The 21st century hasn’t started that long so chances are the record will be surpassed before we turn the next 100 years, but anyways the last and 500th Ferrari LaFerrari has been auctioned for a record figure.
The last Ferrari LaFerrari has a special story – it’s a last minute call to build and wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for the unfortunate earthquakes that have plagued Italy this year. We wished the car never happened if the cause of its existence wasn’t as well – the model has been manufactured solely to be sold at auction to aid the relief efforts in the areas. The record has seen the LaFerrari become the century’s most expensive car sold at auction – at five times the asking price. With help from the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund and RM Sotheby’s, Ferrari has been successful at auctioning the LaFerrari number 500 for no less than $7,000,000, with all proceeds going towards the reconstruction of central Italy in the aftermath of the natural disaster.
The auction was organized as part of the Finali Mondiali event, which also hosted the reveal of the motorsport-oriented 488 Challenge and the one-off SP275 SW Competizione. When discussed next to the other 499 examples, the last LaFerrari coupe is adorned with the Italian tricolor flag on the front and a bespoke plaque inside to signal its unique status. During the event two official Scuderia Ferrari F1 racing suits and gloves were offered, bearing the autographs of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel – raising another $36,000 for the same charity.