When Lapo Elkann accompanied us on the inauguration tour of his Garage Italia Milano (which recently dedicated himself to electric Fiat Panda 4x4s like this), commenting on some objects hanging on the walls he said he had a weakness for a color: that of the car that the July 16 will be auctioned for beneficence at the Garage Italia headquarters in Milan: the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso called “Azzurra” and one of its Abarth 595, of the same color.
Her favorite color
As explained by Lapo himself, on the occasion of the presentation of the unique specimen of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, “blue and blue are ethereal colors associated with the sea and the sky, as infinity symbols and it is known that blue and blue, besides being my colors, are also those of my Italy “.
Two cars with a bond
And in addition to the dedicated color, made by Basf for the bodywork, the rims and the brake calipers, also theindoor (covered in Foglizzo leather) incorporates the same two-tone motif. The inspiration is linked to a historical model of the Prancing Horse that is part of the Lapo collection: one Ferrari 400i from 1982 blue and four-seater like the GTC4 Lusso. The Azzurro Lapo and the Blu Garage Italia are the colors that also cover the Abarth 595 Competizione Azzurra, a sort of tender for the Ferrari GTC4, which is the second car offered for sale for charity.
Up to 700,000 euros in charity
The estimate for the two specimens is between 375.000 euro e 710.000 euro. The proceeds of the Wannenes auction house (which has decided to renounce the auction rights) is destined for the LAPS foundation, with the aim of financing the “I choose the right” project – to help minors with drug addiction problems or in conditions of crime risk – and the “Vital Connection” initiative, to help those affected by diseases related to digital addiction.