Subtitle Drowned Bugattis, Buried Belvederes, Felonious Ferraris and other Wild Stories of Automotive Misadventure
Strange But True Tales of Car Collecting recounts the wildest car-collecting stories, focusing on tales of the most eccentric and over-the-top collectors and collections from around the world.
Most car collectors exhibit a healthy enthusiasm for their hobby with a tendency to dig into their favorite marques, chase parts, swap stories, and generally live the car-enthusiast lifestyle. Some, however, step over that fine line between enthusiasm and obsession—and that’s the dusty place where these legendary car-collector stories come from.
Have you heard of the fellow who squirreled away dozens of Chevelles, Camaros, and other classic muscle cars in semi-trailers?
How about the president of Shakespeare fishing rods who sold 30 Bugattis for a mere $85,000?
What about the English nobleman who cut up and buried his Ferrari horde in an elaborate insurance scam?
Or how about the Duesenberg abandoned in a Manhattan parking garage for decades only to be uncovered by Jay Leno?
They only get crazier from there.
This entertaining book is a must-have for any car enthusiast. Both car collectors and fans of outrageous classic car, muscle car, and sports car stories will find entertainment in these tales of collectors who’ve gone off the rails.