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Museum exhibit pays tribute to Porsche 911 designer

He was one of the best-known car designers in the world, and now Ferdinand Alexander Porsche's life's work is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Porsche Museum.
Museum exhibit pays tribute to Porsche 911 designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

He was one of the best-known car designers in the world, and now Ferdinand Alexander Porsche's life's work is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Porsche Museum.

The German carmaker, controlled by members of the Porsche and Piech families, is holding the exhibit in memory of Ferdinand, famous for designing the Porsche 911, from 1 June until 29 July.

It will largely focus on the personal life of Ferdinand, said a statement from the German family business, with personal objects and photographs provided by family members on show. These include Ferdinand’s hiking equipment and his collection of pipes and watches, as well as items he made for his children.

But for car buffs looking for a glimpse into his design side, there is a special treat. The exhibition also includes two of Ferdinand’s favourite cars – the first Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and the 911 G-Modell.

Ferdinand died on 5 April in Salzburg, Austria, aged 76. At the time of his death, he was the honorary president of the carmaker’s supervisory board.

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