automobilia

plural noun

au·​to·​mo·​bil·​ia ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl-yə How to pronounce automobilia (audio)
: collectible items relating to automobiles
classic hood ornaments and other automobilia
Sotheby's presents a major event for collectors of vintage automobiles, automobilia and automobile art … advertisement, Connoisseur, May 1990
… there are fashion shows, jewelry for sale and automobilia galore, from classic posters to restored 1950s-style gas pumps. Barry Spyker, Miami Herald, 18 Mar. 2004

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automobilia was in 1952

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“Automobilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automobilia. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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