On Saturday at Monterey Car Week, the Porsche 911 Sally Special went up for auction at RM Sotheby’s and was purchased for a staggering $3.6 million, with all of the proceeds going to charity. Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur division collaborated closely with the Pixar creative team to create the Sally Special, a unique 911 GTS that was inspired by the Sally Carrera character from the Pixar film Cars.
Sally’s voice actor Bonnie Hunt, Pixar creative director Jay Ward, Cars production designer Bob Pauley, and Kjell Gruner, president and CEO of Porsche North America, were all present at the auction on Saturday. It was room filled. The auction received far more interest and questions about the car than it had anticipated both in the days before the sale and throughout the sale itself, according to RM Sotheby’s, which placed the winning bid over the phone.
In addition to its distinctive paint job and 996-style wheels, the Sally Special also has Pixar emblems on the pillars and a pinstripe under the spoiler. Houndstooth inlays, unique side sills, embossed Car emblems, and more can be seen within the cabin, which has a distinctive color scheme. The auction winner will also get a matching timepiece, a book that describes how the automobile was made, a car cover, and an extra set of wheels for the racetrack in addition to the vehicle.
Price $3.6 million will be distributed evenly between the USA for UNHCR and Girls Inc. Let’s hope the new owner will use the Sally Special, which is a fully working GTS with a manual gearbox, and bring it to events in the future.
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