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Porsche recreates iconic Sally Carrera from Cars for charity

16th August 2022
Bob Murray

Sally Carrera is a figment of an animator’s imagination no longer. Sixteen years after Sally, a female lawyer in the rundown desert town of Radiator Springs, first graced the silver screen, Porsche has brought her to life. She’s bright blue with a Kachow! tattoo.

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Confused? Just think back to 2006 and the big movie of the year, Pixar Studios’ animated classic, Cars. You know, the one where all those talking cars take on human personalities and rush around having adventures.

The anthropomorphic animation boasts a whole showroom full of characters such as Lightning McQueen (the race car), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet) and who can forget Ramone, the 1959 Chevrolet Impala lowrider? But the good guy, sorry girl, who stole petrolheads’ hearts was surely Sally Carrera.

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Then, Sally was based on a 2002 996-gen 911 Carrera coupe, bright blue with a smiley face and friendly eyes in the windscreen. Today, she is played in the real world by a 2022 911 Carrera GTS, manual, with a bright blue custom paint job including the true-to-the-movie tattoo. Also. True to the animation are the Turbo-look rims.

Inside there’s more of the blue as well as upholstery in a specially developed houndstooth fabric. The street-legal factory one-off was put together by a team at Porsche Exclusive that included the designer who first drew Sally Carrera for the Cars film.

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Porsche says there will only ever be one “Sally Special” but the good news is you can have her. She is being auctioned for charity by RM Sotheby’s on 20th August at Monterey Car Week in the US. Proceeds will go to supporting young girls through Girls Inc and the UN Refugee Agency. Benevolent Sally would surely approve.

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