All proceeds from the sale of the 500th LaFerrari coupe will go into the reconstruction of areas in Central Italy affected by the earthquakes.
Ferrari originally had plans to produce only 499 examples of its range topper in coupe form, but now it’s making one more to aid the victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit central Italy this year. The company with the prancing horse logo will donate all of the money obtained from the car’s sale scheduled to take place on December 3 at an event organized by RM Sotheby’s and the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The sale will take place during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
You won’t necessarily have to be there to bid on the 500th LaFerrari coupe, as prospect buyers will also be able to use remote bidding options, like telephone and absentee bidding. Expect the LaFerrari to go for well above its original price tag of about $1.4 million in United States and we won’t be too surprised if it will hit the $2-million mark.
Not only is it the last coupe, but it’s also a tad more special than the other cars due to its unique livery and cabin paying tribute to its home country with the Italian tricolor flag on the nose and a special plaque on the inside. The fact that it’s an unexpected new chance to buy a brand new LaFerrari straight from the company should also increase its final price tag following what will likely be a fierce bidding battle.
Car number 500 won’t actually be the very last LaFerrari since the Maranello-based marque has recently kicked off production of the droptop LaFerrari Aperta pictured in the gallery below. Only 209 units are ever going to be made, with 200 vehicles heading to clients while the other nine will be used as promotional cars during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations scheduled for next year. All customer cars have already been pre-sold, obviously.
Gallery: 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta at Paris Motor Show
RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to partner with Ferrari this coming weekend on Saturday, December 3, for the charity auction of a one-of-a-kind LaFerrari.
RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce that it will partner with Ferrari this coming weekend (December 3) for the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari. The exclusive sale will take place during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
One of the Prancing Horse’s most coveted creations, original production of the hybrid 949hp LaFerrari hypercar was limited to 499 coupés. In August, Ferrari Chairman and CEO, Sergio Marchionne, announced the leading Italian automaker would offer one additional example to be auctioned for charity. The car on offer has been created as a gift from Ferrari to its home country of Italy, with proceeds from its sale benefitting the reconstruction of Central Italy in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes of 2016. It boasts a one-of-a-kind livery and interior, designed as a tribute to Italy, with a special plaque to commemorate the occasion.
With the sale presenting an unexpected opportunity for collectors to acquire a LaFerrari coupé from new, the December 3 auction is generating plenty of excitement and widespread interest from around the world.
“It is an honor for RM Sotheby’s to be entrusted with the sale of this important car and to help raise significant funds for a desperate cause,” says Rob Myers, CEO and Chairman of RM Sotheby’s. “The earthquakes which have struck Central Italy this year devastated the lives of thousands of people, and the money raised by the sale of this LaFerrari could not be put to a better use. The auction will be an historic event, and the generosity of Ferrari SpA will change lives in the areas most affected by the natural disaster.”
In addition to RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari working together on the special charity sale, the auction will be held in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. To accommodate widespread interest in this very special charity lot, RM Sotheby’s is offering a variety of remote bidding options, including telephone and absentee bidding, for those unable to attend the event in person.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Daytona International Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114