PORSCHE TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA

Porsche will celebrate 70 years in Australia in 2021, with activities including several events. There will be a new, only for Australia, limited edition model.

The yet-to-be-announced special limited edition will be painted in a new colour developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The colour, Fish Silver Grey Metallic, is a modern interpretation of ?fish silver grey?, the colour of one of the first two Porsche 356 imported into Australia back in 1951.

The first two Porsche sportscars brought to Australia, a fish silver grey 356 cabriolet and a maroon 356 coupe, are both still on the road today and driven regularly by their respective owners.

Australia holds a special place in the history of Porsche,? said Sam Curtis, CEO and Managing Director, Porsche Cars Australia.

2021 will be a special year for Porsche enthusiasts. It is fitting that we will celebrate 70 years in Australia just as we launch the Taycan, our first all-electric Porsche sportscar and a signal of the future of the brand.?

Australia was introduced to Porsche by Norman Hamilton in 1951 after a chance meeting with Ferry Porsche in Austria.

The special edition model will be a feature of the 2021 celebrations. The model, to be announced in the first half of 2021, has been a project bringing together the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department, the Style Porsche design team and Porsche Cars Australia.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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