One of the most widely-discussed cars of recent TV history, the 1977 Porsche 911S from hit Scandi-noir series “The Bridge,” is to be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on July 13 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.
The Porsche has inspired a cult-like following amongst fans of “The Bridge,” with dozens of forums dedicated to unraveling the story behind the car and its provenance. Imported to Sweden from San Francisco in 2009, the car is finished in Jager Grun — an olive green — and has become one of the program's undisputed stars.
It was introduced in the first series of the show, known as Bron/Broen in Sweden, and is driven by the show's main protagonist, the beautiful and enigmatic homicide detective Saga Noren. Her exotic choice of car always aroused jealousy among her co-workers at the Malmo police station and fuelled rumors surrounding the mysterious Noren's past. The fourth and final series of the critically acclaimed Swedish/Danish language drama “The Bridge” is currently airing on BBC Two.
Sofia Helin, who stars as Saga Noren, is an ambassador for WaterAid, which works in some of the world's poorest communities to transform lives through improved access to clean water and good hygiene. Sofia said: "Saga's Porsche is not only a big part of my own acting life but has also become part of Swedish TV history. I'm so pleased the sale of this car will go to such a good cause. Through my work with WaterAid, I've seen first-hand the difference clean water can make to people's health, education and livelihoods. Just £15 can provide one person with water so the money raised from the auction will have a huge impact."
“Proceeds of the sale are donated to WaterAid by Filmlance International and Nimbus Film in association with SVT, DR, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises, Film i Skane, NRK, Copenhagen Film Fund, Lumiere Group, Stiftelsen Ystad-Osterlen Filmfond with support from Nordvision and in cooperation with Malmo Stad,” said the auction house.
Lars Blomgren, Anders Landstrom, 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 Noren's Porsche and that we are able to donate the money to a cause as important as WaterAid."
Founder: Louise Blouin