So you are a Ferrari fanatic but you haven’t done enough good (or bad) things in life to possess the millions required to afford one. Well, if you have a couple of thousand dollars, you can instead go for a Ferrari hand-made carbon fiber chess set, which is available on the Italian marque’s official online store for 1,525 euros ($2,012).
Hand-crafted in Italy (not sure if it is Maranello), the chess set comprises of a carbon fiber and fiberglass playing board, while the pieces are made from black and red varnished wood. Yes, it is red and not white pieces you get to play with. The Ferrari red that too! You may have guessed the next bit. Yes, the knight pieces you get are indeed derived from Ferrari’s trademark cavallino rampante —the prancing horse.
There are more such goodies on the Ferrari store as the company is trying to tap into the memorabilia sales segment which most car manufacturers are into these days. If you can dish out around $15k you can get a Ferrari 500 F2 handmade 1:1.8 scale model. This beauty costs 11,180 euros ($14,750). Now, that’s one expensive scale model!
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