Porsche 911 50th anniversary gallery: the early years

The Porsche 911 is turning 50 this year. Here is the history of the model's formative years in pictures.

Later in the year, the Porsche 911 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first public showing at the Frankfurt motor show. The German model has undergone a gentle evolution over the years – and has managed to avoid being killed off on more than one occasion.

Here’s a gallery of 911s from the model’s early years through the 1960s and 1970s:

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