Ferrari yesterday held a charity auction to raise money for Japan’s earthquake victims at the Italian embassy in Tokyo.
With over 200 participants, the auction turned out to be a success, raising over 500,000 Euros for the city of Ishinomaki, which was severely hit by the earthquake in Japan last March. Ferrari will use that money to build a school for the children of Ishinomaki.
Besides the FF, some shirts signed by the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro were also auctioned off for charity. The FF was sold to an architect from Tokyo, Masaharu Seno, who offered more than the other bidders.
The event, attended by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian ambassador Vincenzo Petrone, the Japanese Minister of Industry Banri Kaieda and Ishinomaki’s mayor Hiroshi Kameyama, also marked 35th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan.