Porsche gets ready to celebrate 70 years

German sports car brand to mark seven decades

porsche 911 1970s

Happy birthday to Porsche! The German sports car (and now SUV) brand is about to tick up seven decades making some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world.

June 8 is the official date of the birth of the first-ever Porsche, the 356 “No.1” Roadster (seen below), and it will be that date when Porsche officially celebrates it’s seven-decade milestone.

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Ahead of that, Porsche today confirmed a few details around the celebrations.

In the United States, the exhibition “The Porsche Effect” will open February 3 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

On June 9, Porsche will be inviting sports car fans to its “Sports Car Together Day” at many of its sites around the world, including the Porsche Experience Centers in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

The Rennsport Reunion VI vintage races and fan event in California from September 27–30 will also celebrate the anniversary.

We are still awaiting word on Australian celebrations, we will bring you those details as they come to hand.

porsche number 1 roadsterOliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, says even 70 years later the brand is still true to sports car dream of Ferry Porsche.

“Tradition is a commitment. Without our tradition and without our core values, we would not be where we are today,”

“We plan to uphold the standard of technical excellence set by Ferry Porsche well into the future.

“Intelligent dynamic mobility has a great future ahead of it. And we have the solid technological expertise, creative employees, and unique team spirit to be involved.

“We have what it takes to ensure that the Porsche brand continues to fascinate – even in another 70 years.”

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