Last week Ferrari presented a unique LaFerrari Aperta that was to be auctioned to the benefit of international charity Save the Children.
The one-of-one LaFerrari crossed the auction block at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari sale in Maranello over the weekend, fetching a sum of $8.3 million euro (about $10 million USD). All proceeds from the sale have been donated to Save the Children, an international organization that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries worldwide. Ferrari says the funds raised will be used for educational projects in Asia and Africa.
The sale price of the LaFerrari represents a new record for a 21st-century car. Not surprisingly, the previous record holder was also a Ferrari. Last December, the final LaFerrari sold for $7 million USD at a charity auction in Daytona, Florida, with the proceeds from that sale benefitting earthquake victims in Central Italy.
Other notable sales from RM Sotheby’s 70th Anniversary Ferrari auction include a California 250 GT SWB that sold for 7.9 million euro, a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I that sold for 4.7 million euro and an aluminium-bodied 365 GTB/4 discovered in a barn, which changed hands for 1.8 million euro.
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