After the earthquakes struck Northern Italy on the 20th and 29th of May, Ferrari decided the best thing it could do to help was to hold a benefit auction to raise money. A solid plan, really. If there are two things people like to spend money on it is collectible Ferrari stuff and high-profile disaster relief.
When all was said and done, Ferrari managed to raise $ 2.25 mill USD (1.8M euro) mainly on the back of this Ferrari 599XX Evo which sold to an American for $ 1.75 million. The car will feature a special commemorative plaque signed by Luca di Montezemolo and will be delivered to the new owner by Alonso and Massa at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The next highest grossing item was the engine from the F2008 F1 car which won the 2008 World Title. That went for $ 99,928 — more than twice the reserve. An F60 nosecone went for nearly $ 30,000.
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