The $30k Ferrari Book

Books about cars are plentiful, and there are some wonderful marque and model histories that are very much sought after by collectors. This latest book is so much more. It’s not a book about cars, it’s a book about – for many people – the only cars worth reading about: Ferraris.

Published by renowned publishing house Taschen, which specialises in tomes of this type, ‘Ferrari’ is a very special publication indeed, featuring extremely rare photographs and images from the Ferrari archives and from private collections across the world.

1947 Editions

‘Ferrari’ is a magnificent volume covering the history of the company from its inception in 1947 – hence it will be limited to just 1947 copies – and comes in two different formats. 250 copies will come with a beautifully conceived stand and bookcases, designed to replicate a Ferrari V12 engine by renowned artist Marc Newson.

A highly respected industrial designer, Newson is also an enthusiastic racer of his collection of vintage machinery, so is a fine choice for what is a quite spectacular stand and case. All copies of the book are signed by Piero Ferrari, the only surviving son of company founder Enzo Ferrari.

Very Special

The 250 ‘Art’ copies are also signed by the late Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO of Ferrari who sadly died just last week, as well as by John Elkann, Chairman of the company. The opportunity to own such a book – which in addition to the wealth of rare photos, drawings and documents relating to both road and race Ferraris also includes a comprehensive list of all Ferrari victories since 1947 – will be pounced upon by serious collectors, especially with the ‘Art’ copies costing some $30,000.

This is undoubtedly the finest book ever published on Ferrari and its history, and complete with the stand and case would make a very fine centrepiece for any Ferrari collection.

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Andy Rasool

Founder - Although he has been a Certified Ferrari Tifosi since the age of 10, his fate was sealed when at the age of 14 he persuaded a Ferrari dealer in London that he wanted to buy a new Ferrari. A phone call to his dad the following day soon put an end to that! His therapist suggested that to overcome the addiction a healthy dose of Ferrari Blogging and Spotting will help, and with that was born!

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