Nearly five decades ago, Porsche first debuted the 911 as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show. Since then, it has been the heart of the Porsche brand and has even been considered as the benchmark for some other brands.

In September this year, Porsche will be celebrating the 50 years of the iconic Porsche 911, since its introduction, over 820,000 units have been built and has always been the central reference point for every other Porsche models built.

Now on its seventh generation, the Porsche 911 still has the classic yet unique lines on it and is still committed in delivering performance cars that are developed and tested on a race track.

As a way of celebrating its 50th anniversary, a 'Retro Classics' auto show will be held from March 7 to 10 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart that will highlight four special 911s, an early-model 911 Turbo Coupe, a 911 Cabriolet prototype from 1981, a 1997 model street version of the 911 GTI, and the pre-series type 754 T7 which was considered by Ferry Porsche as his milestone towards the design of the 911.

Alongside the display of these four models, the museum will also be holding an exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911 from June 4 through September 29, 2013. An anniversary edition publication entitled '911 x 911' will also be published by the museum's publishing house.

Porsche will also be sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour, considered as the ambassador of the Porsche brand, the vintage 911 will be travelling to Pebble Beach CA, Shanghai, Goodwood UK, Paris, and Australia.