The millionth Porsche 911: a very rear-engined milestone

Published: 11 May 2017

► Porsche builds its millionth 911
► Special one-off 911 built for 1m
► Unique green coupe, period details

You might have thought that the Porsche 911 was a bit ubiquitous. And you’d be right - Zuffenhausen has just built its one millionth example of the iconic coupe.

It’s an impressive milestone for the rear-engined sports car they said couldn’t work. Although outsold by the company's SUVs, the 911 continues to sell well today, with 32,000 sold in 2016.

The one millionth 911: a very special retro rider

A one-off 991 coupe rolled off the Stuttgart production line today to mark the record: a Carrera S painted in old-school Irish Green and peppered with details inspired by the 1963 original.

Porsche 911 lettering on bootlid

It’s got a half-wooden steering wheel and houndstooth inlay seats, plus gold lettering for the familiar Porsche 911 script on the bootlid (above). 

The one-off millionth 911 will be owned by Porsche and used on promotional duties, before being dispatched to the Porsche museum treasure troves.

Company chairman Dr Wolfgang Porsche (below) was on hand to mark the milestone 911. He said: '54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father. The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then. That’s because the 911 has ensured that the core values of our brand are as visionary today as they were in the first Porsche 356/1 from 1948.'

See around the Porsche museum vaults in our video here

Chairman Dr Wolfgang Porsche with the millionth 911

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet