Italian sports car maker Ferrari had been holding an auction to raise money for the victims of the earth quakes that struck Italy recently. The online auction lasted for two weeks with the unique 599XX Evo generating the bulk money.
It is an American buyer who bought the stunning Ferrari 599XX Evo at 1.4 million euros and the auction money will be donated to the families of the victims soon. The car will be personally delivered by Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, to its new owner at the next Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The fabulous 599xx Evo will sport a commemorative plaque signed by the two Scuderia drivers and Chairman Luca di Monetzemolo. Meanwhile, an F60 was bought for 23,000 euro and 80,000 euro were offered for the engine from the F2008, the winner of the Constructors' World Title in 2008.
The auction also saw Alonso and Massa's helmets and Fisichella's racing suit being sold. Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said: "A pole position result: 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."