Porsche 911 Sally Special
Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios have created a real-life interpretation of Sally Carrera, the animated 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera from the Pixar movie "Cars," and they plan to auction it off for charity.
The project was first announced in March and just the one example, known as the Porsche 911 Sally Special, has been built. It will be sold on Aug. 20 during an RM Sotheby’s auction coinciding with 2022 Monterey Car Week, together with a matching watch. All proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. and USA for UNHCR, the latter providing aid for children and their families affected by the conflict in the Ukraine.
A collaboration between Pixar, Porsche's own design studio, and the automaker's Exclusive Manufaktur personalization program, the project started out as a way to commemorate this year's 20th anniversary of the 2002 911 Carrera. Sally, who serves as the main booster for the quaint town of Radiator Springs in Cars, is probably the most famous 2002 911 around, after all.
1980 BMW M1
The M1 was born out of a partnership struck by BMW and Lamborghini to build a race car during the 1970s. The resulting road car featured a glorious wedge design by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro and a mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC straight-six that could pump out 274 hp.
Unfortunately, production difficulties and some bad luck—Lamborghini had to drop out because of financial difficulties—meant the M1 cost a relative fortune for the era ($115,000, which was twice as mutch as the Ferrari 308) and sold poorly because of that.
In 1981, three years after it launched, the German marque pulled the plug on the vehicle, with only around 400 street-legal examples having rolled off the line.
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Renault 5 Diamant by Pierre Gonalons,
The Renault 5 launched in 1972, an ultra-compact hatchback that evolved the style of the popular Renault 4 with a cleaner, crisper aesthetic. Designed by Michel Boué, ‘Le Cinq’ was hugely popular, quickly becoming France’s best-selling car.
Over two generations and 24 years, some 5.5 million cars were sold, ensuring it has a place as an enduring piece of classic mass-market design.
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