Reborn: Porsche Restores the Legendary 1986 959 Paris-Dakar Racer

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The original Porsche 959 Dakar, an icon of power and design, is back on tough terrain.


Driven by Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur, this particular 959 finished second in the perilous 1986 Paris-Dakar rally from France to West Africa, just one place behind the winning French team in another 959, and in front of another 959 that finished…

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Porsche Celebrates Stories of Triumphs: 75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars

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It all began with Ferry Porsche’s dream of a sports car in 1948. Carrying that big dream, he and his team produced the Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster—the car that began it all—the onset of the legendary Porsche brand.

Seventy years later, Porsche is celebrating its anniversary with a series of events and exhibitions this year that highlight the passion, and the pioneering spirit that define the brand. “We are celebrating together with people who are inspired by dreams,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

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The Birth of Porsche’s Iconic Crest

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Taking inspiration from the Stuttgart city seal, the Porsche crest showcases a rearing horse in the middle, contours of a golden shield, and the city name is on top. The state colors red and black, and stylized antlers that come from the Württemberg-Hohenzollern coat of arms borders the center subject. Serving as a protective roof, the name Porsche is above everything.


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The Stunning Porsche Vision 357: A Homage to the 356


It was on June 8, 1948 when the Porsche sports car brand was launched, with the 356 No. 1 Roadster becoming the first automobile that bore the name Porsche.


As the well-loved brand turns 75 this year, Porsche is marking the historic celebration with the release of the stunning Porsche…

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