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Saga's car from The Bridge to be auctioned off for charity

Next month one lucky fan of The Bridge will be able to own Saga's 1977 Porsche 911S from the hit series.

Today it has been announced that the producers of the hit series, Filmlance (part of Endemol Shine Group) and Nimbus Films will be auctioning the car off at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on Friday 13th July at Goodwood, two weeks after the final ever episode airs on BBC Two.

Proceeds will be going to international charity WaterAid so not only is the new owner of this car contributing towards but they'll also own one of the most widely-discussed cars of recent TV history.

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 played by Sofia Helin, who is an ambassador for WaterAid.

Speaking about the auction she 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.”

The fourth and final series of The Bridge is currently airing on BBC Two having made the move from BBC Four and the debut episode achieved a consolidated average audience of 2.07 million, above the slot and primetime average. Week after week the series has beaten slot every week to become the best performing series of The Bridge in the UK.

The Bridge continues Fridays at 9pm on BBC Two


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