Paying ode to the world’s greatest automobiles, Beautiful Machines: The Era of the Elegant Sports Car by publisher gestalten is the perfect addition to any classic car lovers’ man cave, office, or living room coffee table. And frankly, you don’t need to be a motoring junkie to appreciate how authors Blake Rong and Jan Baedeker highlight over 45 automobiles that helped pave the way for today’s vehicles — truly evoking an era when elegance, romance, and outright performance defined the automobile. From the impact of American muscle to the sophistication and taste of European design, some of classics covered include the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale, Maserati Ghibli, Porsche 918 Spyder, Iso Grifo, and of course what is often considered the most beautiful car ever, the Lamborghini Miura. All spread out over 320 pages with gorgeous full colour and carefully curated photographs, presented in a hardcover stitch bound book in a 30x27cm format. Priced at around $60 (or 49.90 €, to be exact), Beautiful Machines is available directly from the publisher, gestalten, with free shipping to the US. Also check out these other 6 books for car lovers & gearheads.