Special LaFerrari Aperta Sells for Record Amount to Help Save the Children

September 12, 2017

Remember the LaFerrari Aperta we wrote about last week?  To refresh your memory, the particular car was a one-off example that was set to be auctioned off for charity. Well, it has been sold for a record-breaking amount.

Going under the hammer at the Prancing Horse’s 70th anniversary celebration held just recently in Fiorano, the car sold for a whopping 8.3 million Euros. With the help of RM Sotheby’s, the special LaFerrari Aperta was sold in order to help the Save the Children program, specifically to enrich the lives of underprivileged youngsters through educational programs in Asia and Africa.

Apart from being a precision machine, the hybrid hypercar is special in that it sports a unique Metallic Rosso Fuoco paint scheme with matching Bianco Italia double stripe on the hood and rear. It is a one-off build that is added to the already limited 209 examples of the LaFerrari Aperta.

The 8.3 million Euro price tag breaks all previous records set at auction for a 21st century car, including the recent 7 million Euros paid for a LaFerrari sold alst December at Daytona. That car helped raise much-needed funds for earthquake-stricken Italy.

Besides the LaFerrari Aperta, other prized Prancing Horses sold during the 70th birthday celebration include a California 250 GT SWB that went for 7.9 million Euros, a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I (4.7 million Euro), and the 365 GTB/4 aluminum body, which was found in a Japanese hayloft. This one was the “cheapest”:, going for 1.8 million Euro.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.