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Porsche Museum Exhibiting the Most Rare Porsche Road Cars

It includes the first 550 and only 911 Turbo RS

 
 
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The exhibit includes some of the most rare Porsche models ever

Porsche has been selling sports cars since 1948. Over the past 65 years, some wonderful car has left the factory, and the Porsche museum is celebrating with a new exhibition running from October 29 to March 17 that includes some of the company’s most rare cars.

Among the cars on display are the first ever 550 Spyder550 RS SpyderPorsche 550 RS SpyderGermany, 1954 > present1 photo
to be sold to a private customer, the only Porsche 911 Turbo RS911 TurboPorsche 911 TurboGermany, 1977 > present1 photo
ever built, the 959 S959Porsche 959Germany, 1986 > 19891 photo
shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983, a GT1 Straßenversion911 GT1 StrassenversionPorsche 911 GT1 Strassenv...Germany, 1998 > 199835 photos
and Carrera GTCarrera GTPorsche Carrera GTGermany, 2000 > present7 photos
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The 550 Spyder was delivered to race driver Kurt Ahrens in January 1955. It is powered by Porsche’s four-cam, four-cylinder boxer engine that powered many Porsche race cars and road cars in the 50s and early 60s. It is also displaying a 904 Carrera GTS904 Carrera GTSPorsche 904 Carrera GTSGermany, 1964 > present17 photos
that also uses the four-cam engine.

The 911 Turbo RS is the only one ever made in the 70s. It combined the specifications of a 911 Turbo with the lightweight body of a Carrera RS911 Carrera 3.0 RSPorsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSGermany, 1973 > present1 photo
. Symphony conductor Herbert von Karajan ordered the car.

The 1983 959S was built specifically to be displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show that year. It showed was technically feasible from Porsche’s future supercars.

In more modern terms, the 911 GT1 Straßenversion was built to homologate the racing version of the car. Just 21 of them were built, but the racing version won its class at Le Mans in 1996 and won overall in 1998.

Finally, the exhibit finishes with the Carrera GT. The car shown is the prototype shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2000. It was meant to be a race car for the road.

Admission to the museum is €8 for adults, and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

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