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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to be auctioned for Sandy victims

Auction event to take place at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

By AutoWeek Nov 11, 2012 7:41AM
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (© MSN Autos/Mike Meredith)

 

 

 

Ferrari is doing its part to help Hurricane Sandy victims by auctioning off the first F12 Berlinetta that will be sold on American soil. The base price of Ferrari's halo model is about $315,000. We'd expect this one to go for much more than that. The auction will take place at 9 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 17 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

 

“Here at Ferrari, we have experienced and seen the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has caused in the affected area firsthand,” Marco Mattiacci, chief executive and president of Ferrari North America, said in a statement. “We want to use our event next week at Formula One in Austin to give back to our local community by auctioning the F12 Berlinetta.”

 

If you can't make it to the auction, but want to win the car, contact your local Ferrari dealership. They have information on how to place bids.

 

Ferrari also has a partnership with the Red Cross — including its own contribution page —for its fans.

 

-- Jake Lingeman

 

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47Comments
Nov 11, 2012 11:17AM
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Vroom!  Vroom! Let the bidding begin, and they are off! What a great way to promote their brand and help out alot of needy people.
Nov 11, 2012 12:04PM
Nov 11, 2012 11:46AM
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Hey DONALD TRUMP! Remember that 5 million you offered Obama for his records? Bid the 5 million on this car instead and then you get a cool car and you can do something with your pathetic life you can finally feel good about. Show a little love instead of all that rage and hatred.
Nov 11, 2012 11:29AM
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I got first bid. $500. Let me know if I win. Hope they raise alot of money. Good luck and prayers to all affected by this storm.

 

Nov 11, 2012 1:07PM
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Funny, you don't see Ford, Chevy. or Dodge doing this with a GT500, ZR1 Blue Devil, or a topped out Viper.......  Thanks to Marco Mattiacci for taking the initiative!
Nov 11, 2012 11:57AM
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Great idea!!  Perhaps it will encourage similar charitable efforts for worthy causes.  Go Enzo!!
Nov 11, 2012 11:41AM
Nov 11, 2012 1:17PM
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A great cause, and one wicked **** car!
Nov 11, 2012 2:14PM
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They should have done an online raffle, 10 bucks a ticket, might make millions!!

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