Ferrari 599XX Evo to be auctioned off for Italy's earthquake victims of 2012
One big-ticket item brought the bulk of that, at €1.4 million ($1.78 million): a Ferrari 599XX Evo, purchased by a Silicon Valley collector. A one-off edition of the Ferrari 599, the 599XX Evo bears a special plate with the signatures of Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo as well as F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. Better yet, the car will be hand-delivered by Alonso and Massa at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Other items sold include a Ferrari F60 F1 nose cone, a 2008 F1 V-8 engine, and an F1 racing suit worn by Giancarlo Fisichella. The F1 engine sold for €80,000 ($101,616), nearly doubling its reserve price.
V-8 engine from Ferrari's 2008 Formula 1 race carEnlarge Photo
Di Montezemolo is proud of the result, saying, "I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi but they've still managed to surprise me once again. I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in our region affected by this tragedy."