Ferrari to auction last F430 for Abruzzo earthquake relief

The last Ferrari F430 won't roll out of the factory until later this year, but the mid-engine supercar is already up for sale. Ferrari announced early this week that it will auction off the rights to the last F430 at the RM Auction, with all proceeds going toward rebuilding the earthquake-ravaged Abruzzo region.

The last F430 will wear a special silver and gold paint scheme which reflects the traditional colors of Aquila - the city hit hardest by the earthquake. The auctioned F430 will also come with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, along with a commemorative plaque.

The winning bidder will have the final say on the rest of the F430's specs and will also have access to Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalog.

The announcement also officially marks the end of the F430. Rumors have been circulating for some time about the F430's replacement, and it looks as though we will see that car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The F430 has been in production since 2004.