As we reported earlier Ferrari launches an online international auction and put a couple of very fine items up for grabs, to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake in the Emilia Romagna region, Northern Italy. The auction begins today with a touching message from Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, asking the owners, collectors and Ferrari enthusiasts to bid as much they can to help people those in need.
The best of Ferrari’s offerings for this auction is a superb 599XX Evo, the extreme, non-homologated sports berlinetta with a reserve of €1.35 million. The car will be built specifically for this occasion, and has unique features, including a special plaque dedicated by Ferrari’s Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, and the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who will hand the car over to the lucky new owner at the Monza Grand Prix weekend in September.
The other collectible item is a 2008 V8 engine, with which the Scuderia Ferrari F1 won its 16th Constructors’ World Championship title. this one has a reserve of €50,000. 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 are also among the offered items.
Ferrari is sure of its clients and fans generosity and hopes to come up with a remarkable amount of money for the earthquake victims.