Last December, the final 991-generation Porsche 911 rolled out of the Stuttgart factory floor – a 911 Speedster finished in a unique silver-white-black paint scheme. Not long after it was completed, the German marque announced that this last model will be auctioned off, but this time the proceeds will be donated for COVID-19 relief.
Yesterday, the online auction for the final Porsche 991 was completed. After a 7-day bidding period and 32 bids online, the final price for the 911 Speedster was $500,000 (about 25 million). Yes, it’s a lot of money for a Porsche 911, but do remember that it is the very last unit of the 991 generation. At the same time, the owner will get an exclusive tour of Porsche’s engineering and design headquarters in Weissach, Germany, together with other exclusive items such as a Porsche Design timepiece.
More importantly, proceeds from the auction will be donated to United Way Worldwide to help with COVID-19 relief in America. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) also decided to match the winning bid in order to raise the total proceeds to $1 million, or about PhP 50 million.
“I’m pleased to have helped draw attention to their efforts and I’m deeply appreciative of the generosity and kindness of all the participants and the winning bidder. We are joining in that spirit by making our own donation on top of the winning bid for this special part of our history. We can now look forward to the funds raised making a direct difference to those who need it most right now,” said Klaus Zellmer, president, and CEO of PCNA.
The 911 Speedster will be presented to its owner at a special event set to be scheduled at a later date.