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2008 Maserati GranTurismo at Naples Winter Wine Festival

Continuing a tradition which began in 2004 with the introduction of the four-door Quattroporte, Maserati has brought Italian flair and desire to Naples, allowing one lucky individual the chance to return from the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival with an even rarer vintage — a 2008 specially customized GranTurismo luxury performance coupe.

The deep metallic carbon black beauty has elegant beige interior with contrasting black stitching along with unique door sills reading “2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival 1 of 1.” The stunning four seat coupe offered for auction brought in a strong bid of $350,000, more than three times its base price. The 2008 auction benefitted the Naples Children & Education Foundation, a collection of more than 20 individual charitable and educational programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged or at risk children in Collier County.

The 2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival was dominated by collections of truly rare vintages of wine donated by renowned U.S. and international wineries, as well as private donors. Auction packages included more than 70 exclusive lots, including exotic excursions, private dinners, luxury cruises, tickets to the Academy Awards — as well as an opportunity to be one of the first to take ownership of the 2008 GranTurismo, Maserati’s award-winning high-performance sports car.