The Porsche 911 Sally Special has been auctioned off at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction on Saturday evening for a record $3.6 million. Porsche x Pixar Animation Studios one-of-one car attracted significant interest, with the final winning offer coming from a telephone bidder. The price was 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.
I’d like to express my gratitude and profound congratulations to the winning bidder. This generous act has made a difference for two important charities and to the lives of those they’ll help. In return, I hope the bidder is very happy to have secured a special and unique piece of our and Pixar’s history. – Kjell Gruner, PCNA’s President and CEO
The 911 Sally Special was accompanied by a one-of-one Porsche Design custom-built Timepiece, designed specifically to match the unique sports car, with Sally Blue Metallic highlights and exclusive details created in collaboration with Pixar.
Among other smaller items that also accompanied the car was 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.
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