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Experimental X-vehicles—how bizarre!Ghastly ghost cars—how macabre! Forlorn Ferraris—how desperately sad! Discover more in STRANGE BUT TRUE TALES OF CAR COLLECTING! The two-faced playboy . . . the jealous widow . . . the tinkering priest! These stories and more are all a part of the rich—and often beguiling—history of some of the world’s most famous vehicles. From futuristic test cars to the truth behind one particularly memorable vehicle of the silver screen, more than 30 stories of strange but true tales of automotive misadventure can be found within this book. Maybe you’ve heard of the famous Portuguese barn-find before, or wondered just how long it would take to cobble together a Cadillac one piece at a time—wonder no more! How much money would it take to buy 30 classic Bugattis? How could anyone let a Testa Rossa sit untended for more than 15 years? And do you love your car so much that you’d ask to be buried in it? These tales and more await inside. Some are lewd, others are crude, but they all have one thing in common—they’re all true!
Abandoned Bugattis? Rusty Rolls-Royces? A priceless collection of historic vehicles, rotting in the sun? The horror . . .the horror! But that’s what you’ll find inside Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting. As many car enthusiasts know, the automotive world is rife with otherworldly stories of intrigue, mystery, chance, redemption, and ruin. The stories collected here are some of the best, culled from those who lived or witnessed them firsthand. They stretch East to West and North to South, stories from deep in America’s heartland, all the way to the foggy streets of London and the tropical jungles of Brunei. Bizarre players? Check. Beautiful cars? Check. Femme fatales? A few. But there’s only one way to find out—open the book, turn the page, and prepare to be amazed!
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