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Porsche 911 Museum celebrates the 911's 50th anniversary

Postby BMW » July 28th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Exhibition includes more than 40 cars

The Porsche Museum is celebrating the 911's 50th anniversary by hosting an extensive “50 Years of 911” exhibition.

Upon entering the exhibit, visitors will be treated to a display that highlights the development of the 901. There is also a replica of the car's presentation at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show.

In total, more than 40 cars will be on display including rare special editions and numerous prototypes. Notable highlights include a 1967 911 R, the first 911 Carrera Cup and an armored 911 (996) that was owned by Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.

According to Porsche Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, “I personally recall the presentation of the Porsche 901 very well at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 1963. Everybody in the company was anxiously waiting to see how customers and journalists would react to the new car. But my father, Ferry Porsche, believed in the concept of the new model right from the onset."

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The exhibition will run through September 29th and the museum is offering free admittance to 911 owners as well as anyone born in 1963.

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Re: Porsche 911 Museum celebrates the 911's 50th anniversary

Postby kedian » August 17th, 2013, 4:52 pm

For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013. There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics” automobile show in Stuttgart. From March 7-10 the Porsche Museum will ring in the anniversary year with four special exhibits: an early-model 911 Turbo Coupe, a 911 Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754 T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the way to the 911 design.

The company is also sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the course of the year, this vintage 911 will travel to five continents where it will be shown in places like Pebble Beach, Calif., Shanghai, Goodwood, U.K., Paris and Australia. As an ambassador for the Porsche brand, this vintage 911 will be in attendance at many international fairs, historical rallies and motor sport events. Fans and interested individuals can follow the car’s progress at http://porsche.com/follow-911.

The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from June 4 - Sept. 29, 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911. In the spring the museum’s own publishing house, Edition Porsche-Museum, will publish an anniversary edition entitled “911x911.”



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Re: Porsche 911 Museum celebrates the 911's 50th anniversary

Postby BMW » August 17th, 2013, 7:52 pm

Great link Kedian

That porsche website is great! Very informative. I used to own a Porsche 911 a few years back. Loved that car but when I got married it just wasn't practical with the family and kids.

Such is life though :D

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