It wasn’t big news here in America, but last April there was a devastating earthquake in Northern Italy, and Ferrari is doing something to help. Ferrari announced last week that the last F430 ever to be built will be up for sale at the upcoming RM Auction, with all proceeds going toward rebuilding the earthquake-ravaged Abruzzo region.
Wearing a special silver and gold paint scheme which reflects the traditional colors of Aquila – the city hit hardest by the earthquake, the last F430 will also come with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, along with a commemorative plaque. Not only does the lucky auction winner get a very special F430, but they will also have the final say on the rest of the F430’s specs and will also have access to Ferrari’s Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalog.
Not only did the announcement from Maranello come across as a great humanitarian gesture, but it also officially marks the end of the F430′s production run. The F430 has been in production since 2004 and its replacement should debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The car up for auction will probably go for considerably more than it’s normal asking price, this being a benefit and all. And if you’re a reader that has the means to put down a bid, please consider doing so. The region needs your help, and you will be the owner of a very special car when all is said and done.