Ferrari Hosting International Auction of some of its Most Collectible Pieces
The area where two devastating earthquakes struck northern Italy is not far from the home of Ferrari. In an effort to raise funds for those affected by earthquakes the Italian automaker is hosting an international auction of some of its most collectible pieces of memorabilia from its past. Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has 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.”
A 599XX Evo Ferrari that has specifically been built for the occasion and has a number of unique features is the highlight of the auction and has a starting bid of €1.35 million (approximately $1.7 million).Ferrari’s Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will personally hand the car over to the lucky new owner at the Monza Grand Prix in September. A number of rare pieces from the world of Formula 1, starting with a 2008 V-8 engine, with which the Scuderia team won its 16th Constructors’ World Championship title will also be on display.
You can also bid on racing suits, gloves and helmets autographed by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, an original nose cone from the F60 and a Formula 1 racing suit from Giancarlo Fisichella all from the Ferrari store. There is something for fans of all incomes to bid on. Ferrari enthusiasts can make their contribution on the website. The auction will end on June 20.