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Christopher Bruce2012-06-06 19:21:33

Ferrari Begins Charity Auction for Earthquake Relief

The 599XX is a track-only race car based on the 599

FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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37 videos
has begun its charity auction to help victims of the earthquakes in the Emilia Romagna region. The items for auction include a 599XX599XXFerrari 599XXItaly, 2009 > 201013 photos
, nose cone from a F60, 2008 Ferrari V8 Formula 1 engine and racing items from Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella.

The 599XX has a starting bid of €1.35 million and comes signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. The nose cone from the 2009 Ferrari F60F60Ferrari F60Italy, 2009 > 20093 photos
starts at €15,000. The V8 engine comes from a 2008 Ferrari Formula 1 car and has a starting bid of €50,000. The racing items from Fernando Alonso are a helmet, gloves and the sweatsuit he wore during his win at the Malaysian grand prix with starting bids of €15,000, €1,000 and €400 respectively. The Felipe Massa items are a helmet for €15,000, gloves for €1,000 and the sweatsuit he wore during the Monaco Grand Prix for €400. The final item a full racing suit worn by Fisichella for €2,500 and signed by him. 

The auctions end on June 20 at 4:00pm CET. 

“I am sure we can count on the generosity of those close to Ferrari around the world who have always kindly supported this kind of initiative in the past. A terrible earthquake struck our region and the people we know, and together we want to help the families of the victims in this time of need. We are holding an auction of some truly unique and exclusive items for all Ferrari’s friends and enthusiasts to whom I would already like to express my heart-felt thanks,” said di Montezemolo. 

You can view and bid on all of the items up for sale at the Ferrari store

Di Montezemolo has produced a video promoting the sale. 

366 cu in
Top Speed
196 mph
Maximum power
720 hp @ 9000 rpm
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel consumption (combined)
$ 1.954.800
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 868




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