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Reflections on FA “Butzi” Porsche

It’s hard to imagine Porsche® without the 911 and its even more difficult to grasp the death of Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche within the context of this: the most iconic sports car of the last 50 years outlasted the man at the drafting table responsible for the sketch-work, design, and ultimate production.

Not many cars out-live their creator. Models come and go, transitioning from one name to another in a constant change of design, taste, and consumer interest.  Most models don’t last 10 years, let alone half a century.  A few sports cars like the Corvette and Mustang have labored on for nearly the same lifespan, but both vehicles have undergone several re-inventions and share little elemental DNA to the original.

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