Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance - 50 Years of the Porsche 911

Beverly Hills CA, Jun 16 2013 - 50 Years of the Porsche 911 – A Brief History

Jay Huffschmidt led the Porsche charge down the south end of Rodeo Drive for the 2013 Concours d’Elegance. Porsche was celebrated for 50 years of automobiles.

1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

1963 Porsche 901 Prototype

The 911 premiered at the 1963 International Auto Show in Frankfurt as the Porsche 901. However, a French car company claimed copyright over the use of all model numbers with zero in the middle.

1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

The new 901 model Porsche was therefore renamed the 911 – and that three figure number still raises the heartbeat of every sports car fan!

The perfectly rare 901 on Father’s Day display is on loan to Beverly Hills Porsche by the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Porsche 901 Petersen Automotive Museum Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

Evolution of the 911:

Jay Huffschumidt Porsche Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Conoucrs

Jay Huffschmidt, Beverly Hills Porsche

1971 Porsche Soft Window Targa

1971 Porsche Soft Window Targa Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

1971 Porsche Soft Window Targa

Porsche Cabriolet 993

Porsche Cabriolet 993

2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 996 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 996

2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 996

Porsche Cabriolet 997 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

Porsche Cabriolet 997

Porsche Cabriolet 997

Porsche Carrera 991 dressed in Porsche 50th Anniversary Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

Porsche Carrera 991 dressed in Porsche 50th Anniversary Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

Porsche Carrera 991 dressed in Porsche 50th Anniversary

Beverly HIlls Porsche, 2013 Porsche Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

Photos and video by Randy Berg

 

 

 

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