The following is an excerpt from Ollie Kew | December 13, 2017 | Topgear.com |
The Porsche Museum has a brand-new 911 to show off. It’s also the oldest 911 in its collection. And, it’s not even a 911, actually. Confused yet? Allow us to explain.
Back in 2014, a German TV crew filming a documentary about barn finds stumbled across two dilapidated Porsches you-know-where. One of them was the shape of a 911, and carried the chassis number 300507. This got some people back in Stuttgart very excited. The 57th 911 ever made had been rediscovered.
Except, back in October 1964, when the red coupe was built, the Porsche 911 was not yet a name that was known to millions of sports car fans the world over. Porsche originally intended to badge its new sports coupe as the 901.
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