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Million-Dollar Muscle Cars: The Rarest and Most Collectible Cars of the Performance Era Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760329524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760329528
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“You have to love David Newhardt’s spectacular photography and a well laid out presentation of the world’s most valuable muscle cars. (Colin) Comer knows of what he writes, he is one of the leading muscle car dealers in the country, so this is writing about what he does for a living, and telling readers which cars hit the ‘two comma barrier’ and why. Newhardt puts into pictures what words alone cannot convey: the absolute power of these uniquely American collector cars. David’s images make perfect visuals to accompany Comer’s informative text. His advice is solid and based on experience. And that’s something you work for. His historical narrative about the cars is well researched, and for $35 you not only learn a few things, but have a great looking book to set on your coffee table, or if luckier, on the front seat of your Million-Dollar Muscle Car.”



Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer tells the story of each of these rarest of rare cars.” 
                  

Auto Restorer, December 2007 

“There are many legitimate reasons why you should purchase this book. It’s both frank and truthful … Comer is a fine storyteller … excellent photography and graphics … this book will feel right at home on your coffee table.”

                    

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“Each car is covered in detail tracing its history and why they are valuable.”

 



Route66chronicles.blogspot.com, Nov. 25, 2007

“If you enjoy muscle cars, add this book to your wish list. On the other hand, if you just want to see, in vivid color, what you can buy when you win the lottery or what a million dollars with wheels looks like add this to your bookshelf.”


“I could almost smell the hot brakes and high-test fuel.” – Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune

Book Description

They were our first cars, made to race, and we did, driving our Corvettes and ‘Cudas, our Mustangs and Trans Ams until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the Sixties and Seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the rare models that survived in good shape are a collector’s dream, easily commanding six-figure prices and often passing the million-dollar mark. Million Dollar Muscle Cars provides a photographic history of these rarest of rare cars, from their hot rod beginnings to their decade of decline to an automotive world awakening to their historical significance and eternal cool.

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The text was as entertaining as it was informative.
Rider Boy
I recommend Million Dollar Muscle Cars with confidence that anyone will enjoy reading this book!
D. W. Mangold
Thank you Mr. Colin Comer and Mr. David Newhardt for putting together such a GREAT book.
Jorge L. Acevedo

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ronald S. Krolick on November 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who has felt the increase in one's pulse rate at the sound of a muscle car coming near, or felt the unique sensation in the presence of the inchoate power of a muscle car from the 60s as one embraces its steering wheel, this epistle communicates a true sense of knowledge of those feelings. Colin Comer can write well, as is obvious, but more importantly he feels the psychic sense of his subject and can elicit from his readers an acknowledgement of that which is not usually susceptible to words. Many will not understand the intimacy of which i speak but for those of us who grew up in the locus of the subject of Colin's book they will know - Colin has captured the essence; Colin has captured the elegance of the era.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rider Boy on November 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I've been reading about muscle cars since back when the only literature on the subject consisted of repair manuals, and believe this to be one of the very best of the breed. I've owned a number of muscle cars and know a bit about the market, but nothing like what author Colin Comer knows about the subject. He knows every detail about the cars themselves, about the market for the cars, and about the cars places in history, the reasons why these cars have become so valuable. Best of all, the guy can write. The text was as entertaining as it was informative. The photography was as good as the text. I own maybe 20 books with David Newhardt's photography and this is easily his best work yet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sixtiesmuscle on February 10, 2008
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Simply put, this is the most well written & photographed book on muscle cars I have ever seen. I own many "coffee table" car books with beautiful pictures, but, they usually fall short when it comes to information on the cars themselves. The valuable information and insight that the author provides is what sets this book apart from the rest. It's a great value, and, certainly a better investment than buying a bunch of the weak car magazines that abound today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KMB on February 22, 2010
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I bought this book for my boyfriend's father because he loves muscle cars, and he loved this book, it had all his favorites in it and he just really enjoyed reading about how the cars were made, how they came up with the models, etc. Great buy for a sports car lover!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peppercorn on February 16, 2010
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Million Dollar Muscle Cars is an illustrated look at the history of baby boomers the first cars they were fierce and fast for the street. This period was the 60's and 70's when cars were legends made to race as well as used for in the street. The rare models that survived this onslaught are rare collectables nostalgia in steel and rubber. Colin Comer is the world's expert muscle car dealer David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers today together they have created a book of legends that almost mythological in significance is nonetheless a true masterpiece of it,s time and era. This book retells the story of these cars from their rise in the 60's to their decline today and re-emergance as performance icons with immense historical significance for collectors.Now all together in their own separate page or section they stand alone in pride and coolness as marques of animals which have a signifigant place in history as collectible motor vehicles for driving in cruising or racing.
These cars were not for the faint of heart to buyers they were high-performance cars more adept at competition in racing than in transportation of going from one place to another. Baby boomers did just that in using these cars for drag and street racing, which were the initiators of a legend that continues today in racing which may sound shrouded in myth but is very much a reality to people who drive these cars that demand attention and respect like thoroughbred ponys on the loose in a grassfield. An informative book, with incredible illustrations and photography, that is to be owned and respected by any muscle car enthusiast,or driver of the vehicles which in the end are of course symbols of wild animals!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jorge L. Acevedo on June 13, 2009
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If you are a Muscle Car(1960's - 1970's)enthusiast, this book is absolutely a MUST READ. The information compiled in this book and the photographs are OUTSTANDING. The Best Book I have read on this subject.
Thank you Mr. Colin Comer and Mr. David Newhardt for putting together such a GREAT book. Well worth the price!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By 68GT/CS on February 26, 2008
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The author's personal experiences and those who own these awesome cars adds volumes to the appreciation of the marques, models and even the era they hail from. To illustrate, I am "into" cars and drive a 1968 GT Mustang California Special everyday (not qualifying as a million-dollar car just yet) yet most of my friends and family are not "car people". Since leaving this book in the lounge I've found many people, those you would least expect, engrossed in the tales of these truly legendary cars. This book bridges the divide with universal appeal. Scary to think that it will probably introduce more filthy rich to the collector car market... next edition: billion dollar cars!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Quam on February 12, 2008
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How refreshing it was to finally read a muscle car book where the author lives and breathes the stuff and the book is not filled with factual errors. The book reads effortlessly and without really knowing it your educated on the history of the cars as well as the current market for significant cars. This book is muscle car 101 for anyone considering the purchase of a muscle car. Must read for anyone who calls himself a car guy.
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