“SuperFinds will prove to be an incredibly important project documenting the history of automobile collecting. This book reveals images never before seen, allowing automotive collectors, enthusiasts and historians to view many rare and historically significant cars in their ‘as found’ original condition. These remarkable images are absolutely mesmerizing.
The discovery of these old photos is as interesting and significant as discovering the cars themselves. These early images will solve some mysteries and confirm some facts, however it will also raise additional questions.”
MOTORWORLD book award 2021
Jürgen Lewandowski (Chairman of the Jury) awards the MOTORWORLD Special Price to author Michael Kliebenstein (SuperFinds).
BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
SuperFinds was selected Book of the Year 2020 by Milano AUTOCLASSICA Classic Car Show in Milano, Saturday 26. September 2020.
Author Michael Kliebenstein (left) is given the award by Andrea Martini (right), President of Milano AUTOCLASSICA.
A truly unique selection of previously unseen photographs of important historic cars as found in the 1960s and 1970s.
This book is unique. It is a compendium of wonderful automotive treasure, as discovered. With the passage of time all cars became worthless and unloved, no matter how eminent. Racing cars inevitably became uncompetitive and redundant. Many vehicles passed into scrapyards, the motoring equivalent of a cemetery, or simply rotted away.
Today, of course, we value, covet and preserve the work of great designers, engineers and coachbuilders, and their creations give enormous pleasure to many, whether it be in ownership, driving, competing or simply as historic objects to be admired when on display. All will have a story – sometimes sad, sometimes heroic.
Many of the more esoteric car companies produced machines that were not only engineering masterpieces but also great works of art.
Italian Corrado Cupellini was a pioneer in the developing old car movement in the 1960s and ’70s. He had a mission: to explore, discover and rescue motor cars of merit before it was too late. He roved the world following his passion and this extraordinary book is a photographic record of his astounding journey of discovery.
- Famous coachbuilders featured include Pinin Farina, Zagato, Touring, Vignale, Saoutchik and Bertone.
- Grand Prix cars, sports racers, Formula 2 cars, CanAm cars, Formula Junior single-seaters and more.
- Legendary racers including several ‘Birdcage’ Maseratis, a Matra Le Mans car, Ferrari Testa Rossa…
- Cars formerly owned by Nuvolari, Chiron and Fangio.
- Porsche racers including examples of 917, 906, 718 RSK ‘Mittellenker’, 910, 904, 550 RSK Spyder, 911 RS, 910/8 ‘Bergspyder’, RS 60…
- Unique cars, prototypes, specials and unidentified vehicles, race team transporters, crashed cars and pedal cars.
Signed by Michael Kliebenstein
300mm x 300mm, 420 pages, over 900 photographs, £ 90.00 GBP
“This is in fact the true beginnings of the classic car world.”
“It shows the absolute best of automotive car finds. Just look at these amazing images! SuperFinds is simply the most stunning car book I have ever seen!”
”In any case, the SuperFinds book is an essential for any automotive historian.“