- The 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 is being celebrated with a special exhibit at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
- More than 40 models of the 911 will be on display through September 29, 2013.
- Admission is free for 911 owners and for anyone born in 1963, the year of the 911's introduction.
STUTTGART, Germany — The Porsche Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the company's most iconic models, the Porsche 911, with a special exhibit that will run through September 29, 2013.
The exhibit features more than 40 versions of the Porsche 911, from its introduction at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in September 1963 to the latest models in the 2014 lineup. In addition to production cars, the museum is displaying a number of prototypes and racecars, many never before seen by the public, as well as historic brochures, ads, and posters from the company's collection.
The museum exhibit is just one of many special events planned by Porsche to commemorate the anniversary of its all-time best-selling model. There will be tributes at England's 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August. Other celebrations will take place from Paris and Moscow to Sydney and Shanghai. Visit the company's "50 Years of the 911" web site for more information.
In addition to events, Porsche is marking the occasion with its 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition, a special model with a U.S. sticker price of $125,050. As previously reported by Edmunds, the car features special trim and performance enhancements. Fittingly, it will be limited to a production run of 1,963 units.
More than 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built since it went on sale in 1964, making it by any measure one of the most successful sports cars in history. The design was updated many times over the course of 50 years, and the 911 proved itself repeatedly on both the road and the racetrack. As Ferdinand Porsche once said: "The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theater or through New York City traffic."
For the duration of the Porsche Museum exhibit, the normal 8 Euro ($10.46) admission will be waived for all 911 owners, plus one guest each, and for anyone who can produce ID showing they were born in 1963. The museum is running a number of programs for children during the summer, and the cafeteria and gift shop are offering a variety of 911 specials.
Edmunds says: Can't swing the $125K for a 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition? Save a bundle by taking the whole family to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart for the 911 anniversary exhibit.