Category Archives: Design

Behold the Ferrari 250 GTO – arguably the world’s most collectible (and priciest) car.

Only 36 were ever made and this 1962 model (which won nine of the ten races it competed in that year) was the third.

Sothebys expect it to sell for more than €38,750,000 this year, making it the most expensive car ever sold at auction (the current record being held by another 250 GTO).

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Behold: the Ethec Electric Motorcycle – designed by 12 engineering students from ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts with a 15kWh battery, front and rear hub motors and a sophisticated air and oil cooling system that combine to provide 67bhp and a 400km range.

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The iconic Weiner’s Circle hot dog stand in Chicago (yesterday, pre policy change).

Still valid on all counts.

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Behold: once again, the 1966 Ferrari 275GTB – one of only three long-nose, triple-carb variants and therefore even more collectible than its already highly collectible stablemates.

Originally exported to the US then reimported to Europe in 1989, chassis number 08497 has the Ferrari Classiche designation, denoting an original number-matched gearbox and engine.

Currently accepting bids.

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An original and rather excellent 2017 short by Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer that uses the traditional Japanese puppeteer theatre of bunraku to tell the story of two of the anonymous folk seen fleeing the gargantuan onslaught of Godzilla and friends in Japanese disaster movies.

To wit:

The first Mothra film to make it to Sundance. A day in the life of a Husband and a Wife, living in a world of giant monsters.

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Behold: No.5 – one of the three Ford GT40s that placed 1, 2 and 3 in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race of 1966.

Complete with its original gold livery, race-tuned 7.0l, V8 engine and full restoration to the condition it was in that day, this piece of automotive history can be yours for a trifling €7.75 million.

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The ongoing saga of win that is Bordeaux bookstore Librarie Mollat’s quest to match as many of their customers with book covers as possible.

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The 1956 MaseratiA6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato – a lightweight variant of the Maserati A6 of which only 21 were made between 1947 and 1956.

This car – which competed in the 1956 Mille Miglia endurance race – is one of the finest surviving examples and can be yours for a mere €3.6 million.

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