The Scoop on Porsche's 60 Years in America

CarLocate Team, September 2, 2010, 09:45AM

This year, Porsche is celebrating 60 years of selling cars in the U.S.

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche Panamera – New U.S. Model Introduced for 2010

To honor the automaker, Motor Trend Classic, with help from Porsche Cars North America, put together some little-known facts about Porsche’s history, including:

  • The first Porsche dealership was Hoffman Motors in New York City. The store, which opened in late 1950, was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • The Porsche Club of America was founded in 1955.
  • Porsche first teamed with Volkswagen in 1969 to create the 914 sports car. Porsche and VW maintained a production and component-sharing deal until 1984. In 2009, Porsche and VW agreed to a merger.
  • Your Porsche 911 could have been called the 901; however, Peugeot has trademark rights on cars named with a zero between two numbers.
  • Had it not been for American CEO Peter Schutz, production of the 911 model would have ended in 1981.
  • Porsche introduced vacation delivery in 1982, where you can order your car in the U.S., take delivery during a European vacation, and have the car shipped home.
  • Today, there are 199 Porsche dealerships in the U.S. (Find a Porsche dealer.)

And, most importantly, the correct pronunciation of Porsche is “Por'-shuh.”

View Full Article and List of Porsche Facts.

In addition, Motor Trend Classic has put together an impressive photo gallery of classic Porsche cars. View Porsche Photo Gallery.

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