We’re only a few episodes away from the end of The Bridge, but for the cast and crew it’s long gone. One of the questions that many have asked Sofia Helin was whether she was able to keep any of Saga’s props, including her iconic 1977 Porshe 911S.
The car, which has appeared in the show right from the very start, does now have a future – it’s going to be auctioned in the UK in July: it’s to be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on 13th 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.
The Porsche has inspired a cult-like following amongst fans of The Bridge, with dozens of forums dedicated to unravelling the story behind the car and its provenance. Imported to Sweden from San Francisco in 2009, the car is finished in Jäger Grun – an olive green – and has become one of the programme’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 Norén. Her exotic choice of car always aroused jealousy among her co-workers at the Malmö police station and fuelled rumours surrounding the mysterious Norén’s past, which, obviously, were explained in the final series.
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.”
So, time to get saving…
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