Sample ’90s Ferrari Color Case Tops Our Retro Wish List
Now you can relive the glorious day when you waltzed into a Ferrari dealership in the ’90s an spec’d out your dream ride.
Christmas (depending on when you’re reading this) is still a long way off. But that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves every once in a while, right? And if you’re giant car nerds like we are, we think you’ll agree that this incredibly cool ’90s Ferrari color sample case looks like the kind of frivolous purchase we can all get behind. It’s not like we need it, but we most certainly want it. Luckily (or unluckily?), this little slice of recent Ferrari history is actually up for grabs at The Silverstone Classic Sale, taking place July 27-28.
Back in the “old” days, Ferrari dealers used these nifty cases to help customers spec their new cars. The slick leather case is filled with a series of different paint samples, carpet, leather, fabric, and even a piece of carbon fiber. Back then, much like now, you would roll into the dealership and pick out what you wanted like some sort of glutinous buffet. Except these days, the experience is slightly less old school.
According to the seller, this cool little set is in pretty excellent condition. Save for a little wear on the case itself. And as an added bonus, the lot also includes Ferrari and Maserati “Corporate Identity” guides. These were used to help dealerships properly set up everything from their signing to interior design. You know, to ensure continuity.
For a reasonable auction estimate of $1,200-$1,900, we can’t think of a reason not to buy this vintage sample case. Especially if you already have a spec’d ’90s Ferrari in your garage. If nothing else, it’ll make the perfect conversation piece at your next gathering!
Photos: Silverstone Auctions