As announced a few days ago, RM Sotheby’s and Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) hosted a 7-day online-only auction for the last unit of Porsche 911 Speedster to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in America. Bidding closed on 22 April with 32 bids which raised $500,000 (auction hammer price).
PCNA has decided to match the winning bid to raise the total proceeds to $1 million. The money will be donated to United Way Worldwide (excluding taxes and fees), to carry out the relief work.
The 911 Speedster will be presented to its new owner at a special event hosted by Klaus Zellmer (President and CEO of PCNA), which is yet to be scheduled. With the car comes a package of experiences and gift items, including an exclusive tour of Porsche’s engineering and design headquarters in Weissach, Germany, as the guest of Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, heads of the 911 and GT model lines respectively.
There is also a bespoke Porsche Design timepiece complete with the chassis number of the 911 Speedster etched onto its casing, accompanied by a specially created single-edition book documenting the build process of the last 991.