AutoIndustriya.com / Porsche | May 12, 2017 14:42
The one millionth 911 – A Carrera S tribute to the original
Porsche's most 'strategically important' vehicle, the 911, celebrates a milestone after its one-millionth model rolls of the production line in Zuffenhausen. The one-millionth 911 is a Carrera S finished in Irish Green with numerous bespoke parts designed to bring it as close to an original 911 as possible.
“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,” said Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG.
Some of the details found on the one-millionth 911 includes leather seats finished in the original 1964 houndstooth pattern. The gauge cluster meanwhile gets the lettering “1,000,000 911” and is painted in silver. Porsche also used the original 1960's crest on the steering wheel and the frunk. Finally mahogany trim is found all throughout the interior as a nod to the wood trim used at the time.
Despite not being the most sold Porsche model for the last few years, Porsche states that the 911 makes a huge contribution and maintains Porsche's position as 'one of the most profitable manufacturers in the world.' Apart from the numbers standpoint, the 911 has been one of Porsche's most iconic vehicle ever since its introduction in 1963. More often than not, when people associate with Porsche, it is the 911.
The one-millionth 911 is set to go on a global tour, after which it will take up permanent residence in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. For those interested in this gem of a 911, don't even bother reaching for your wallets or checkbooks as Porsche is keeping this one for themselves.