Original black and white photograph of Porsche #1 with Prof. Ferdinand Porsche and Dr. Ferdinand \'Ferry\' Porsche. Used by permission of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. All rights reserved.
Original black and white photograph of Porsche #1 with Prof. Ferdinand Porsche and Dr. Ferdinand \’Ferry\’ Porsche. Used by permission of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. All rights reserved.. Click image to enlarge

Pebble Beach, California – The very first Porsche, built in 1948, will be featured at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which will run August 17 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.

Porsche No. 1 was built finished on June 8, 1948 after Dr. Ferry Porsche said, “I couldn’t find the car I’d been dreaming of, so I decided to build it myself.” The car went through several owners before being recovered in 1958 and returned to Porsche’s headquarters in Stuttgart, where it has remained.

The car was supposed to have been shown in the U.S. ten years ago on the occasion of the company’s fiftieth anniversary, but a shipping accident damaged the car and prevented its debut. It will join 16 other preserved Porsches to create the largest showing of unrestored cars in Pebble Beach’s history. The Pebble Beach Concours initially recognized “preservation” (unrestored original cars) with a special trophy in 1999, and now has two classes for them, divided by age.

For more information, visit PebbleBeachConcours.com.

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