Ferrari has stepped up to the plate to assist the victims of the earthquake which struck Italy on May 30. The large earthquake which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale hit close to the town of Modena which is known as the Italian Supercar District with Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati located there.
Ferrari auctioned off a special version of the 599XX Evo and a number of other Formula 1 car parts and paraphernalia. With the 599XX signed by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, a lucky bidder won with a bid of $1.75million. Not only does the winning bidder win the car, he also gets to receive it from the two F1 drivers at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix. Not bad we say!!
Bidders were enthusiastic and the end result was more than what was expected with other auctions reaching more than double the reserve which had been set. The winning F2008 V8 Engine which won the Constructors’ World Title sold for $100,000 and a F60 nose cone was picked up for $29,000.
It was fantastic to see Ferrari being proactive and giving back and also seeing bidders bid high and strongly to achieve a fantastic result for the victims of the earthquake.