The coronavirus is doing strange things in the car world.
Ford, General Motors, McLaren, and Tesla have turned factories into outposts to produce medical equipment; Bentley is holding cocktail hours for journalists, via Zoom; and Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz have released printable sketches of iconic models so enthusiasts can color them at home.
Now Porsche is auctioning off what could be one of the last non-turbocharged 911s ever made. The automaker will sell the final, seventh-generation 911, a Speedster, in an online auction with RM Sotheby’s on April 15.
It was the last 911 to roll off the production line as part of the wildly successful generation known internally as “991,” which Porsche started in 2011 and ended on Dec. 20, 2019. The car is offered at no reserve.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the United Way Worldwide fund for COVID-19 pandemic relief.
“This car is a significant part of our history,” said Klaus Zellmer, president…