Continuing our coverage of Assouline’s amazing new book The Impossible Collection of Cars, we bring you a couple of rare racers.

Top of the pops: the 1968 Ferrari 330 P4.

The P4, a legendary V12 endurance racer, was one of three Ferraris to capture the top spots at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.

Due out next month, the book imagines the world’s ultimate assemblage of automobiles.

One of three Ferraris to capture the top spots at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona

Below is another outrageous endurance racer from another era, the 1970 Porsche 917LH with its eye-popping paintjob that placed second behind another 917 at Le Mans in 1970.

The limited edition volume which sells for $650 is printed on cotton paper and comes in a black rubber presentation box with a cutout metal plate in a custom tote bag.

Author Dan Neil notes the vehicles chosen embody a will to “explore the limits of what is possible in speed, luxury and decadence.”

That is, of course, our mission in life….

Click to enlarge: © Michael Furman / courtesy Assouline