$1 миллиона Benefit for United Way COVID-19 Relief as Porsche Cars North America Matches $500,000 Winning Bid в Auction of Final Porsche 911 (991)
Winning online bidder will receive a 911 Speedster – the final 991 to enter and pass down the serial production line and unique gift package
АТЛАНТА, штат Джорджия. Following a seven-day bidding period and 32 предложений на Интернет аукцион hosted by RM sotheby’s for the last Porsche 911 (991) to enter and pass down the serial production line has raised $500,000 (auction price молоток). Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) has decided to match the winning bid to raise the total proceeds to $1 миллион. The money will be donated to United Way Worldwide, less taxes and fees, directly to aid its work for COVID-19 relief в Америке.
The winning bidder will receive the 911 Speedster at a special event hosted by местонахождение: Клаус, президент и главный исполнительный директор Porsche Cars North America, Inc. With the car comes a package of unique experiences and gift items, including an exclusive tour of Porsche’s engineering and design headquarters в вайсахе, Germany, as the guest of DR. Франк-Штеффен Вале и Андреас Preu Ингер. There is also a bespoke Porsche Design timepieces complete with the chassis number of the 911 Speedster вдавленный onto its casing, accompanied by a specially created single edition book диаграмм the construction of the last 991 as it entered and passed down the serial production line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Клаус Местонахождение:, President and CEO of PCNA, said: “When we began this project, I wanted to use our voice to help raise awareness and funding for the incredible work of United Way. I’M pleased to have helped draw attention to their efforts and i’M deeply оценивает 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 difference a direct to those who need it most right now.”
“Porsche’s generosity will make a real difference as we fight COVID-19 and prepare for the recovery phase in the communities that we serve,” сказал Брайан Галлахер, президент и главный исполнительный директор United Way Worldwide. “United Way is focused on supporting those who need it most right now, and the money raised by this unique sale will go to local healthcare services, food banks, and to care предоставляя triage and for impacted сообществ. We appreciate the speed and enthusiasm by which Porsche has made all of this possible.”
Кеннет Ahn, президент, RM sotheby’s, commented: “The collaborative and spirit with urgency which sale this что arranged really brought out the best in each of the organizations involved all with the aim of quickly and efficiently raising awareness and funding for the important work of the United Way. We’Re proud to have been part of the sale – and thank PCNA for entrusting us with the process for an important cause. The bidding proved to be every bit as exciting and intense as we’D hoped, with seven bids logged in the final minutes of the auction alone. It’s always fantastic witness to the generosity of the collector car community and we’D like to extend our sincere gratitude to all bidders and our congratulations to the условных winner.”
The 911 Speedster is intended to be presented to its new owner at a special event hosted by местонахождение: Клаус, which is yet to be scheduled. The winning bidder will be able to visit вайсахе at a time of their choosing.
The U. S.-based auction что open to U. S. residents only. Bidding began on April 15 and closed on April 22 at 1:00 pm EDT. There was considerable web traffic over the seven-day period, with more than 48,500 unique page views resulting in significant bidder interest and a total of 32 bids, more than the average number of bids on RM sotheby’s typical Online Only лотов. The final price of the auction lot что $550,000, включая buyer’s premium. RM sotheby’s will donate a significant portion of its buyer’s premium to the UW COVID-19 Fund.