The online charity auction organised by Ferrari has started yesterday to raise funds for the families of the victims of the recent earthquakes in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.
The principal offer of the auction, which can be accessed via the Ferrari website or the Ferrari store, is a 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 will have a number of 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.
There are a number of rare pieces from the world of Formula 1, starting with a 2008 V8 engine, with which the Scuderia won its 16th Constructors’ World Championship title, with a reserve of € 50,000. Collectors and enthusiasts can also bid on racing suits, gloves and helmets autographed by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, an original nose cone from the F60, the F1 car that saw Ferrari celebrate its 60th consecutive year in the World Championship, and a Formula 1 racing suit from Giancarlo Fisichella.
The auction will end on the 20th of June.