Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and RM Sotheby’s have decided to auction off the last remaining 991-gen Porsche 911 which is, of course, the Speedster. The proceeds, excluding taxes and fees, will benefit United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
The one-week auction in the U.S. will be held via RM Sotheby’s Online Only auction platform to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The winning bidder and a guest will be invited to take a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Weissach development headquarters – including experiencing the test track – on a 1:1 basis with Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, heads of the 911 and GT model lines respectively.
The car will also be accompanied by a one-of-a-kind book illustrating the assembly and completion of the last 991, including photographs and an original sketch by the Speedster design team. Finally, the handover of the vehicle will be hosted by Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA, which will take place at a dedicated event in the U.S.
The Porsche Design 911 Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph will also be a part of the auction. The strap is made in the exact same cognac leather as that applied to the interior of the car, while the winding rotor mirrors the car’s unique wheels. Created exclusively for 911 Speedster customers and made in Switzerland, the limited-edition and COSC-certified timepiece with flyback function will feature the chassis number of the final 991 generation 911.