Classics – The Porsche Museum has a new star, an original 901 image

One of the best places to be if you’re a Porsche aficionado, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, is choke full of some of the rarest, most expensive German sports cars – but somehow the company still manages to impress with every new addition to the collection.

The feature of attraction introduced recently by the Porsche Museum is truly unique, not only due to its age – being the oldest 911 exhibit on display today – but also because it’s one of the first vehicles in the world-famous series. This candy apple red 911 coupe is actually part of a special exhibit section titled “911 (901 No. 57) – A Legend Takes Off.” As its designation clearly shows, this is among the oldest units off the factory floor – and it’s being presented officially in front of the worldwide audience of the museum no less than 45 years after its original inception.

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This example is also among the very few original models produced under the original 901 designation – a trademark dispute soon settled the iconic line’s 911 designation – and it’s also the museum’s very first original 901-branded unit on display. The car also qualifies as a true barn find – a TV crew discovered it in 2014 next to another classic Porsche in an abandoned German barn. The chassis number 300.057 was one of the original models manufactured before the name change and the museum quickly acquired it in order to restore it to its former glory.