After the devastating earthquakes that truck Emilia-Romagna regions in Northern Italy on May 20th and 29th, Ferrari announced an online auction to raise money to help the families of the victims. To show the depth of their generosity, Ferrari offered a unique 599XX Evo as the main item. The auction is now closed and the 599 is sold for 1.4 million Euro to an American bidder. The auction raised over 1.8 million Euro.
The man who bought the 599 has not only contributed to the efforts to help those in need, he’s also in for a real treat. This 599XX 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.
As for the other notable items offered for sale, there was a F60 nose-cone sold for 23,000 euro to a Malaysian client and an engine from the F2008 F1 car sold for 80,000 euro to someone from the UK. Racing suits and helmets from Massa, alonso, and Fisichella also went under the online hammer.
Besides the sum raised by selling the goods, there was also some spontaneous donations, including a Russian client who gave €100,000.