[Update] The 210th LaFerrari Aperta was auctioned today for the impressive sum of €8,300,000 ($9.98M), thus setting a new auction record for a 21st car and beating the previous record established by the final LaFerrari coupe last December when it fetched $7M.
Ferrari had plans for 499 LaFerrari coupes, but it changed its mind and decided to build an extra one to benefit the reconstruction of Central Italy following the devastating earthquakes of 2016. It went on to fetch the impressive sum of $7,000,000, or a whopping five times more that the hypercar’s original asking price in the United States.
Fast forward to present day, Ferrari is about to do it all over again with the LaFerrari Aperta as the Maranello-based company has decided to build an extra example of the hybrid performance convertible, thus bringing the grand total to 210 units. Just like before, it has teamed up with RM Sotheby’s and this time around it will direct all proceeds to benefit the “Save the Children” charity. The money will be put to good use for an international program about education.
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The auction is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, and will take place at the company’s Fiorano track in Italy during the auction house’s “Leggenda e Passione” event organized on the occasion of Ferrari’s 70th birthday. RM Sotheby’s has made the promise it will be the biggest auction of prancing horses ever.
Not only is it the last LaFerrari Aperta, but the droptop will stand out from the other 209 cars thanks to its unique exterior revealed today featuring a metallic Rosso Fuoco body adorned by a metallic Bianco Italia double racing stripe visible at the front and rear sections. On the inside, Ferrari has decided to go with a black Alcantara upholstery complemented by glossy black carbon fiber together with red stitching and inserts on the seats to carry over the exterior’s theme.
The auction house hasn’t released an estimate, but we won’t be too surprised if the car will fetch even more than the coupe considering it’s significantly more exclusive than its fixed roof counterpart. Not only that, but it's an unexpected opportunity for deep-pocketed people to claim Ferrari’s fastest convertible it has ever produced.
Gallery: Final LaFerrari Aperta
LAFERRARI APERTA SELLS FOR RECORD 8.3 MILLION EURO
Proceeds go to Save the Children. 1959 California fetches 7.9 million
Maranello, 9 September 2017 – Ferrari set yet another record this evening when a LaFerrari Aperta sold for a staggering 8.3 million euro at the RM Sotheby’s auction during the Prancing Horse’s 70 th Anniversary celebrations at the Fiorano circuit. The proceeds from the sale of the car will be donated to Save the Children, an international organisation that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries worldwide. In this case, the funds raised will be used for educational projects in Asia and Africa.
The figure is a new record for a 21 st century car. The previous record of 7 million dollars was set last December at Daytona by an exclusive LaFerrari, which went under the hammer to raise funds for earthquake victims in Central Italy.
The LaFerrari auctioned today is a special extra addition to the initial 209 cars built in this limited-edition special series. It has a unique metallic Rosso Fuoco livery with double metallic Biano Italia racing stripe on its bonnet and tail.
Several other extremely valuable Ferraris also sold at Fiorano, not least a California 250 GT SWB for 7.9 million euro, a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I for 4.7 million and the aluminium-bodied 365 GTB/4 rediscovered in a Japanese hayloft, which changed hands for 1.8 million euro.