Porsche 911S Crosses Bridge to the Auction Block
Seventies-era U.S. market Porsche 911S was the star car of Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge.
James Bond went scuba diving in his Lotus Esprit. The Duke Boys repeatedly jumped their ’69 Dodge Charger. B.A. Baracus rushed the A-Team out of sticky situations in his GMC Vandura. And of course, Michael Knight rolled out of the back of a semi-trailer to fight crime in his AI-enhanced Pontiac Trans Am.
And now, Saga Norén will escort her 1977 Porsche 911S across the bridge to the auction block. The Telegraph reports the famed 911 from Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge will go to auction this weekend during the silver anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the grounds of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England.
Presented by auction house Bonhams, the Jager Brun 911S is a U.S. domestic market car, imported into Sweden from San Francisco in 2009. The car exchanged hands three times before production company Filmlance International picked it up in October 2012 to become the star car of The Bridge.
Also known as Bron|Broen, the series is centered around the Øresund bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark. Portrayed by Swedish actress Sofia Helin, Norén is a Swedish detective who investigates crimes with her Danish counterparts, ranging from ecoterrorism to hate crimes. The series aired for four seasons between 2011 and 2018, attracting a cult audience. As for the Porsche, in-universe, Norén obtained the car through a bet with its previous owner that she would never graduate from police academy; it’s been in her life since.
Proceeds from the sale of the 2.7-liter 911S will go to WaterAid, an international non-profit devoted to providing clean water to people in areas around the world where such things are hard to come by, if at all. Helin will also be at the auction, as she is the charity’s ambassador. The Porsche is expected to go for £30,000 (around $40,000), and will not have a reserve.