Art book publisher Taschen of Cologne, Germany, has produced what is likely the most expensive automobile tome ever. The first 250 Art Edition copies of “Ferrari,” by journalist Pino Allievi (of the 1,947 copies, representing the year the automaker was founded), chronicles the marque’s history and includes hundreds of rare photos gleaned from Ferrari’s archives as well as private collections. The first-edition books also bear the signatures of founder Enzo Ferrari’s grandson, Piero, Ferrari Chairman John Elkann, and the late Sergio Marchionne, who headed up Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and who was also Ferrari’s CEO. The 514-page book sells for $5,840, including a unique case that resembles the cylinder heads of a V-12 Ferrari engine (in half scale). The 250 Art Edition books that include a bookstand resembling exhaust headers cost a jaw-dropping $29,200 each. Order yours at www.taschen.com.

A pricey Ferrari read

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