Daft Punk auctions Ferrari in aid of Japan

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Artists at music label EMI are staging a series of auctions on eBay in aid of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan, but in among all the signed posters, guitars concert tickets and items of clothing, there is one lot that caught our eye.

One of the stars of Daft Punk's feature-length film Electroma is to be sold off – a 1987 Ferrari 412.

The 2006 film tells the tale of two characters said to be the robotic forms of the members of the electronic band Daft Punk, and it opens with them driving the classic Ferrari across a desert.

The car is said to be in mint condition and still bears the HUMAN numberplate it had in the film. It is also signed by Daft Punk members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

Ferrari 412s would normally sell for around £40,000, but the hope is that this one will go for a bit more. As an added incentive, EMI has said it will match all winning bids on the items being auctioned off up to a value of 1 million Euros.

The Ferrari will be available on eBay between 11 and 21 April where you can also find more details and place your bid.