The 2017-2018 edition covers 5,628 cars listed among 308 difference makes, indicated by chassis number, auction result in three currencies (euro, dollar and sterling), a concise history of the car and, if the same car was offered at a previous auction, an indication of the price achieved. Enhanced with market commentary provided by the department heads of the world’s leading collector car auction houses, this Yearbook is complete with numerous graphs and statistics that allow for an in-depth and overall analysis of the market’s performance, looking at the most prestigious makes and most significant models. In the final part, there are photographs of the Top 5 cars from the last 25 seasons, in addition to the Top 5 listed of the 12 most prestigious makes and Top 20 pre- and post-war of all time.
Raffaele Gazzi, a long-time enthusiast of automotive history and of vintage cars in general, was still a bank manager in 1988 when he began dedicating a few of his weekends to working with Adolfo Orsi to create the most important auctions for classic cars and memorabilia in Italy. At the end of 1991, Raffaele joined Historica Selecta as part owner. In addition to co-organizing numerous ongoing events and exhibitions for the company, Raffaele often serves as secretary of jury or judge at various, leading concours d’elegance.