Unfortunately, Italy has been terribly struck by the earthquakes since the 20th of May, and being a proud Italian brand, the exotic automaker Ferrari has now extended its helping hand to the victims of earthquakes that terribly rocked the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Ferrari has made an official announcement to launch an international on-line auction to raise charity funds for the families of the earthquake victims. And, as part of this on-line auction which includes important and rare items, Ferrari will sell a 599XX Evo, an extreme sports berlinetta. However, after considering the recent sale of vintage 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for staggering $35 million, besides the reputation of rare and vintage Ferraris as the most popular, preferred and financially beneficial cars for investment purposes; it is expected that for this charity purpose, the 599XX Evo will garner a price much higher than its commercial value of $1.6 million.
As soon as the news for earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna region came out, avid car collectors and generous Ferrari clients from around the globe contacted Ferrari headquarters in Maranello to offer their kind contribution to help the earthquake victims. Undoubtedly, it’s a strong demonstration of solidarity that also helped Ferrari for the reconstruction in Abruzzo after the tragic earthquake and in contributing more than $1 million for the development of two after-school facilities in the Japanese tsumani-struck lands.
Speaking of this extreme sports car, the 599XX Evo incorporates the very best of the Ferrari’s technology, which is the result of GT divisions on-going Research and Development activities and advanced experimentation in F1. The car comes equipped with a package of performance-enhancing technical features for the dedicated and exclusivetrack based research and development program for the upcoming seasons.
At this on-line fundraising auction, there will also be a strong F1 theme, starting with a racing suit, along with a V8 engine and helmets kindly donated by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, the Sceduria’s drivers and various other memorabilia items from the works racing cars. Also, a selection from the exclusive Ferrari store, including Prancing Horse watches will be included in the fundraising auction.
Since, the fundraising auction supports a kind and humane cause, these items are expected to be auctioned at a price higher than its actual value.