Dover Coloring Book

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Bruce LaFontaine is one of my favorite coloring book artists and I have loads of his books. I especially like his vehicle drawings—they are really his forte! I believe I own all of them, or at least the ones available since I began this coloring project years ago. They've also brought back some that were out of print. This is the second of his car books I've done as of this writing, the first being Classic Cars of the Fifties. The cars in this books are pictured larger with much less background.

I must admit, there were some surprises for me. This book was published in 2005, so of course it is out of date. But even at the time, I would have thought either or both of the Rolls-Royce automobiles pictured would have been the most expensive. Uh-uh. Not even close! The Jaguar and McLaren are both twice as costly! WOW! The 'cheapest" car pictured was a Dodge Viper SRT-10, a mere $84,000, but also one of the fastest, hitting 0-60 in 3.9 seconds.

I looked up all of these autos online and found them all relatively easily (which was not quite the case when I did the book mentioned above). The colors I chose were taken from a real image, even the outlandish ones, including and especially the Saleen!! (If I owned that vehicle, I would have exactly that paint job. Yes!) LaFontaine supplies basic info about each vehicle, including production dates, number of vehicles built, especially if it was a small number which some are, plus engine size, HP, top speed and 0-60 in seconds. He also includes estimated price tags, and they are whoppers. (Keep in mind, those were 2005 prices.) What a very entertaining book this is. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I had serious issues trying to choose which images to post, because they were all so cool. I ending up choosing, of course, different makes, colors, types and backgrounds, to represent the nice variety. Hope you enjoy these fun pictures.

#2 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 2-door Coupe: $425,000
#6 Rolls-Royce Phantom 4-door Sedan: $333,000

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Rolls-Royce Phantom

#8 Jaguar XJ220 2-door Coupe: $705,000 (275 built)
#13 Maybach 57 and 62 (Daimler/Chrysler) 4-door Sedan: $333,000

Jaguar XJ220

Maybach 57 and 62 (Daimler/Chrysler)

#14 Ferrari F50 2-door Coupe: $519,000 (349 built)
#23 McLaren F1 2-door Coupe: $810,000 (100 built)

Ferrari F50

McLaren F1

#24 Saleen S7 2-door Coupe: $400,000
#30 Koenigsegg CC8S 2-door Coupe (No price given, but only 20 made per year)

Saleen S7

Koenigsegg CC8S


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