1987 Ferrari 412i offered in EMI charity auction, Unite for Japan.

In the market for a slightly used mid-eighties Ferrari? Need a large tax write-off for 2011? For a limited time, you can do both, all while donating to an extremely worthwhile cause. To help those affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, music giant EMI has organized “Unite for Japan,” an-line auction hosted by eBay with money going to the Japanese Red Cross. Auction items—donated by EMI’s vast portfolio of artists and songwriters—span the spectrum from event tickets to memorabilia to concert and video props, the coolest of which is a 1987 Ferrari 412i that was used in the 2006 feature-length silent film, Electroma, directed by and starring the French electronic music duo, Daft Punk.

According to eBay, the 412i was purchased by Daft Punk from a Palm Springs dealer and is claimed to have had only one previous owner. Mileage is listed at 16,000 with current condition only being described as “used.” The car is black over tan leather and the interior is said to be all-original, minus the custom sound system installed by Daft Punk. While certainly not the prettiest Ferrari, the 412i is interesting because of it’s relative rarity—only 576 examples were sold—and because of its ability to transport four humans at once—it’s a 2+2. The car has a front-mounted V-12 mated to a 3-speed automatic and is left-hand drive. Specs from eBay are limited but The Standard Catalog of Imported Cars lists ABS, a limited-slip differential, and a self-leveling rear suspension as standard fare, with power steering being optional.

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