Ferrari Sells First 458 Speciale A for $900,000, Shows New F60 America [w/Videos]

Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary in the United States with a big party in Beverly Hills, which included the official reveal of the F60 America, an auction, musical performances and fireworks.

Held at the Beverly Hills City Hall, the event included the auction of the first Ferrari 458 Speciale A, of which only 499 units will be built. The car was sold to David Gooding for $900,000 (€709,670), with proceeds benefitting “Daybreak,” the American branch of the Italian charity whose mission is to advance research towards a cure for rare genetic diseases.

The event was attended by Beverly Hills mayor Lili Bosse, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chairman John Elkann, FCA CEO and Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa and Ferrari vice chairman Piero Ferrari.

As part of the festivities, Ferrari has also set up an exhibition of 60 of the most iconic Ferraris ever created on the famed Rodeo Drive. Among the rare models on display were the Ferrari 308 GTS (“Magnum, P.I”), Testarossa (“Miami Vice”), Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB/4, the 2014 Pebble Beach “Best of Show” winner 375 MM, and the newest limited-edition F60 America.

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