Ferrari Auction Raised 1.8 Million Euro for Earthquake Victims in Italy image

Ferrari held an online auction to raise money for the victims of the two earthquakes that struck Maranello, in northern Italy.

The auction lasted two weeks and the company managed to raise over 1.8 million euro, which will be donated to help the families of the victims. Money came from all over the world and the bulk of the money was generated by the sale of the 599XX Evo. An American collector offered a bid of 1.4 million euro, buying the 599XX Evo. The car will feature commemorative plaque signed by the two Scuderia drivers and Chairman Luca di Monetzemolo.

The car will be personally delivered by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, to its new owner at the next Italian Grand Prix at Monza. An F60 was bought for 23,000 euro and 80,000 euro were offered for the engine from the F2008, the winner of the Constructors’ World Title in 2008. Alonso and Massa’s helmets and Fisichella’s racing suit were also auctioned.

“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.”