For Monterey Car Week 2022, Porsche built the one-of-a-kind 911 Sally Special and sold it for charity with RM Sotheby’s. The hammer dropped to $3.6 million, setting the record for a new Porsche, according to the auction house.
The Sally Special grew out of a collaboration between Porsche and Pixar to bring the character from cars in real life. In the movie, Sally used a 996 generation 911 model as inspiration, but he applied that look to a modern 992 generation car.
For maximum accuracy, the company came up with a unique color called Sally Blue Metallic. Designers even incorporated the character’s hidden tattoo under the active rear wing.
Porsche also took the general design of the Turbo wheels from the 996 generation 911 and adapted them for the current model. In this application, there are 20 inches in the front and 21 inches in the rear. Tire valve stem caps show cars logo.
The cabin has Sally Blue Metallic accents on the dash, center console and door trim. A special plaid incorporates the color and material is shown on the seats. The chalk-colored leather contrasts with the blue tones of the car’s interior. A small drawing of Sally Carrera is on the passenger side of the dash.
Bonnie Hunt, who was the voice actress for Sally Carrera, attended the auction. Also in attendance was the film’s production designer and character creator Bob Pauley.
“What a night and what a result! It’s fantastic to see a car inspired by my character in cars they do so much good,” Hunt said. “I’ve loved playing the role of Sally for the past 16 years, she has a special place in my heart, and it’s wonderful that her personality and values continue to inspire new generations today.”
The car buyer received a custom Porsche Design watch that had Sally Blue Metallic highlights. It came in a presentation box with a sample of the personalized inner fabric. There was also a book showing the vehicle design process, a special car cover that resembled the character, and a second set of wheels with a custom-made rack to hold them.
Porsche will split the auction money between two charities. Girls Inc. has 1,600 sites in the United States and Canada that help equip young women with “the knowledge and skills to effect positive change in their lives and become world-changing leaders,” according to the listing. USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, helps the “nearly 6.2 million refugees who have been displaced across Europe since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.”