Wednesday, 8 August 2018

I Have Just Heard Of A New Book,

about Ferrari's,

 I do like reading about famous marques of cars and motorcycles, and this one promises to be a good read, titled simply ‘Ferrari’, the book itself is described as a “massive tome” and includes loads of photographs from the Ferrari archive that tell the history of the luxury Italian brand, there will be 1,697 copies of the limited-edition books, published by Taschen, the Ferrari book allegedly offers “unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari Archives and from private collectors, to reveal the full story behind Ferrari’s protagonists, victories, past, and future, a project conceived in close collaboration with Ferrari, this massive tome is a veritable collector’s piece.” Ferrari features 514 pages, is hand-stitched and sports a minimalistic cover design with the company’s iconic prancing horse logo on a racing red background, all 1,647 copies are signed by Piero Ferrari, the car maker’ vice chairman and the only living son of founder Enzo Ferrari, and at just a miserly $6,000, one could be yours, but let’s face it for $6,000 it is a bit of a cheap book for a Ferrari owner, so let’s spice it up a bit, 

 and add a nice chrome stand in the shape of a Ferrari engine, a beautifully sculptured steel and chrome book stand, as well as an aluminium display case for the incredibly rare book, together, the two artistic pieces created by designer Marc Newson are supposed to emulate the legendary Ferrari 12-cylinder engine, and of these special editions only an extra 250 will be produced over the original 1,697 books, 

these ultra-rare items will only be offered to museums and veteran Ferrari collectors with an impressive history of owning the brand’s sports cars, so even if you have money to burn, unless certain conditions are met, you won’t be able to get your hands on this epic book, also the 250 ultra-exclusive copies will bear the signatures of John Elkann, the current chairman of Ferrari, and Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO, and the price of this special edition? just $30,000,

so which to buy? the limited edition or be a cheapskate and go with the hoi polloi? Oh the agony of choice!

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