Pirelli featuring Ferrari F40
1988 Pirelli Tires
Pirelli Tires and Ferrari, two prestigious brands in the automotive world, have been lighting the racetrack on fire side by side since the very beginning of motorsport. The Milanese tire company was founded by Leopoldo Pirelli in 1872, and his tires quickly earned the nickname 'victory tires'. With a focus on racing over building road cars, Enzo Ferrari decided early on that it was only right that every stallion in the Scuderia had Pirelli shoes — from his earliest racing cars right on down the line to the drop-dead gorgeous Ferrari F40, a poster car if there ever was one.
This stylized 1980s ad gives us the best profile of the F40. Why do we say that? Well, if you ask a child to draw a race car, more often than not, they'd drawing something very close to this silhouette — angular, aggressive, and low to the ground. Speaking of art, this stunning advert features a paint splatted backdrop to the Rosso Corsa draped F40.
Curated by our friends at Ad Patina, this ad is presented in a 12 1/2” x 15” solid wood frame with a black painted finish. It features a custom-measured, hand-cut 4-ply border in a shade of white, complimenting all the ad tones. Every material used is acid-free and the glass is anti-reflective and offers UV-protection to keep this precious ad preserved no matter where you decide to hang it up. Speaking of which, hanging your newly purchased ad is a seamless task, as this particular frame comes with an additional hanging wire and felt pads for wall protection.
There's the iconic car ... and there's the iconic tire. Why not have both hanging on your wall with this vintage gem?
About our collaboration with Ad Patina
We're thrilled to be collaborating once again with our longtime friend Nick at Ad Patina to bring you a selection of the most-popular and hard to find original vintage magazine advertisements curated specifically for Analog:Shift!
Scouring the world for forgotten marketing treasures, Ad Patina's raison de être very much mimics our own — to hunt down these wonderful bits of history, preserve and restore them as needed, and share them with an enthusiastic community.
These documents of horological and advertising history have entered the collecting conversation as the ultimate accompanying accessory to go along with hobbies and passions. They have found themselves framed in homes and offices around the world.
Every one of these wonderful pieces is a genuine, vintage advertisement that has been professionally framed to ensure years of enjoyment to come — no reprints or reproductions here!
Much like a traditional piece of art — a painting or photograph — an original advertisement can be appreciated for its design as well as for its power to evoke nostalgia. Something vintage enthusiasts know all about!
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