11/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/18/2020 05:08
The last Abarth 124 spider available in Japan features in a charity auction to raise funds for the non-profit organization 'Shine On! Kids', an association to help children in Japan suffering from cancer and other serious diseases.
The auction is online from November 13th through 29th, and is taking place in the form of a 'silent auction' on the Japanese Abarth website (link), at a starting price of 3.7 million yen. In addition to the Scorpion spider, it is also possible to take part in the initiative by making an offer for a limited series of sketches produced by the FCA Centro Stile, focused on the Abarth 124 Spider and Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro.
Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat, Lancia & Abarth Brands, commented on the initiative: 'I'm very proud of this charity operation to support children, which also features the final 124 spider available in the Land of the Rising Sun. For Abarth, Japan is the leading export market, is in constant growth and represents a strong tradition for the brand. This charity auction is a testament to how united our Scorpion is to the country and most of all to its people. It also pays tribute to the first Abarth model produced right here in Japan. Finally, it is also a big occasion to celebrate the month of the star sign Scorpio, like we do every year.'
The 124 spider up for auction is made even more attractive to collectors by a special badge, made by the FCA Centro Stile in Turin, as an exclusive one-off for this charity operation. It reproduces the car's silhouette on an aluminum plate, to which the lettering 'Edizione Unica' ('Unique Edition') and 'Per sempre tua' ('Forever Yours') have been added in red. The livery of the 124 is in the sophisticated 'Turini White 1975' pastel shade, while the wide range of features include black and red leather seats, a Bose sound system, satellite navigation and LED headlights.
Launched in late 2016, the Abarth 124 spider is an adrenaline-packed car that ensures maximum driving pleasure, courtesy of its joint development with the Abarth Racing Team. The 124 spider is the heir to the car of the same name that took Fiat-Abarth to victory in its first European Rally Championship in the 1970s, now revived in the multi-prize-winning Abarth 124 rally seen in the European Rally Championship (ERC) and the one-make Abarth Rally Cup championship.
Turin, November 18th, 2020