50 Years of the Porsche 911

A Study of the Mythical Car Maker’s Most Celebrated Vehicles

In a confederation with automobile Ivy Leaguers like Jaguar XJ, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Suburban, Ford F-Series and Mercedes-Benz SL, there’s only been one true car whose iconic design and legendary identity has remained untouched and remarkably consistent: the Porsche 911.

The rear-engined sports car is marks its 50th year this year – and the sleek, timeless design continues to inspire. As a nod to the future, Gear Patrol has taken a lustful look back on the earlier generations: the 901 (1963-1989), the 911 Carrera Rs (from 1973 and 1974), the 911 and the 911S 2.7 (from 1974 to 1977), the 911 Carrera 2.7 (from 1974 to 1976), the 911 Turbo 930 (from 1975 through 1989) and a dozens more.

Like any classic design, the Porsche 911’s past provides just a glimpse of what’s to come.

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