clive Cussler fan, this book featuring his automobile collection is a great book, even if your not a fan of Clive's adventure novels. A great layout of photos of these fantastic old cars. And I especially enjoyed reading about the history and stories of these classics. Looks great on any coffee table!
JB54 More than 1 year ago
Wow! This was a fun book to read. Cussler is an interesting guy. Some of the cars in this book, I've never heard of or seen. And I know a lot about automobiles. The photographs of the cars are fantastic. Its fun to read the authors brief stories on how he bought and restored these amazing classic autos.
Nana1DQ More than 1 year ago
This book brought to life the automobiles featured in Mr. Cussler's books. Absolutely amazing machines as seen through the marvelous pictures. A must have to complete your Clive Cussler collection.