A unique Porsche sports car will be offered at a single-lot online auction at RM Sotheby’s, with proceeds being donated to a Covid-19 fund under United Way Worldwide, a nonprofit organization.
The auction will open for bidding on RM Sotheby’s online platform at 11 a.m. EDT on April 15, closing at 1 p.m. EDT on April 22. The auction is without reserve, meaning the highest bidder will become the owner of the car, along with a special package to accompany the deal.
The car, offered from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), is the last-ever 991 generation of Porsche 911 sports car to come off the production line at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory in December 2019.
The Porsche 911 replaced the 356 model in 1963, and the 991 generation, the seventh generation of 911, was launched in 2011.
Further, the car being offered is one of the 1,948 examples of 911 Speedsters created to mark the 70th anniversary of Porsche sports cars. It features GT silver metallic exteriors, and has only covered 20 delivery miles.
Proceeds of the sale, excluding taxes and fees, will benefit the Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at United Way Worldwide, a nonprofit organization with 1,800 global offices, and a mission to tackle health, education, and financial issues.
“We are all profoundly affected by the current situation and the immediate impact it’s having on those most at risk in our communities,” Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, said in a statement. “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.”
The commemorative package includes a Porsche 911 heritage chronograph wristwatch offered from Porsche Design; a personalized visit to the Porsche AG Weissach development headquarters with Frank-Steffen Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, who run the 911 and GT model lines respectively; a one-of-a-kind book illustrating the assembly and completion of the last 991; and a letter of authenticity from Porsche confirming the chassis number applied to this car is indeed the last of the 991 generation.
The package will be delivered to the buyer in a dedicated event in the U.S., hosted by Zellmer.