What do you do with the spare parts of an F1 racer that has seen its best days? Throw it into a scrap heap? Display it on your garage? How about make a little cash from it?
Ferrari has long sold parts used in races as collector's items, although they've cut down on it recently due to espionage problems. They seem to be making an exception for the 7-speed gearbox from the Scuderia Ferrari F2000 F1 racecar, though, which the company is looking to sell to one lucky race fan.
The particular gearbox to be sold has already been used as a display piece in Ferrari offices for some time now, housed on an 18 x 18 inch carbon plaque, with a fender shield mounted in the middle. At the end of its last season, the box was signed by Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt (Executive Director of Scuderia Ferrari) and Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo (CEO of Ferrari), making it a truly one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
Surprisingly, the lucky collector can get the keepsake for only $10,000, a potential bargain for die-hard race fans, considering the rich history behind it. The buyer can choose to receive the Scuderia Ferrari F2000 Gearbox as either a tabletop decoration or integrated into one of two fixtures, a lamp or a coffee table. I vote for the table, although I can't afford it!