The Story Behind Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche 356: And 49 Other Highly Entertaining Tales From The World Of Rare And Exotic Car Collecting

December 1, 2016|
The Story Behind Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche 356: And 49 Other Highly Entertaining Tales From The World Of Rare And Exotic Car Collecting by Wallace A. Wyss
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Join author Wyss as he takes you behind-the-scenes on missions with barn finders the world over. Author Wyss, well known for books on Cobras, Ferraris, Corvettes, etc. focuses on selecting only the most eye-opening, jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising stories regardless of marque because, as he says: "I''m here to tell the story of The Hunt."<BR <BR Here are just a few of the "can-you-believe-it?" stories:<BR <BR -a genuine big block Cobra stolen and dumped in the Erie Canal after a fatal accident<BR <BR -a mailman in France buys a Ferrari that he can''t afford. He reluctantly sells it and today it''s worth over $38 million dollars!<BR <BR -a purebred F1 Ferrari single-seater is rebodied by some New Zealanders into a wanna-be 250GTO.<BR <BR -a Porsche factory 356 four cam race car--one of only two built--is being piloted through Paris when the engine blows. The owner sells it in exchange for a $200 plane ticket back to Portugal!<BR <BR Movie stars and celebrities get their share of ink too, with stories on Diana Dors'' delicious Delahaye, Elvis Presley''s BMW 507 and Steve McQueen''s Ferrari NART Spyder.<BR <BR Plus, there are stories of cars Wyss says could still be out there... million dollar cars such as the pair of lightweight 1957 Mercedes 300SLS roadsters raced by Paul O''Shea; James Dean''s white pre-A Porsche 356 Speedster or the Corvette XP700 “dream car.<BR <BR This isn''t a pretty, picture book. It is much more. It is an entertaining education into the world of big-money car collecting. And, when talking about million dollar+ cars, you need some education.

Wallace Wyssis a native of Detroit who recalls first seeing Porsche 356 cars racing on the frozen ice of Lake Orion, Michigan. Little did he know that a half century later, he would be chronicling their history. After stints as a soldier, public relations man, and Montana cowboy (really!), he enjoyed a career as an ad copywrite...
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Title:The Story Behind Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche 356: And 49 Other Highly Entertaining Tales From The World Of Rare And Exotic Car Collecting
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 in
Published:December 1, 2016
Publisher:Enthusiast Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781583883433

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