Daft Punk Auctions Off Ferrari For Japan Relief Efforts
Lots of artists are donating to support the Japan relief efforts in the wake of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami — but few musicians are doing it in a more awesome way than Daft Punk. Then again, Daft Punk usually tends to out-awesome their musical peers in most instances, but even more so now that they’ll be donating their Ferrari to raise money for Japan.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are auctioning off their 1987 Ferrari 412 on eBay to raise money as part of EMI’s fundraising efforts to help the Red Cross in Japan. The car, which was used in their art-film Electroma, comes in mint condition, still includes the HUMAN license plate shown in the movie and is signed by both Daft Punk members.
Bidding opens on April 11 and runs through April 21. EMI will be matching all winning bids up to $1.4 million. Daft Punk helmets will not be included in the sale of the Ferrari.