THIS CAR MATTERS: The Porsche 911 Edition

June 11, 2013

The Porsche 911, one of the most successful sports cars ever, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. More than 820,000 911s have been built since the car company’s most famous creation debuted in Frankfurt at the IAA International Motor Show in September 1963. This month, the Historic Vehicle Association’s THIS CAR MATTERS video series features three unique and personal 911 stories.





Prototype 911—Don Meluzio

1963 Porsche 911

Don Meluzio’s 1963 Porsche is a rare 911 prototype, showcasing a variety of unique features that never made it to production.

Unrestored Early 911—Robert Ingram

1965 Porsche 911

Robert Ingram's Porsche, one of the first 911s sold in the United States, is an excellent well-preserved example of this iconic vehicle's timeless styling.

All-Original 911—Patrick Collins

1973 Porsche 911

Patrick Collins has a passion for Porsches, and this unrestored, low-mileage vehicle is a great example of what makes these cars exceptional.



  1. Dennis Madison, Wi

    Hard to believe, the 911 has been out for 50 years? Why, it seems like just yesterday, that I first heard about it. Time flies!

  2. jimpassi United States hawaii

    theres one just like just up the street from me been sitting there for yaers rusting away

  3. Larry Cherokee Village, Arkansas

    Bought a beautiful 1968 911L in '69. Pumpkin orange with 6K miles on it. Wish I still had it right now!