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    DescriptionEver since Karl Benz first powered up his Patent-Motorwagen in 1885, man has salivated and swooned over automobiles. And none more so than the motoring fanatics at Top Gear, who have test-driven, critiqued and worshipped some of the best cars in motoring history. While many have fallen short of Top Gear's exacting standards, others have triumphed, proving so damn cool they're SubZero. In this unique bible of motoring coolness, Top Gear's Matt Master recounts the stories behind history's greatest cars, from pre-war vintage motors to the supercars of the future, pairing stunning Top Gear photography and rarely seen archive photographs with expert commentary. He'll break down the technology behind these incredible machines and place each car in the context of its time, with anecdotes and analysis that explain just what's so cool about each one. From the quintessential British luxury of the Bentley Brooklands to the Italian sex appeal of the Bizzarini Strada, the old Hollywood glamour of the Chrysler Airflow to the futuristic lines of the Aston Martin Bulldog via Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang and James Dean's doomed Porsche Spyder, this will be social history as much as car worship. The only book like it on the market, this is the evolution of cool, Top Gear-style; the definitive guide to the undisputed coolest cars on the planet.


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    Title
    Top Gear: The Cool 500: The Coolest Cars Ever Made
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matt Master
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,736 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849901390
    ISBN 10: 1849901392
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    BIC subject category V2: WGCB
    BISAC V2.8: PER010000
    Libri: I-AU
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14320
    B&T General Subject: 790
    Ingram Subject Code: AU
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001060
    LC classification: TL
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000, TRA001050
    DC23: 791.4572
    Illustrations note
    PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    BBC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Matt Master started his career at Auto Express and is now features writer and road tester at Top Gear Magazine.