CAR’S THE STAR: ‘THE BRIDGE’ 911 UP FOR SALE
The end of this particular Saga...
Heads up fans of Scandi-noir TV series The Bridge. The 1977 Porsche 911S driven by the series’ central protagonist, offbeat detective Saga Norén, is being offered for sale by Bonhams auction house.
The sale will take place at the Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July at Goodwood, with proceeds going to international charity Wateraid courtesy of the producers of the hit series, Filmlance, part of Endemol Shine Group, and Nimbus Films. Not only does that mean money to a good cause. It also helps solve the mystery surrounding the car.
Since it first appeared in the series, the identity, origin and specification of the car have been the subject of widespread debate. Even the precise colour code of the seriously ’70s paint job has generated significant speculation. Now we can reveal that the car was imported to Sweden from San Francisco in 2009 and is finished in Jäger Grun.
Lars Blomgren, Anders Landström and Bo Ehrhardt, creators of The Bridge said, “We are very happy that The Bridge will finish its successful UK journey with the sale of Saga Norén's Porsche and that we are able to donate the money to a cause as important as Wateraid.”
The fourth and final season of The Bridge, in which Saga, played by Sofia Helin, is reunited with Danish partner Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt), is currently showing on BBC Two and BBC iplayer. For the record, Wateraid works to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. The international not-for-profit organisation works in 34 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people. Since 1981, Wateraid has reached 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 million people with decent hygiene facilities. For more information, visit www.wateraid.org.