Porsche's Exclusive Manufaktur department is building a tribute to the much-loved character.
The Porsche 911 Carrera is one of the most iconic sports cars in the world. With its unmistakable profile and strong image, it's no wonder the German legend has graced the silver screen countless times. But for many kids and cartoon lovers across the globe, Zuffenhausen's finest is strongly associated with Sally Carrera, a much-loved character from the Pixar film series, Cars.
Earlier this year we reported that, in honor of the character's 20th birthday, Porsche and Pixar were collaborating on a special 992 Carrera to pay tribute to the on-screen icon. Now, RM Sotheby's has announced the one-of-one 911 will be hitting the auction block for a special cause, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting several worthy causes in need.
At this stage, the "911 Sally Special" is still being built by Porsche's Exclusive Manufaktur department, with the esteemed auction house noting the vehicle will be finished by hand. Details remain scant at the moment but, based on the sketch provided, we can see a unique set of Spiral five-spoke alloy wheels (as worn by the character) and a unique shade of "Sally Blue" paintwork.
Sally, based on a 996 generation Carrera, gained motivation from a 3.6-liter flat-six with 320 horsepower. However, the tribute car will utilize the turbocharged 3.0-liter mill with 379 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. Additional special touches include custom interior plates, lightened headlights, and Sally's secret tattoo which is hidden under her spoiler. We don't have to wait much longer though; RM Sotheby's says more information on the special build will be made public on August 12.
The unique Porsche will go under the hammer on August 20 and can only be purchased by a US-based buyer. There's no estimate as yet, but we're assuming a one-of-one Porsche 911 built by the Manufaktur department will certainly attract plenty of money. In fact, we hope it does. All proceeds will go towards good causes, including the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR, and Girls Inc.
Earlier this year, the CEO of USA for UNHCR, Anne-Marie Grey explained how this will help myriad women and children who were forced to flee Ukraine. "There is reason to hope with the critical support of companies like Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios who have generously stepped up to help ensure their safety and protection in months to come."
Interestingly, this won't be the first 911 sold off to help Ukrainians in need. Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer previously auctioned off his 964 and donated 10% of the proceeds to help the crisis in the war-torn nation.