First Ferrari California sold

  • Charity auction
  • Sold for 282,000
  • Official unveiling on October 2
Words By Jim Holder

Need a valuation?

Obtain a FREE used car valuation for any vehicle.


An article image
An article image

The first Ferrari California has been sold even though the car won't be officially unveiled until the Paris Motor Show on October 2.

Ahead of the car's launch, Ferrari held star-studded customer events in Maranello, Italy and California, USA.

The US event featured a charity auction, where the first California was sold for about 282,000 ($520,000) that's around double the expected retail price.

The money raised will go to the After Schools All Stars charity, which helps under-privileged school children. It was formally accepted at the event by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California.

Related Articles


Ferrari California

What Car? Says Rated 4 out of 5
Owners say Rated 5 out of 5

The Ferrari California T is a capable fast long distance cruiser, albeit not as agile as other prancing horses, but now a turbocharged engine means better economy.