The Porsche company was founded by Ferdinand Porsche, who was the chief engineer at Mercedes-Benz. He later incorporated his personal engineering factory, where he had developed numerous designs for the ‘People’s Car’ or popularly known as the ‘Volkswagen’. By 1931, Ferdinand incorporated a company under his own name: ‘Porsche’. In 1947, after WWII, the company returned to producing vehicles and designed a new Grand Prix racing car in Gmund, Austria. A year later, Ferdinand’s son Ferry Porsche built the company’s first sports car, the 356. That very same year, the 356 achieved its first international win: the 1100 CC class. By 1953, the Fuhrman engine was presented in their iconic vehicle, the Porsche 550 Spyder. This 1.5L four-cylinder engine could deliver an impressive 110 BHP and it became an immediate success in the automotive industry. In 1961, Porsche was working on producing a new vehicle which would use a 6-cylinder engine. The body was designed by Ferry’s son, Alexander Porsche. Two years later, the famous Porsche 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Automobile Show and the rear air-cooled engine concept was retained). In 1964, the production of the 911 began with its coupe model. The rest, is sports car legend.
Porsche has succeeded in producing sports cars that are known for performance, quality, and reliability. Above all, Porsche is acknowledged for producing prestigious sports cars that can be used for everyday driving. Porsche is a marque that Hexagon Classics know extremely well. As an official Porsche dealer in London in the 1970’s, we feel that we know them better than most. Many of the Hexagon staff have enjoyed long careers working with the manufacturer. We specialise in low mileage, limited number cars with a proven history – with a focus on 911, 928, 993, 964 and 997 Gen II variants. If you have a specific model in mind, we are only too happy to use our considerable connections to find what you’re looking for.