Classic automobiles enjoy general popularity and appreciation, but pure luxury are those that were only built in small series or even as custom-made models. This book takes you into this world of the most exclusive automotive treasures. Around 45 very rare models constructed after 1945 are portrayed. These include custom-made products for statesmen, limited-edition luxury cars for entrepreneurs and pop stars, and super sports cars for races such as the Mille Miglia or for the motorway. In addition to breathtaking color images, a lot of historical photo material rounds off the elegant volume. Paolo Tumminelli is Professor of Design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. In 2007 he founded the Goodbrands Institute for Automotive Culture. - With a foreword by the racing legend Leopold Prinz von Bayern, former racing driver and founder of the Prinz-Poldi-Racing-Team. This book is a must for everyone who is enthusiastic about noble automobiles.