There are automobiles that slipped into anonymity as though they had never existed. And then there are vehicles that made history, that served as reference points for design, performance, and fascination. These icons of technology thrilled the hearts of both enthusiasts and the general public. This book is dedicated to these jewels on four wheels, produced from the start of the 1900s up to the ’60s—one of the greatest periods ever for creativity and advances in engineering.
Sebastiano Salvetti graduated with a degree in law and became a professional journalist. He worked with the outdoor sports monthly Montebianco and for seven years on the magazine Automobilismo, specializing in test drives, tuning, and off-road driving. After a brief time as technical director at Ski-alper, the only European magazine specializing in Alpine skiing, he now works with automobiles on the portal Red-live.it, the magazines Gente Motori, Auto&Fuoristrada, and Gente Motori Classic, as well as the bimonthly Motori Agricoli and the websites gazzetta.it and ilgiornale.it.