Ferrari to hold Online Auction for Earthquake Victims

By Paul Joseph

Italian sports car brand Ferrari is to hold an online auction next week to raise money for victims of the earthquakes that recently hit the Emilia-Romagna region of the country.

The auction will include important and rare items, such as a 599XX Evo, the extreme sports car with a value of €1.3 million.

There will also be a strong Formula 1 theme, starting with a V8 engine along with racing suits and helmets donated by the Scuderia’s drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, as well as numerous items of memorabilia from the works racing cars from past seasons.

A press release from Ferrari stated: “As soon as news about the earthquakes came out, Ferrari clients and collectors from around the world spontaneously contacted the Maranello headquarters to offer their contributions.

“Once again the generosity of Ferrari's enthusiasts will enable the company to provide support to those most hit by the tragedy.”

Also featuring in the auction will be a selection from the Ferrari Store, including Prancing Horse watches.

The auction will run through from next week.

By Paul Joseph