Ferrari 599XX Evo. (PRNewsFoto/Ferrari)
Starting today and running through to the end of the month, the Ferrari Store is running an online auction of various Ferrari-themed items in its Ferrari for Emilia event to raise funds for the Emilia earthquake victims. The biggest ticket item is a 599XX Evo sports berlinetta with a stated commercial value of 1.3 million Euros. Since that is also the starting bid, no one will be getting any bargains here, but the car is not only top of the line performance wise, it also has a plaque signed by Montezemolo, Massa and Alonso. The car was donated by the Scuderia Ferrari drivers.
Too pricey for you? Not to worry, there are other items up for grabs, including many Formula 1 goodies. How about the nose cone off an F60? Or a V8 F1 Ferrari engine? Gotta be some way to wedge that into your daily driver. There are also signed racing helmets, gloves and suits used in actual Grand Prix races. For those of us on more of a budget, money from the purchase of Ferrari watches also goes to the earthquake fund. Okay, they do cost several hundred dollars, but it’s a lot cheaper than an actual Ferrari.
It seems this isn’t the first time Ferrari has helped out with earthquake reconstruction, not only in Italy (the Abruzzo earthquake in 2009) but in Japan. Good on them, I say.