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Gifts for car lovers

November 17, 2010

Shopping for the car lover who has everything? How ’bout a coffee machine operated by a lever that is a reproduction of the famous Lamborghini gear stick? Yes, it goes for $1,815, but shipping is free.

Producers of the Tonino Lamborghini coffeemaker, limited to 1,000 machines, bill it as "a piece of coffee history."

Each machine is engraved with a number, year of manufacture, and signed by Tonino Lamborghini, who markets designer clothing and accessories and is the son of the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the carmaker brand.

Other car-lover gift suggestions compiled by the L.A. Times: Mequiar’s Ultimate Car Care Kit, which includes scratch remover, polymer car wax, cleaners for the wheels and tires, and even an interior detailer spray that works on leather and sat-nav screens alike.

And for bookworms: "McQueen’s Machines," by Matt Stone. Quite the gearhead, Steve McQueen colected everything from motorbikes to planes, and plenty of exotic cars in between. The book includes plenty of photos and anecdotes.