911 Carrera Panamericana Special auctioned for over 390,000 US dollars
- The auction was held within the framework of the Pastejé Automotive Invitational 2023.
- The profits will be donated to social charities.
- The Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana Special is a modern reinterpretation of the first Porsche to finish the legendary endurance race.
Within the framework of the Pastejé Automotive Invitational 2023 classic and luxury car event, Porsche de México and Porsche Latin America held the auction of the Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana Special. The total amount collected was 390,160 US dollars (7,200,000 Mexican pesos). Proceeds will be donated to various causes and charities.
The bid for this car, which is a modern reinterpretation of the first Porsche that crossed the finish line of the Carrera Panamericana, was carried out by specialists from Morton Subastas. It began with a starting price of 4,990,000 Mexican pesos (270,500 US dollars) and ended with a hammer blow that announced 7,200,000 Mexican pesos (390,000 US dollars). This ended an exciting bid in which bidders participated in person and by telephone. Additionally, the Pastejé Automotive Invitational was attended by special guests, the media and personalities from the automotive world who witnessed the unforgettable moment.
“It is an honor to share the legacy of Porsche in the traditional Carrera Panamericana through this collector's jewel, customized by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and which pays homage to the historic 356 Super Cabriolet, the first Porsche to finish 'La Pana' and which, in addition, it was the fastest among all cars with engines up to 1,500 cubic centimeters,” said Camilo San Martín, director of Porsche de Mexico. “We are very pleased to announce that the net proceeds from the auction will go to different associations that support causes for the benefit of those who need it most; among them, TECHO, World Vision and Make a Wish”.
Porsche 911 Carrera Panamerican Special
Porsche's motorsport achievements are also present in Mexico. Proof of this is the Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana Special, a modern reinterpretation of the first Porsche to cross the finish line of the mythical national endurance rally: a Porsche 356 S Cabriolet labeled with the number 11, driven by the German-Austrian prince Paul Alfons de Metternich and the Brazilian baron Manuel Antônio de Teffé.
Porsche presented this exclusive car during the 35th edition of 'La Pana', held last October. The customization work of this collector car was in charge of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The two most striking details of its exterior are the roof canvas in Graffiti Gray and the engine grid in white.
Another detail that stands out on the exterior are the 20-inch Turbo design wheels at the front and 21 inches at the rear, whose inner drums and spokes were hand-painted in metallic Gentian Blue, while the central hubs are in gray. The brake calipers are black enameled. On the upper part of the doors there are decals with the Carrera Panamericana shield, reminiscent of those used by the National Automobile Association (ANA), which was used on the 356 S Cabriolet.
The gray-toned cabin is marked by details such as the inscription '911 Carrera S La Carrera Panamericana 1952' and the historic La Carrera Panamericana helmet profile embroidered in Graphite Blue on the headrests, while its adaptive Plus sport seats boast Crayon Gray leather. In addition, the LED light projectors in the doors with the iconic La Carrera Panamericana license plate design and the illuminated door sills with the individualized inscription '911 Carrera S La Carrera Panamericana 1952' cannot be overlooked.
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