It’s been a week of fantasy and celebrity here at FlatSixes.com We started the week with a quest to fill our dream garage full of Porsches and quickly moved on to those Porsche cars that held starring roles in the movies. To round out the week we want to know what is the most famous Porsche?
Before answering the question, let’s first set some ground rules and define what we mean by famous. We all know there are lots of famous Porsches. There is the Gmund No. 1 that started everything; the 917 Pink Pig (one of my personal favorites); any of the recent winning Spyders at Sebring and other races; the Porsche 959 (possibly the worlds first every day supercar), etc. etc. What we’re interested in are Porsches that have jumped from relative obscurity (known by a select group of Porsche lovers and aficionados) and landed squarely in the public eye.
Two cars come immediately to mind. It’s our opinion that for anyone over 50 years old (and for most Porschephiles) that the Porsche 550 Spyder (made famous by the crash that killed James Dean) would take top honors. For the younger generation, and the general population as a whole, the award just might go to the Porsche 928 made famous by none other than Tom Cruise in the movie Risky Business.
James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder
The Risky Business Porsche 928
When we originally ran this post we asked our readers what they thought. The poll has closed, but you can sitll voice your opinion in the comments at the end of this post below the results from the original poll.