Someone in Stuttgart ordered a million balloons and 400 cases of beer to be delivered to the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. The reason for such a party is the completion of the millionth Porsche 911. What began in 1963 has continually evolved, and raised the bar for all other sports cars. Only a few models in history have made it middle age, which is a testament to the engineers. In a press release earlier this morning, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche reminisces about his first experience in his father’s car: “54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father. The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then. That’s because the 911 has ensured that the core values of our brand are as visionary today as they were in the first Porsche 356/1 from 1948”.
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His father, Ferdinand used the chassis of the VW Beetle to develop the first Porsche, which was the 356. The money from the first orders was used for bail money to free his imprisoned father. Family means the world to Porsche, and their descendants are major shareholders in VW group. The boss also mentioned that this special 911 Carrera S would be embarking on a world tour. From the Scottish Highlands to around the ‘Ring, and then a stop in Atlanta at the North American headquarters.
The Carrera S coupe is finished in a custom shade of Irish Green with several exclusive features relating to the original 911. Records show that over 70% of all 911s are still registered, which would make you wonder how they continue to sell over 700,000 cars on the road. But last year saw 32,365 new 911s delivered, so the car speaks for itself. The 911 has been the backbone of our magazine since the beginning. Our demographics show that a majority of our subscribers have owned one, if not multiple examples in their lifetime. So if you would like to experience one for yourself our dealers stand ready to help.
Congratulations to Dr. Porsche and company for a million great cars.