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  1. Exotic_Car_Guy

    Exotic_Car_Guy Karting

    Apr 2, 2003
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    Gil Lucero
    I'm sure many of you have great collections of books on Ferrari. I'm trying to find the best book that includes content/photos of the 458 Spider and La Ferrari and spans from the early years to present. Ideally I would prefer a book that has both great photos and stories/information (on the cars and marque). Some titles I'm looking at are:

    Ferrari 70 Years by Dennis Adler
    https://www.amazon.com/Ferrari-70-Years-Dennis-Adler/dp/0760351899

    The Ferrari Book by Gunther Raupp
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/3832797254/?coliid=I2B4RZ2F0WY35D&colid=5QX1OUPZ4UVU&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Ferrari: Jubilee Edition by Hartmut Lehbrink (Author),‎ Jochen von Osterroth, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch (Photographer)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/3848010496/?coliid=I20LV5KUH4P5F4&colid=5QX1OUPZ4UVU&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Ferrari All the Cars: a complete guide from 1947 to the present by Leonardo Acerbi
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/8879116088/?coliid=I9KOFN3Q6R5RY&colid=5QX1OUPZ4UVU&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Do any of you own these books to comment? Other titles to consider?

    Thanks,
    Gil
     
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  3. Zollida

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    Thanks for posting these links! I've always wanted to have a good literature collection about Ferrari history. I'm a huge collector with biology help like https://ca.edubirdie.com/biology-help bookshelf and I'm gonna collect more. I should definitely spend my money on something else.
     
  4. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2015
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    I own all of those books and every one has something to offer.
    Hard to rank them.
     
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  5. Albert-LP

    Albert-LP F1 Veteran
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    there will be very soon a book about the Ferrari factory: a probably 4 k price book. Not mine, but I saw the prototype: great and precious book indeed

    ciao
     
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  6. Juli

    Juli Karting

    Jul 6, 2014
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    Ciao Alberto,
    that sounds really great. :)
    Do you have more information about this book?
    Thank you very much in advance,
    Julian
     
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  8. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I got "Ferrari 70 Years" for Christmas last year...it's a good recap of the cars.

    Problem is, for better reading I lean towards books about the PEOPLE, making titles like "Mon Ami Mate", or Enzo's own "Piloti che Gente" far more interesting.
    "Cobra Ferrari Wars" is another good one, to take you back into the early 60s scene....

    "Klementaski and Ferrari" was one I chased for many years as it was Out of Print, and finally added a copy.
     
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  9. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    I also like Phil Hill's book "A Champion's View".
     
  10. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2015
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    I think Ferrari would have the largest number of books published over any other motoring marque which makes it hard to single out one book covering both road cars and racing cars well.
    The other problem is they vary in price from $10 to hundreds of thousands so I guess it’s horses for courses.
    Choose a specific aspect and usually there are a few excellent Ferrari books relating to it.
     
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  11. SmokyDave

    SmokyDave Rookie
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    The Dennis Adler book and 'All The Cars' are plentiful and cheap, so not bad choices. Keep an eye out on which revision of 'All The Cars', as there are two or three updates to the book now. I think the most recent has a yellow cover. Ferrari: Hypercars by Winston Goodfellow is not bad and along similar lines if you can find it at a reasonably cheap price, but I don't think it goes any 'newer' than the Enzo.

    The Raupp book looks really nice, but I haven't picked it up yet. I do have his 'Ferrari: Calendar Images' book, and that's lovely so it's definitely on my shopping list.

    My two wildcard suggestions are 'Fantastic Ferraris' by Antoine Prunet and Peter Vann, and 'Ferrari: Sports Racing and Prototype Competition Cars' by Antoine Prunet. Neither fits your brief, I just really like them both :)
     
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  13. Casino Square

    Casino Square Formula 3

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    Arguably it's Ferrari in Camera. The quality and production standards are without compare.
     
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  14. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

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    I agree, certainly in the top 5 of any Ferrari book list.
     
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