Last year, Porsche launched the new 992 generation of the 911. But the company still kept the outgoing (and quite well-regarded) 991 generation in production until December 2019. The very last 991, as it turns out, is is a 911 Speedster — and Porsche Cars North America has just announced it will auction it off to benefit United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
The Speedster is, arguably, the most sought-after and exclusive 911 body type. Porsche produced only 1,948 (to celebrate the 356’s birth year) of the 991 versions. American dealers that have 991 Speedsters are asking more than $300,000 for them. This car, like the others, will also come with a 911 Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph watch, which is exclusive to 991 Speedster owners and matched to the chassis number.
In a nod to social distancing guidelines, PCNA will auction the car on RM Sotheby’s online-only platform. Bidding will begin at 11:00am EDT on April 15, and last until 1:00pm EDT on April 22. Factoring in the magnificence of the 911 being auctioned, the unbridled enthusiasm of well-heeled 911 aficionados and the timely charitable element, expect the price to escalate quickly.
That said, if you don’t have the ducats to compete in that 911 Speedster auction, you can enter to win this Tesla-powered vintage Porsche 911 in a separate charity giveaway to benefit the Petersen Automotive Museum.
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