The winning bidder will also get some additional perks.
The 991-series Porsche 911 Speedster is already a hot commodity amongst both collectors and 911 fans alike. Continuing with the tradition of past outgoing 911s, it is the last iteration of the 991-generation and it features the iconic Speedster styling inspired by the 356. Only 1,948 examples are being produced, a figure that marked the occasion of Porsche's 70th anniversary in 2018.
But instead of simply selling the last 911 Speedster, Porsche and RM Sotheby's have decided to help raise money for coronavirus relief for the United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. All proceeds, excluding taxes and associated feeds, will be donated for this very good cause. This last-ever 991 generation 911 from the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory normally carries a starting price of $275,750 and was built last December.
Included in the sale is a bespoke Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph watch, featuring some of the car's gorgeous design features, such as a leather strap that matches the cognac leather interior upholstery. In addition, the winning bidder will be invited for a personal tour of Porsche's Weissach development center as well as some track time. Their hosts will be none other than Dr. Frank-Steffan Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, head of the 911 and GT programs, respectively. The keys will be handed over to the owner by Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer at a separate special event.
As for the 911 Speedster itself, it's finished in the stunning GT Silver Metallic and comes with the optional Heritage Design Package. Power, of course, comes from a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six good for 502 horsepower paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has just 20 miles on its clock and remains unregistered.
"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. "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."
RM Sotheby's is hosting the auction through its Online Only platform. There is no reserve and bidding will be open for one week, beginning on Wednesday, April 15 and closes the following Wednesday, April 22.