- Final Porsche 911 Speedster to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s.
- Proceeds from the online auction will be donated to fight the COVID-19 coronarivus.
- 911 Speedster with Heritage Design package retailed for $340K in Canada.
The very last unit of the Porsche 911’s 991 generation to roll out of the factory in Zuffenhausen could very well be a life-saver. This 911 Speedster model, painted GT Silver Metallic and blazed with white striping, will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, and proceeds will be donated to United Way Worldwide’s coronavirus COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
Obviously, adhering to social distancing guidelines, the last 991’s sale will be conducted online, and online only, on April 22nd, 2020.
The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster is the last variant of the 991 generation to be produced, with only 1,948 units built. It’s equipped with the 911 GT3’s naturally aspirated, 4.0-litre flat-six engine, and in this application, it belts out 503 horsepower (510 PS) at 8,400 rpm, while torque is rated at 347 pound-feet at 6,250 rpm. The only transmission choice for this edition was a six-speed manual transmission, and according to the automaker, the car can blast from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and top out at 310 km/h. The car was built in December 2019 and has less than 30 miles on the odometer.
As if the rarity of the car itself wasn’t enough, the Porsche 911 Speedster features the Heritage Design package with a Cognac interior, with which customers can choose a racing number on the car’s doors and hood, in addition to custom leather and trim finishes. Also thrown in for good measure is a custom Porsche Design, colour-coordinated 911 Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph watch. The auction’s highest bidder will also get a certificate of authenticity, a one-of-a-kind book illustrating the assembly and completion of the last 991 as well as a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Porsche AG headquarters in Weissach—including some drive time on the company’ test track.
There is a catch to this sale, though—the winning bidder must be a U.S. resident, and the Porsche 911 Speedster will be delivered in California during at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering event. On RM Sotheby’s website, it is indicated that “any potential export of the car outside of the United States will be the sole responsibility of the winning bidder.”
How much could the last 991-gen Porsche 911 Speedster go for? If we include the Heritage Design package, the car carried an MSRP CAD$340,470, and just the watch is worth about $18K (USD$12,900). We can say without a doubt that the final bid will easily reach seven digits—we’re guessing 3 million dollars—and this will become an extremely valuable car over time.