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Gross/Saitas: Ferrari 275 GTB #08011


© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

© 2016 George Saitas

 

"Ferraris are art, but they love being driven."
—Chris Evans, British television presenter

As far as famous cars go, only a select few stand out from the rest. One in particular shook the collective foundations of automotive design and motorsport competition. "Ferrari: 275 GTB #08011" is the first book dedicated to a legend finding new life under the passionate craftsmanship of expert hands. In-depth illustrations explore how professional restorers, determined to realize the rebirth of a car that marked an era, restore the model piece by piece. Produced only between 1964 and 1968, the Ferrari 275 GTB immediately redefined workmanship and established itself in a class all its own. The two-seat front-engine Gran Turismo Berlinetta was the first Ferrari to have a transaxle incorporated within the instantly recognizable Pininfarina designed coupe body, supplemented with remarkable Scaglietti coachwork. Featuring original photography by renowned photographer George Saitas, "Ferrari: 275 GTB #08011" takes the reader on an adventure alongside the car’s restorers as they collectively breathe life back into each individual component of this masterpiece. This book is a tribute to one of the greatest feats of craftsmanship the automotive and racing industries have ever known.

Former executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, and a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance judge for twenty-five years, Ken Gross is a critically acclaimed guest curator for automobile exhibitions in fine art museums across the United States. Recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Citation, the Ken Purdy Award, and the Lee Iacocca Award, Gross lives in Virginia with his wife. He is also the author of Vintage Cars, published by Assouline.

George Saitas’s car and travel photography adorns the pages of leading publications worldwide, including The Official Ferrari Magazine, Automobile magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Condé Nast Traveler. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, where he received awards for Best Portfolio and earned a BFA in Photography, Saitas has worked on special photo projects with such industry leaders as BMW, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler, and his work has been exhibited globally.

Ferrari: 275 GTB #08011 (Assouline Publishing)
Text by Ken Gross, photography by George Saitas
101/2 x 131/2 in – 26.5 x 34 cm, 168 pages
hardcover with jacket over 100 illustrations
ISBN: 9781614285281
$95 / €90 / £60

www.Assouline.com