1977 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Chassis number 
    9117201496
  • Lot number 
    301
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

From the hit TV drama, 'The Bridge'
1977 Porsche 911S Coupé
Registration no. Not UK registered
Chassis no. 9117201496

'The bleak grey/brown tint through which the Scandinavian drama is filmed seems to have been deliberately chosen to evoke a gritty 1970s look that appears to hark back to the days of The Sweeney and Get Carter. And the 30-something-year-old car seems to embody the mood of that era; its timeless elegance is in stark contrast to the bland people carrier driven by the other main character...' – Jamie Doward, The Guardian.

Offered here is one of the most widely discussed cars of recent TV history: the 1977 Porsche 911S from the hit 'Scandi-noir' series, The Bridge. One of the programme's undisputed stars, the Porsche was introduced in the first series of the show, known as Bron/Broen in Sweden, and is driven by its main protagonist, the beautiful and enigmatic homicide detective, Saga Norén. Her exotic choice of car always arouses envy among her colleagues at the Malmö County Police station, fuelling rumours surrounding the mysterious Norén's past.

Now enjoying the same celebrity status as Inspector Morse's Jaguar Mark 2 and Jim Bergerac's Triumph Roadster, Norén's Porsche has inspired a cult-like following among fans of The Bridge, with discussion online dedicated to unravelling the story behind the car and its provenance. Online speculation about its identity notwithstanding, the chassis number confirms that that this car is a 1977 2.7-litre 911S Coupé built for the United States market.

Imported into Sweden from San Francisco in 2009, the Porsche is finished in Jager Grun - a typically 1970s olive green - and has had three owners in Sweden; it was purchased by The Bridge's production company - Filmlance International, its current owners - in October 2012. A desirable manual transmission model, restored at date unknown, the car comes with current Swedish registration papers, which list the names of previous owners in Sweden, as well as a letter of authenticity from the production company.

Proceeds of the sale will go to WaterAid, an international charity that works with local organisations to provide clean water and sanitation to some of the poorest parts of the world.