Anniversary exhibition at Porsche Museum celebrates "50 Years of 911"

The Porsche Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 with an extensive special exhibitions that is open until September 29.

On display are more than 40 different 911 versions tellinb the unique and exciting history of this sports car model range.

The range starts from the original 911 up to the present day 991 series, including rare production cars and race cars as well as numerous prototypes.

There are also historic brochures, advertisements and posters from the collections of the Porsche archive.

“I personally recall the presentation of the Porsche 901 very well at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 1963,” says Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, looking back into the past. “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. A couple of years before his death, he emphasised once again how proud he was that he was proven right about the 911 being a success.”

In 50 years, Porsche has sold more than 820,000 units of the 911.

Ferry Porsche once put into a nutshell what constitutes the secret of the success of the 911 model range: “The 911 is the only car that you can drive from an African safari to Le Mans, then to the theatre and onto the streets of New York.”

All 911 drivers plus one accompanying person, as well as anyone born in 1963 will get a free admittance to the museum.


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