Porsche 911S Crosses Bridge to the Auction Block

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The Bridge 1977 Porsche 911S

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.

The Bridge 1977 Porsche 911S

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.

The Bridge 1977 Porsche 911S

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.

The Bridge 1977 Porsche 911S

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.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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