The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart worked for three years on the restoration of its oldest 911. The classic sports car is from 14 December 2017 to 8 April 2018 the centerpiece of the exhibition '911 (901 No. 57) - A legend takes off'. When the red coupé 1964 was built in October as one of the very first production models, the 911 was still known as 901. The Porsche Museum found the rare car almost fifty years later and added it to its collection.
Porsche developed the successor to the 356 under the type designation 901. In the autumn of 1964, just a few weeks after the start of production, Porsche changed the name. It had to do with a protest from Peugeot, which claimed all model names with a “zero” in the middle. All cars that had been built before as 901 were eventually sold as 911. The Porsche Museum has not owned any of these special copies for XNUMX years.
Unique find in 2014
In 2014, a camera crew from a German antique program came across two 911s from the sixties in a shed. The television makers contacted the Porsche Museum. Then it turned out that one of the two cars was a rare 901 (chassis number 300.057). The museum officials promptly decided to purchase both 911s. The Porsche museum thus acquired an important addition to its collection.
Only original parts
The old 911 had never been restored. This gave the Porsche Museum specialists the opportunity to return the rusty sports car to as original a condition as possible. In total, the restoration process took three years. Almost everything - the body, the engine, the gearbox, the electronics, the interior - was repaired with original Porsches parts from the same period. The Porsche Museum has tried as much as possible to repair parts instead of replacing them. It explains how intensively those responsible have been busy bringing this unique Porsche with chassis number 300.057 back to life.