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IL CAVALLINO NEL CUORE - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning; from when he made his first sketches on paper, unbeknown to his parents and not only of cars, to reaching a point at which his name became synonymous with some of the best known and most important cars on the international front. In his 23-year career at Pininfarina, Leonardo Fioravanti, who was first a designer and architect, then managing director and director general of ’Studi & Ricerche’ department, created some of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time; they ranged from the 1965 250 LM sports coupé Speciale to the immortal 1968 Daytona through to the 1975 308 GTB and GTS and the 1984 288 GTO, as well as the P5 and P6 of 1968. While continuing his Ferrari essay during his Pininfarina career, Fioravanti also guided the creation of numerous other projects, among them the Dino road car, the 1980 Pinin four-door prototype and went on to the 1984 Testarossa and the 1987 F40. Images of an epoch, designs from his own personal archive never previously seen and, above all, a passionate first person account. Those are the key elements of this outstanding book which, through the creations of Leonardo Fioravanti, covers over 50 years of the history of automobile style and culture.

“The dream is still possible: this is the message I would like transmit to the young, even the really young, because it is from that age that one begins to design cars. Having had the good fortune to realise my dream, I tell my story as a designer at Pinin Farina, Ferrari, Fiat and Fioravanti with the duty of a witness. You must want to be a designer very much, think and aim always at that and only that, without pretense or deviation through much suffering, which would not be so painful, however, because the conceptual satisfaction, above all, would be so intense and intimate and contemporaneous and global that they would compensate for the hardness of life.’ Leonardo Fioravanti
€68.00 €40.00

IL CAVALLINO NEL CUORE Autobiography of a designer - ENGLISH EDITION - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning; from when he made his first sketches on paper, unbeknown to his parents and not only of cars, to reaching a point at which his name became synonymous with some of the best known and most important cars on the international front. In his 23-year career at Pininfarina, Leonardo Fioravanti, who was first a designer and architect, then managing director and director general of ’Studi & Ricerche’ department, created some of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time; they ranged from the 1965 250 LM sports coupé Speciale to the immortal 1968 Daytona through to the 1975 308 GTB and GTS and the 1984 288 GTO, as well as the P5 and P6 of 1968. While continuing his Ferrari essay during his Pininfarina career, Fioravanti also guided the creation of numerous other projects, among them the Dino road car, the 1980 Pinin four-door prototype and went on to the 1984 Testarossa and the 1987 F40. Images of an epoch, designs from his own personal archive never previously seen and, above all, a passionate first person account. Those are the key elements of this outstanding book which, through the creations of Leonardo Fioravanti, covers over 50 years of the history of automobile style and culture.

“The dream is still possible: this is the message I would like transmit to the young, even the really young, because it is from that age that one begins to design cars. Having had the good fortune to realise my dream, I tell my story as a designer at Pinin Farina, Ferrari, Fiat and Fioravanti with the duty of a witness. You must want to be a designer very much, think and aim always at that and only that, without pretense or deviation through much suffering, which would not be so painful, however, because the conceptual satisfaction, above all, would be so intense and intimate and contemporaneous and global that they would compensate for the hardness of life.’ Leonardo Fioravanti
€75.00 €50.00

IL GRANDE LIBRO DELLE GIARDINETTE FIAT E ALTRE FAMILIARI ITALIANE - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

Giardiniera, Belvedere, Panorama, Station Wagon, Weekend, Multiwagon. From the Second World War until today, such vehicles have changed names many times, but their spirit has always been the same: practicality and versatility. First, they were working vehicles, but they later evolved into highly popular statements of fashion and transport for daily use. From the wood-trimmed station wagons like the Topolino to modern production such as the Tempra, Marea, the single volume Ulysse and MPVs like the Idea and Doblò. All richly illustrated in a volume containing many period photographs and great detail with exhaustive technical specifications.
€39.00

IL GRANDE LIBRO DELLE PICCOLE FIAT - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

The small car category is the one that has made Fiat’s reputation over the course of its long history. The Turin-based firm has, in fact, been the undisputed leader of Italian motorization thanks to economical, efficient and reliable products that permitted car ownership to spread ever wider. The idea of the car for all took shape after the First World War with models such as the 509 and the 508 Balilla and flourished in 1936 with the 500 Topolino, Italy’s first true utility car. The post-war period saw the consecration of the popular car in the form of the 600 that was immediately followed by the peerless 500. The tradition continued with the 850, the modern front-wheel drive 127 and the 126. The flair of Giorgetto Giugiaro was then responsible for the protagonists of the 1980s: the hugely successful Panda and Uno. Passing by way of the Cinquecento, the Seicento and the various incarnations of the Punto, the book also presents the current models: the Nuova Panda, the Grande Punto and the brand-new 500. Equipped with exception contemporary photographic documentation and detailed technical files for each model, the book recounts the story and development of Turin’s small cars, paying attention to technical aspects as well as the close ties with the social conditions and customs of a period in which they have played a key role in Italian life.
€39.00

LA FERRARI SECONDO FORGHIERI: DAL 1947 A OGGI- COPIA FIRMATA DA M. FORGHIERI! / SIGNED COPY BY M. FORGHIERI!

Many of the Ferrari single seaters and sports racers that won world championships were born of the imagination of Mauro Forghieri and designed by him. That was the case with the John Surtees 1964 158 F1 and the unbeatable Ts of the Lauda-Regazzoni era. The same can be said of the 250 P, the 330 P3 and P4, as well, naturally, as the 312 ‘PB’, the unquestioned protagonists among the sports racing cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The life of the outstanding Mauro Forghieri is told in this book, in which noted stories, especially those that have remained unpublished for years, intertwine in an riveting narrative, supported by a wealth of absolutely unpublished illustrations, a large portion of which come from the publisher’s archives.
€50.00

LAMBRETTA GUIDA ILLUSTRATA ALL’IDENTIFICAZIONE/ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

This is a unique book of its kind, useful to all Lambretta owners and riders who mean to understand the evolution of the famous Innocenti scooter down to the smallest detail. After having digested all the technical information supplied by the concessionaires of the period, and having created thousands of illustrations showing all the versions produced by the Lambrate manufacturer between 1947 and 1971 piece by piece, the author has brought to life a guide that shows even the smallest modification carried out over the years on the various models that have appeared in the marketplace. Due to those illustrations, it is possible to see when a particular modification was introduced during the production cycle of an individual model. The book is also enriched by dozens of original documents of the period published in colour, production graphs and, no less important, all the official technical specifications of the Traffic Control Authority for the registration of Lambretta vehicles.
€50.00

LANCIA BETA MONTECARLO - COPIA FIRMATA DALL’AUTORE! / SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR!

The Lancia Beta was inaugurated in 1972 with the launch of the saloon. The range was expanded three years later by the addition of the “Beta Montecarlo”, a model that soon became part of the Italian motoring history. Introduced at the 1975 Turin Motor Show, the new coupé immediately attracted public interest and admiration for its authentic sporting character, confirmed by its assertive and fascinating body, designed by Pininfarina, and in its two-litre, 118 hp engine. It was no coincidence that the newborn enjoyed a busy racing career: the Group 5 turbo version even enabled Lancia to beat Porsche and win the World Championship for Makes in both 1980 and 1981. This book is entirely devoted to the history of the Beta Montecarlo, covering the technical and stylistic evolution of the various series and, naturally, the coupé’s successful motor racing life – a book that just had to become one of the series focusing on cars that have made history.
€28.00

SGABELLO PIEGHEVOLE DA GARA

Trio walking-stick seat (not suitable for persons over 100 kg-16 stone).
€14.90

SPECCHIETTO A FORMA DI SPECCHIO RETROVISORE FERRARI

Pocket mirror with the shape of a Ferrari car rear-view mirror and the official logo and horse stamped on the metal, produced by Cornes for the Ferrari customers.
One piece only available!
€75.00

FERRARI 1947-2007 - EDIZIONE DE-LUXE

Hardbound edition of the book "Ferrari 60", published inl 2007 on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Maranello House. Year after year for six consecutive decades. That is the story told of the epic deeds of Ferrari and its great creator. An essential text that not only focuses on the principal happenings that have distinguished every single season of Ferrari’s motor racing, but also the technical and styling evolution of the cars from Maranello as well as the salient developments in which the Prancing Horse has been involved at industrial and social levels. Episodes from a true sporting life and world events, which have had their effect in the existence of Ferrari as a company over the decades.A sequence of more than 1,000 photographs in black and white and colour constitute a unique testimonial of the expansion process experienced by the world’s most famous racing and sports car constructor.The volume also includes more than 100 drawings from a prestigious pen like that of artist Giorgio Alisi.
€48.00 €25.00

FERRARI 1947-2007 L'OPERA E IL SOGNO (due Volumi in Cofanetto)

Condition of the book: the two volumes are in perfect condition, with the exception of thedust jackets that are slightly marked . The slipcase is ruined on the coast (see photo).
€280.00

FERRARI 1947/1997 DAS OFFIZIELLE BUCH - Edizione tedesca trade/German trade edition

German edition of the prestigious volume published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the House of Maranello and sponsored by Ferrari itself. The 408 pages of this imposing work are subdivided in two large sections: the technical part and the historical one. The technical part, under the title "Le idee - The ideas", is by Karl Ludvigsen and gives a long excursus on the technological innovations introduced by Ferrari from 1947 up to now. The historical part, titled "Le opere e i giorni - The works and the days" is by Gianni Cancellieri and has been divided into chapters, one for each decade, recalling Ferrari’s history from the industrial, sport and human viewpoint. For the first time, in these pages the drivers talk about Ferrari and not vice versa, as it was in the past for the books written by Enzo Ferrari. The appendix gives the catalogue and the silhouettes of all the cars realized by Ferrari, the list of the men that in these fifty years have contributed in building the myth of the Prancing Horse (presidents, technicians, teams, drivers and so on), and the sports palmares.

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Anlässlich des 50sten Geburtstags von Ferrari sponsorte der Hersteller dieses Buch, das sowohl die Unternehmens- als auch die Rennsportgeschichte aufgreift. Die 408 Seiten dieses imposanten Werks sind in 2 Teile differenziert: den technischen und den historischen. Der technische Teil konzentriert sich auf die Innovationen, die Ferrari seit den 40er Jahren in die Automobilindustrie einbringt. Der historische Part unterteilt sich in je ein Kapitel pro Dekade und beleuchtet Ferraris Geschichte aus der technischen, sportlichen und menschlichen Perspektive. Zum ersten mal sprechen die Fahrer über Ferrari und nicht umgekehrt. Der Appendix enthält zusätzlich einen Katalog aller je gebauten Modelle mit ihren Silhouetten, den Teams, Fahrern, Technikern, etc.
€58.00 €39.00

FERRARI 1947/1997 IL LIBRO UFFICIALE - ED. PRESIDENTE

On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary the Ferrari company has sponsored the production of a book reconstructing its industrial and sporting history.
€410.00 €299.00

FRECCE ROSSE: LE FERRARI ALLA MILLE MIGLIA Ed. rilegata/Hardbound ed.

First published in 1987 by Edizioni Autocritica, this Giorgio Nada Editore version has been thoroughly revised and enriched in its text and photographic apparatuses (with over 300 new illustrations taken from the Alberto Sorlini archive, official Mille Miglia’s photographer in the dacade 1947-1997). Count Giannino Marzotto, one among the protagonist of those days, writes on Ferrari cars and its famous drivers racing at the Mille Miglia up to the fatal accident that caused the race to end on a rather unhappy note in 1957. Each Ferraris are descrived with technical datas and, from 1940 to 1957, are included information of: the crew, the type of car, type and make of body, race number, registration number, chassis number, type of engine, cupic capacity, category and class, start time, overall placing, category and class placing, and principal stages starting from Brescia.
€77.00 €65.45

IL CAVALLINO NEL CUORE

For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning.
€68.00 €39.00

IL CAVALLINO NEL CUORE Autobiography of a designer - ENGLISH EDITION

For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning.
€75.00 €49.00

JAGUAR LES BERLINES

An illustrated portrait on the entire production of the saloon cars created by this famous English marque from 1921, with the first models of Jaguar SS, Mark IV, up to the latest 1998 Daimler 4.0 and Daimler Super V8. This volume provides also technical specifications of each car presented.
€54.00

LE BERLINE JAGUAR: STORIA TECNICA MODELLI

By popular request, the “bigcats” from Coventry are back in the bookshop. This book is the second part of Jaguar. Sport e tradizione, another title in this same series which dealt with Jaguar sports cars. From the first sidercars to the luxurious XJ 40, the book is the analysis of an epoch and of a transformation: the process which led a car manufacturer and its trade mark to become a legendary symbol of wealth and prestige. Production data are supplied for every model.
€78.00 €66.30

MASERATI NEL SEGNO DEL TRIDENTE: TUTTE LE MASERATI GP, SPORT E GT 1926-2003 Ed. Brossura/Softbound Ed.

All Maserati’s production, from 1926 to 2002: racing cars, road cars, engines for cars and boats that were built by other constructors as well as commercial vehicles of the war years, all in a single work that includes the story of the Maserati brothers. The work contains detailed technical lay-outs of all the models produced by Maserati, the sequential chassis numbers of all cars manufactured each year, a description of the modifications introduced in the course of production as well as the exact number of examples built of each model. Vintage pictures have been published almost exclusively throughout so they are completely credible, while the photographs of cars conserved or restored have been carefully selected. A story told through the products of one of the most glorious car manufacturers the world has ever known.
€25.00

MASERATI NEL SEGNO DEL TRIDENTE: TUTTE LE MASERATI GP, SPORT E GT 1926-2003 Ed. Rilegata/Hardbound Ed.

All Maserati’s production, from 1926 to 2002: racing cars, road cars, engines for cars and boats that were built by other constructors as well as commercial vehicles of the war years, all in a single work that includes the story of the Maserati brothers. The work contains detailed technical lay-outs of all the models produced by Maserati, the sequential chassis numbers of all cars manufactured each year, a description of the modifications introduced in the course of production as well as the exact number of examples built of each model. Vintage pictures have been published almost exclusively throughout so they are completely credible, while the photographs of cars conserved or restored have been carefully selected. A story told through the products of one of the most glorious car manufacturers the world has ever known.
€68.00 €39.00

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