We’ve been at this for a while, as have the companies that build the cars we write about, but it’s been a long time since we’ve offered enthusiasts a collection of the very best C/D has published on their cherished marque or model. Enter our new Iconic Cars book series. Each volume collects original photography, road tests, features, and comparison tests from our 55-plus years of existence, all the way back to our roots as Sports Car International. The roster of authors is packed with luminaries from throughout our history, including Karl Ludvigsen, Pat Bedard, Brock Yates, and Csaba Csere. The first two books in the series cover Porsche and the Chevy Corvette, and they span from the 1600 Speedster to the latest 911 Turbo, and from the C1 all the way to the C6 ZR1.
The pages of the magazine have never looked so good. Each is reproduced in bright color or crisp black and white with the stunning original photos. Period advertisements for the cars—and other stuff—are interspersed throughout. (A see-through aftermarket targa top for a Porsche 914 cost $249 in 1976! You probably can’t still buy a 917 kit car for a VW chassis from some guy in Cakato, Minnesota, but you should still try!)
Iconic Cars: Porsche and Iconic Cars: Corvette are available now at those links for $24.95 each, with books on Ferrari and the Ford Mustang to follow later this year.
Tags: books, Car and Driver, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche |