Remember that one-off Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China Limited Edition; the one that was designed by renowned Chinese artist Lu Hao?

Well, it was auctioned off today at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing for a whopping $1.75 million. Unfortunately, the identity of the winning bidder was withheld so we have no idea who he was, although, we do know that he’s probably rich enough to afford paying for this car.

If you recall, this uber-rare Ferrari, which incidentally was based from a limited edition 599 that is going to be exclusively sold in China, was designed by Mr. Hao with pottery patterns from the legendary Song Dynasty.

While the one-off 599 was the highlight of the auction, other Ferrari items were also up for bids, including racing overalls worn by Giancarlo Fisichella, as well as a helmet and model car that has been signed by no less than seven-time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher.

The auction was done as part of a fund-raising where proceeds generated by the auction would go to the funding of a number of students and teachers from the Department of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University. These select group of students and teachers will be given the opportunity to go on a trip to the land of the Prancing Horse – Italy – where they’ll be given a chance to study at Politecnico di Milano University and take up an internship job at Ferrari.

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Source: ItaliaSpeed

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5 comments:

  (939) posted on 03.4.2010

China? dang.. don’t tell me that most of it’s part are also made in china.

  (344) posted on 01.5.2010

Of course it’s a limited edition. Maybe the price is that high but to reach the bid of $1.75 million, I may say that’s an interesting car. Anyways the Chinese stallion is that beautiful and for the person who won the bid, you’re lucky to have this limited edition car.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 11.4.2009

yeah really worth 1.75 million

JerryAnakin  (1) posted on 11.4.2009

I think someone who is interests in pottery and porcelain will like the special version of Ferrari.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 11.4.2009

who would pay 1.75 million for a ferrari painted like a broken egg

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