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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

911 Sally Special Sets Record For Most Expensive New Porsche Sold At Auction


The one-of-one Porsche 911 Sally Special sold at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction for a record USD 3.6 million (P 202.3 million) with the final winning offer coming from a telephone bidder. This set a record for a new Porsche sold at auction, according to the auction house.

The sale reunited members of the original Cars team who created both the car in the Disney and Pixar film and the life-size Sally Carrera, based on a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera. That team included actress Bonnie Hunt, the voice of Sally Carrera, Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, and Bob Pauley, who, as Production Designer for Cars, sketched Sally for the first time 20 years ago. They were joined by Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), and key members of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s Sonderwunsch team including Alexander Fabig and Boris Apenbrink.

The 911 Sally Special was accompanied by a one-of-one Porsche Design custom-built Timepiece, designed specifically to match the unique configuration of this iconic sports car, with Sally Blue Metallic highlights and exclusive details created in collaboration with Pixar.

An array of smaller items also accompanied the car – these included a second set of wheels presented in a bespoke rack as well as a fitted “Sally Special” car cover and a book charting the creation of the car from beginning to end, incorporating original sketches from both Porsche and Pixar.

Two charities are the beneficiaries of the sale of the 911 Sally Special, with the entirety of the USD 3.6 million sale price being donated.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. A network of 76 local organizations, operating in over 1,600 sites across the United States and in Canada, equips girls with the knowledge and skills to effect positive changes in their lives and become leaders who will change the world.

The project also supports USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which is working to provide urgent help to nearly 6.2 million refugees who have been displaced across Europe since the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

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