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    911,000,000

    Yes that's a million 911s
    Porsche just hit that milestone, amazing for a car that could have easily disappeared but has become one of the longest running and most iconic cars (not just sports cars)
    It's changed very little in the 50 odd years it's been around. The look has evolved slowly and obviously the engineering but the car is still rear engined flat 6. Ok it's now water cooled and as of the most recent version all the non-GT cars are turbo but it's kept the core identity.
    Also amazing how iconic and desirable it has be become. It has been the bench mark sports car for most of its life, maybe getting some bloat recently but it's been a car that can just go to the track and do the business when many of its competitors have been straight line queens or lean more to GT.
    It's racing pedigree is second to none, ranging from production based thru to prototype, it's competed in dirt rallies and Le Mans.
    It came 5th in the "car of the century" award, beaten by its mother the Beetle. It's the only one of the top 5 that's still going in continuous production (hard to argue the new Mini is even closely related to the original)

    So I just wanted to put up this post with some of my thoughts to mark this massive milestone.
    I know some here have owned them (not me) and many have driven them.
    I'm sure most of the rest have it on their bucket list.
    So stop and take a moment to acknowledge a truly great car that has kept the spirit of motoring pleasure going for many years and hopefully many more to come.

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    And then think about all the idiots who get a # plate with "911" on it, yet keep the plate after they change to a Ferrari or something similar.

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    Cool story, bro: http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/...-corvette.html

    Just kidding, good on Porsche for doing their thing for so long, and doing it damn well.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    the 1 millionth car is also a quite gorgeous, if understated Carrera S in Irish Green with wood accents.





    It will be, of course, just a museum piece though.

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    That actually works, and I loathe faux-wood interiors. Probably because the early '00s BMW faux-wood was terrible.

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    German car is Irish green.



    Wtf?

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    I believe it's to reflect the first 911:


    I've read that, but haven't actually been able to find 911 no.1, or the first 911, or 901 definitively.
    Last edited by Freude am Fahren; May 12th, 2017 at 08:34 AM.

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    Love the color!

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    Hmm, I wonder if the 1 million includes the some 80 or so 901's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    German car is Irish green.

    Wtf?
    Indeed.

    WTF?

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