Ferrari auctions raise USD 3.2 million for earthquake victims
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- 05:11 pm, June 25, 2012
The Ferrari 599XX track car auctioned for record price of 1.4 million Euros.
At the start of the month we reported about Ferrari’s auction to support victims of earthquake, which rattled North Italy in May. Ferrari offered range of products through its online stores including F1 merchandises like racing helmets and suits used by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. Ferrari expected a lot more than the shelf cost for lot of these merchandises and all for good cause. They have. Ferrari has raised about USD 3.2 million through the auctions, all of which are donated for quake relief.
Apart from merchandises, there were some serious big-tickets items on the list that fetched respectable sums. The Ferrari 599XX track car was auction for 1.4 million Euros (1.8 million USD) to a bidder – the car will be handed over to the lucky person (rich as well) by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the Italian GP, later this year. A nose cone from an F60 (2009 F1 car) was sold for 23,000 Euros, an engine from the constructors' championship-winning Ferrari went for nearly twice its reserve price at 80,000 Euros.
This is not the first time that Ferrari has offered help in times of calamities. Earlier Ferrari had launched a special edition F430 to help people in Abruzzo and also contributed over USD 1 million last year to build two after-school facilities in Japan, which was struck by devastating tsunami.
First Published on 05:11 pm, June 25, 2012
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