Porsche 911 Sally special sells for a record breaking $3.6 million

911 Sally Special auctioned for USD 3.1millions

Recently we told you about the one-of-one Porsche 911 Sally Special that would go under the hammer at the RM Sotheby’s auction during Monterey Car Week. All proceeds went to charity, so a good result was hoped and expected for. But the least you can say is that the final result surpassed even the wildest dreams.

The Porsche 911 Sally Special sold at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction on Saturday evening for a record $3.6 million (auction hammer price). In the charged atmosphere of the packed bidding hall, the 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.

Sally Carrera and 911 Sally Special
Sally Carrera and 911 Sally Special

Reunion of original Cars Team

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.

Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Bonnie Hunt, the voice of Sally Carrera, Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, Bob Pauley, Production Designer for Cars, l-r, 911 Sally Special, Monterey, USA, 2022, PCNA
Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Bonnie Hunt, the voice of Sally Carrera, Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, Bob Pauley, Production Designer for Cars, l-r, 911 Sally Special, Monterey, USA, 2022, PCNA

“I’d like to express my gratitude and profound congratulations to the winning bidder,” said Kjell Gruner, PCNA’s President and CEO. “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.”

One-off-one car and watch

911 Sally Special Chronograph
911 Sally Special Chronograph

The one-of-one 911 Sally Special was accompanied by a one-of-one Porsche Design custom-built Timepiece, designed specifically to match the unique configuration of this iconic sports car, with Sally Blue Metallic highlights and exclusive details created in collaboration with Pixar. An array of smaller items also accompanied the car – these included 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.

Edited Porsche Factory Press Release
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