A one-off Ferrari has been auctioned off for â‚¬1.2 million. The unique Ferrari 599 China (read news) was purchased by an anonymous, silent auction participant based in Shanghai.
Chinese artist Lu Hao designed the 599 with pottery patterns from the Song Dynasty before it was shown off at the automakers’ fundraising dinner at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.
The proceeds from the charity auction will go to funding Tsighua University auto engineering students and teachers to study at the Politecnico di Milano university in Italy. Scholarship winners will also get a chance to intern at Ferrari.
Other items auctioned off included a Michael Schumacher-signed helmet and race-worn overalls from F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella.
In theory in a communist country, all Ferraris should be equal, but now some are more equal than others. Ferrari has created a special-edition 599 GTB Fiorano made exclusively for the Chinese market. Only twelve of them are scheduled for production. But that’s not exclusive enough and an extra extravagant unique 599 has been created.
This one-of-a-kind Ferrari has been differentiated by Lu Hao, a Chinese artist who applied the special touches that make this Ferrari unique. It’s been decked out in the cracked glaze pattern of the coveted Song Dynasty-era Ge Liln porcelain, and signed by the artist himself. There is also a jade engine starter button and a name plaque.
The unique supercar is ready to be auctioned off for charity in Beijing on November 3.