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Top Gear: The Cool 500: The coolest cars ever made [Hardcover]

Matt Master
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27 Sep 2012 Top Gear

Ever since Karl Benz first powered up his Patent-Motorwagen in 1885, man has salivated and swooned over automobiles. And none more so than the motoring fanatics at Top Gear, who have test-driven, critiqued and worshipped some of the best cars in motoring history. While many have fallen short of Top Gear's exacting standards, others have triumphed, proving so damn cool they're SubZero.

In this unique bible of motoring coolness, Top Gear's Matt Master recounts the stories behind history's greatest cars, from pre-war vintage motors to the supercars of the future, pairing stunning Top Gear photography and rarely seen archive photographs with expert commentary. He'll break down the technology behind these incredible machines and place each car in the context of its time, with anecdotes and analysis that explain just what's so cool about each one.

From the quintessential British luxury of the Bentley Brooklands to the Italian sex appeal of the Bizzarini Strada, the old Hollywood glamour of the Chrysler Airflow to the futuristic lines of the Aston Martin Bulldog via Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang and James Dean's doomed Porsche Spyder, this will be social history as much as car worship.

The only book like it on the market, this is the evolution of cool, Top Gear-style; the definitive guide to the undisputed coolest cars on the planet.


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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (27 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849901392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849901390
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 2.5 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The undisputed coolest cars on the planet, from the motoring fanatics at Top Gear.

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Matt Master started his career at Auto Express and is now features writer and road tester at Top Gear Magazine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! 14 July 2014
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Bought as a gift and my partner loved it!! Huge book, great quality!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover 30 Jan 2014
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A great collective of the 500 "coolest" cars since the early days of motoring. Plenty of the usual suspects in there, plus some unexpected entries from the lesser known threads of our motoring fabric. Certainly worth your time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought this as a gift 20 Jan 2014
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I cannot really rate this for content as I bought it as a gift for my car mad 50 year old son. However it looked good to me and he seems to be enjoying it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! 10 Jan 2014
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This is an awesome book, my son loves it. I ordered it for him for Christmas and didn't think it would arrive until after New Years. Was so surprised when it was delivered a couple days before Christmas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted 21 Dec 2013
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Bought as a birthday present for my grandson's 13th birthday. He was delighted. Service was excellent and the price reasonable. Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super present!! 18 Feb 2014
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It's a nice book to read about beautiful cars and to look at all the beautiful pictures.
It's to bad that my book is a little bit damagde by the transportation to me.
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very good book, this was brought for my dad for Christmas and took him a few day to read because he couldn't put it down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Aug 2014
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Excellent condition, my boyfriend loved his book! Very fast postage, very impressed.
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