CAR’S THE STAR: ‘THE BRIDGE’ 911 UP FOR SALE

The end of this par­tic­u­lar Saga...

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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.

Fans of Scandi-noir TV series, The Bridge, can bid on the 1977 911S driven by the show’s star char­ac­ter, de­tec­tive, Saga Noren

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