Porsche has a reputation for creating cars that are wickedly fast and impressively powerful while retaining the appeal of a luxury car. More recently, their lineup has expanded beyond sports cars to include Porsche SUV and sedan models, all while retaining their classic appeal. Massively popular for decades, there is constant demand for both new and used cars from Porsche. The aftermarket industry that has sprung up around the brand is also massively impressive, with everything from custom Porsche rims to body kits available to owners.
Founded in Austria in 1931 by a father and son team, Dr. Ing. H. c. F. Porsche GmbH was, initially, an automotive consulting company. For seven years, Ferdinand Porsche and his son, also named Ferdinand but nicknamed “Ferry,” assisted with the development of some of history’s most successful vehicles, including the Beetle. They were commissioned by the German government to build a car for the people, or a “Volkswagen.”
World War Two changed the direction of development from road cars to military vehicles until the end of the war in 1945, at which point Ferdinand was removed from his position at the manufacturer. He was arrested for war crimes and imprisoned for 20 months, though never charged. Ferry was able to shepherd the company through his father’s absence while designing his own car. There weren’t any that he wanted to buy, so as a result, Ferry created the 356.
The first Porsche for sale to the public, the 356 helped launch Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH as a company in 1948. The first Porsche assembly plant was built in 1952, across the street from the company that built the steel body of the 356.
In 1964, the 356 was in desperate need of a redesign, and its successor launched one of the most successful model lines in history. The Porsche 911, which is still in production to this day, is the company’s best-selling model. Porsche’s turbo version of the 911, the 930, was in production from 1975 to 1989, at which point the 964 was released.
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