In 1948 the first Porsche, 356/1, was hand built in Gmünd, Austria. Fifteen years later the first 911 made its debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. Fast forward 54 years to today when the one-millionth 911 rolled off the assembly line – a Carrera S wearing “Irish Green,” and optioned with numerous exclusive features.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one: “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.”
Porsche claims that over 70% of all cars they’ve built are still ready to drive today. Given the attendance we see at most Porsche specific car shows, and the overall growing enthusiasm for the brand, we believe them.
Uwe Hück, Chair of the Group Works Council of Porsche, says: “I cannot imagine the success story of the 911 without our unique Porsche employees. Today, we have the one-millionth 911. The good thing about it is that our colleagues still make them with the same devotion as the first car. The construction of the Mission E at the Zuffenhausen site is ringing in a new era at Porsche. And it is clear that if we are to make it a success, we will need our highly qualified and motivated employees. They will make sure that the Mission E is an emotional experience just like our 911 has always been – and always will be.”
Can You Buy the one-millionth 911?
Unfortunately, no. The one-millionth 911 will not be sold. Before it moves on to take its place in the collection at the Porsche Museum, it will embark on a world tour and will take road trips in the Scottish Highlands, around the Nürburgring, and in the USA, China, and beyond.