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Ferrari Auction Raises Over $2 Million for Earthquake Victims in Italy

Jun. 26th, 2012 | Comments 3 | Make a Comment   
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An online auction held by Ferrari on its Website raised more than €1.8 million for the victims of the two major earthquakes that struck Northern Italy in the Emilia-Romagnaregion last May. The epicenter was between Finale Emilia and San Felice sul Panaro, which is approximately 22 miles north of Bologna.

The majority of the funds stemmed from the sale of a one-off Ferrari 599XEVO for 1.4 to an unidentified American collector from the Silicon Valley in Northern California. The exclusive luxury sports car will bear a commemorative plaque signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, drivers on the Ferrari Scuderia Formula One driving team, will deliver the 599XEVO to its new owner at the next Grand Prix in Monza.

Other noteworthy items sold include the nose cone and wing of a Ferrari F60 used in five Formula One races was sold to a buyer from Malaysia for 23,000. The driving helmets of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa's and a racing suit of Scuderia-team driver Giancarlo Fisichella also were among the top sellers.

A pole-position result; I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi, but they've still managed to surprise me once again," said Mr. Luca di Montezemolo. "I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in our region affected by this tragedy."

Additional proceeds from the sales of Scuderia Ferrari watches and a donation of 100,000 from an anonymous Russian client brought the total sum donated by Ferrari to more than 1.8 million. For more information, visit Ferrari.com.
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luxevietnam commented on September 18, 2012

This is good to do charity for earthquake victims, We love Ferrari's Philanthrophy for poor people

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Michael Surguladze commented on July 17, 2012

The damage done to historical sites in Ferrara not to mention the loss of life and many families still living without homes was a terrible tragedy. Ferrari can be proud of their donation.

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Paul Park commented on June 26, 2012

Kudos to Ferrari for donating to such a worthy cause.

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