• Jun 18, 2009
Between special one-offs like the disaster-relief F430 and record-breaking classics like the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, if you've had your eye on acquiring an especially special Ferrari at auctio, there has been no shortage of opportunities. And here's another to add to the docket: Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo's own 599 GTB Fiorano.

The chairman's ride is being auctioned off online to raise scholarship funds for young aspiring researchers. The example in question features a deep red Rosso Monza metallic paintjob over an interior swathed in charcoal leather and trimmed with extra carbon fiber bits. It's also been outfitted with sat-nav and an iPod as well as carbon-ceramic brakes behind 20-inch wheels. This marks the first occasion that Ferrari has auctioned off one of its vehicles online, and will come accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the current owner, who carries a bit of clout around the factory. Follow the link for more information, including a video of Montezemolo presenting the auction, or to place your bid. Thanks for the tip, Patrick!



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it be "Montezemolo's own"?!?!?!?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Word.

        The Ferrari 599 is one of the most amazing cars to see in the metal. Every curve is perfection.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unless the back of his suit is a 100% made in the USA cotton towel,
      he better get his butt off of my Ferrari!! Hopefully, nothing that
      some Zaino can't buff right out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm sure that is a Gucci or Prada silk suit, he's the president of Ferrari! I don't think he owns any suit that's less than 5 grand and Italian designer made.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does being owned by an executive really add any value? I wouldn't think so, this seems like just another used 599 to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Would being owned by anyone add any value? For me, it wouldn't. Perhaps what would increase value are unique facts about the build / technology / physical features of the car. You know, first car to use fuel injection, first car to break the X minute barrier at the ring, blah blah...

        I can't think of any person who by owning a car, increases the value of that car. Not for me anyways.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would I want it? :s
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because:

        This marks the first occasion that Ferrari has auctioned off one of its vehicles online, and will come accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the current owner, who carries a bit of clout around the factory.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Possibly because it's brilliant?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ow well, he'll have to get a new 599 HGTE instead :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't he wreck this car a few years back?