Final 991 Generation Porsche 911 to be Auctioned For COVID-19 Fundraiser
Published on Mon, Apr 13, 2020
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
RM Sotheby’s and Porsche join together to auction off the last 911 (991) to pass through the production line, all proceeds go towards COVID-19 charitable fundraiser.
If you’re a Porsche enthusiast hungry for a one-of-a-kind opportunity, look no further. This particular opportunity also has philanthropic qualities, so the sudden weight loss of your wallet causes you no guilt. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and RM Sotheby’s have teamed up to bring an exclusive auction package to the table. First off, the very last 991 generation Porsche 911 Speedster will be the premier piece. Along with it, Porsche is including a limited-edition Porsche Design timepiece, behind-the-scenes tour of Porsche AG’s vehicle testing facility and track in Weissach, Germany, and more. Proceeds of the auction will go directly to the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
“We are all profoundly affected by the current situation and the immediate impact it’s having on those most at risk in our communities,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “United Way continues to step up to the plate and their response to this crisis has been quite impressive. So we are proud to do our part. I also appreciate the swift support of RM Sotheby’s to make this possible and I am hopeful that the sale of a very special Porsche will help in a small way.”
The 911 Speedster features the Heritage Design package and is one of 1,948 examples. The car boasts a 4.0L flax six engine with 502 horsepower and is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The Speedster is finished in GT Silver Metallic paint and only shows 20 delivery miles on the clock.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President, 911 and 718 Product Lines, commented: “Not only does this mark the end of what, for me, was a special era but it’s especially rewarding that the last car to reach the end of the line should be the ultimate – the Speedster combined everything we learned and is the 991 in its purest form. I hope this really unique car can make a big difference to those who need help right now – and that the fortunate buyer enjoys it and drives it as we always intended.”
The auction will be open for bidding on RM Sotheby’s Online Only platform at 8:00 am PDT on Wednesday, April 15, and will close at 10:00 am PDT on Wednesday, April 22. The 911 Speedster will be sold without reserve, selling to the highest bidder. For more information, visit https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0020.
To learn more about the legacy of the Porsche 991 generation, check out our other article: https://lacar.com/porsche-991/