BY DANIEL KUSNER
Are you prepared to settle debates about the 20th century’s 100 most exceptional vehicles?
You will be after poring over The Impossible Collection of Cars, a 144-page eye-pleaser from Assouline coming this fall ($650).
With formidable research about advances in powerful engineering and aerodynamic design, Pulitzer-winning Dan Neil ordains the Top 100 marques ever made in this volume so buff, it’s printed on cotton pages and encased in black rubber and metal.
Learn why Rolls-Royce’s most unimpeachable engine is the 1911 Silver Ghost (for its wraith-like quietness), why John Lennon painted his ’59 Bentley S in magical-mystery psychedelia, and why Ford’s choicest T-Bird may well be the ’57 model (left) — the one with the circular portholes — that’s featured in the classic "American Graffiti."
PRIVATE CLUBS | FALL 2011