x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Go Gear: Motoring memorabilia

Three of our favourite bits of bizarre motoring memorabilia.

Ferrari F1 crankshaft.
Ferrari F1 crankshaft.

Cranking gift idea

There is a multitude of motoring memorabilia out there and so it's difficult to pick just three items but we've tried our best. First up is this original F1 Ferrari crankshaft with carbon fibre base and certificate from the head of Scuderia Ferrari. It would make for an unusual coffee table item but it would certainly get people talking. Dh18,850. store.ferrari.com.

Last post-er on the Bugatti

After Ettore Bugatti died in 1947, his company quickly floundered and ceased production in the early 1950s. This poster (there is a batch) is the very last original poster published by Bugatti before the factory in Molsheim closed in 1952. They've been well preserved and would look striking on any wall. Dh5,700. thememorabiliaexperience.com.

Money-spinning

Exclusivity is a big part of being a collector so they are often looking for rare items. And you don't get much rarer than the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Only 20 of them were made and the cars are now worth a fortune. So to own a small part of that in the form of these cool wheel spinners is a collector's dream. automem.com. Dh14,750.