FERRARI AUCTION: More than 1.8 Million Euro Raised For Families of Earthquake Victims

| June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

We had reported in detail when Ferrari had launched the on-line international charity auction to raise funds for the victims of the recent earthquake in the Emilia Romagna region in Italy.  Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo had said, “I am sure, we can count on the generosity of those close to Ferrari around the world who have always kindly supported this kind of initiative in the past. A terrible earthquake struck our region and the people we know, and together we want to help the families of the victims in this time of need. We are holding an auction of some truly unique and exclusive items for all Ferrari’s friends and enthusiasts to whom I would already like to express my heart-felt thanks.”

Highlight of this auction was a 599XX Evo, with a reserve price of €1.35 million. This car had been made specifically for the auction and has unique features like the special plaque dedicated by Ferrari’s Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, and the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. 

Ferrari’s clients and enthusiasts across the world have once
again demonstrated their extraordinary generosity. Over the last two weeks, the online
auction organised by www.ferrari.com raised over 1.8 million euro. That significant
sum will now be donated to help the families of the victims of the earthquakes that
struck Emilia-Romagna on May 20th and 29th, many of whom died at their workplace.
It took only the slightest encouragement for the Ferrari community to mobilise and
bids were soon pouring in from all over the world. Naturally enough, expectations were
running high for the 599XX which sold in the end to an American client for over 1.4
million euro. This exclusive car is a real one-off and will sport a special commemorative
plaque signed by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and the two Scuderia drivers. It will
also be personally delivered to its owner by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the
next Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The F60 nose-cone is bound for the USA too, as it was purchased by a Malaysian client
who put in a bid of 23,000 euro.
The engine from the F2008, which won the Constructors’ World title in 2008, will
instead be wending its way to Great Britain having made 80,000 euro, almost twice its
reserve price.
There was also an enthusiastic response to the rest of the auction with multiple bids
made on all of the lots going under the hammer, including Fernando Alonso and Felipe
Massa’s helmets and Giancarlo Fisichella’s racing suit.
“A pole position result: I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi but
they’ve still managed to surprise me once again,” declared Ferrari Chairman, Luca di
Montezemolo. “I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did
their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in
our region affected by this tragedy.”
The sum raised by the auction includes spontaneous donations sent to Maranello by
fans and enthusiasts the world over, including a Russian client who generously gave
€100,000, and the proceeds from the sales of the Scuderia Ferrari watches.
For further information, contact Ferrari Press Office:
tel. +39 0536 949 337, fax +39 0536 949 049
www.ferrari.com media@ferrari.com

Now, Ferrari’s clients and enthusiasts across the world have once again demonstrated their extraordinary generosity. Over the last two weeks, the online auction organised by www.ferrari.com raised over 1.8 million euro. That significant sum will now be handed over to the families of the victims of the earthquakes. Naturally enough, expectations were running high for the 599XX which sold in the end to an American client for over 1.4 million euro. The F60 nose-cone is bound for the USA too, as it was purchased by a Malaysian client who put in a bid of 23,000 euro. The engine from the F2008, which won the Constructors’ World title in 2008, will instead be wending its way to Great Britain having made 80,000 euro, almost twice its reserve price. There was also an enthusiastic response to the rest of the auction with multiple bids made on all of the lots going under the hammer, including Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s helmets and Giancarlo Fisichella’s racing suit.

“A pole position result: I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi but they’ve still managed to surprise me once again,” declared Luca di Montezemolo. “I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in our region affected by this tragedy.” The sum raised by the auction includes spontaneous donations sent to Maranello by fans and enthusiasts the world over, including a Russian client who generously gave €100,000, and the proceeds from the sales of the Scuderia Ferrari watches.

For further information, contact Ferrari Press Office:

tel. +39 0536 949 337, fax +39 0536 949 049

www.ferrari.com media@ferrari.com 

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