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Ferrari plans special auction for charity

November 19, 2015 | By | In News

Ferrari North Europe is auctioning a unique number plate for charity.

The plate,"V12 LAF", pays homage to the Maranello manufacturer's LaFerrari hypercar, presenting a unique opportunity for owners of the 963bhp machine to purchase the matching private plate.

The money raised will be donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation, the charity named after the late Henry Surtees, son of motor racing legend John, strives to assist people with brain or physical injuries caused by accident to return to community living by the provision of support for equipment and facilities.

The Ferrari and Surtees names are synonymous, with John clinching the 1964 Formula 1 title during his Scuderia tenure and winning two races.

Surtees said: "We are truly honoured that Ferrari has chosen to donate the proceeds of this auction to the Henry Surtees Foundation.

"The work we are doing is absolutely critical to help save the lives and provide emergency support for those who sustain serious head injuries and I know that Henry would have been very proud to hear of Ferrari's continued association with the Surtees family name, more than 50 years after I drove for Il Commendatore."

Those wishing to participate in the auction and help raise money for a worthy cause have until November 30 to place their bids for the coveted registration plate.

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