50 Years of the 917 and the 914 and 10 Years of the Porsche Museum Courtesy Porsche Museum
Three jubilees, one big birthday and a dynamic “Heritage Experience”—2019 marked several high points for the Porsche Museum. With a commitment to making company history tangible, four-wheeled brand ambassadors not only exhibited at Porscheplatz in Stuttgart Zuffenhausen, but also were deployed to numerous worldwide events.
50 Years of the 917
2019 is a jubilee celebration for one of Zuffenhausen’s most powerful model series: the Porsche 917. One of the best-known race cars of all time, the 917 was presented to the public for the first time in 1969 at the Geneva Motor Show. Just one year later, Porsche brought home the first of a total of 19 gold medals at the Le Mans 24-hour race. The Porsche Museum will have ten 917 models on display from May 14 through December 8 in one of its biggest-ever special exhibitions: “Colours of Speed—50 Years of the 917”. The exhibition will give visitors the chance to see up-close a decisive milestone in Porsche’s proud racing history, as the first Porsche 917 ever built—with chassis number 001—will be on display. The museum workshop team has been working for years to restore it to its original 1969 world premiere condition.