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James Bond and James Dean fans alike will be delighted to hear what’s strutting down the famed eighteenth fairway this month, as age and elegance unite at this year’s Concours d’Elegance, taking place in Pebble Beach on August 14th. The much-awaited return of the first-ever Porsche roadster No. 1 will make its display debut at California’s premier luxury automobile celebration to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary.

Only the most elegant and rare automobiles are on exhibit at this annual fair, and the Porsche No. 1 is no different. Officially known as Type 356-001, the roadster was first built in 1947 during Germany’s post-war failing economy. Despite the scarcity of resources at the time, the unique mid-engine sports car was assembled with modified Volkswagon parts and original creativity. This partially hand-made model boasts aluminum panels, carefully designed to reflect the automobile’s aerodynamic style and visual elegance. The predecessor to today’s well-known design, the roadster is known for its functionality as well as for its beauty. The No. 1 has influenced the blueprint of every Porsche built ever since.

Its anticipated trek to the United States has been years in the making, as its first attempt at public glory was to be at Porsche’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Monterrey Historics ten years prior. Unfortunately, that endeavor severely damaged the automobile and had to be postponed. Back to its impeccable condition, the roadster is sure to cause a stir at this year’s festival. Make your way to Pebble Beach and see what everyone has been waiting, but don’t forget to buckle up.
James Bond and James Dean fans alike will be delighted to hear what’s strutting down the famed eighteenth fairway this month, as age and elegance unite at this year’s Concours d’Elegance, taking place in Pebble Beach on August 14th. The much-awaited return of the first-ever Porsche roadster No. 1 will make its display debut at California’s premier luxury automobile celebration to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary.

Only the most elegant and rare automobiles are on exhibit at this annual fair, and the Porsche No. 1 is no different. Officially known as Type 356-001, the roadster was first built in 1947 during Germany’s post-war failing economy. Despite the scarcity of resources at the time, the unique mid-engine sports car was assembled with modified Volkswagon parts and original creativity. This partially hand-made model boasts aluminum panels, carefully designed to reflect the automobile’s aerodynamic style and visual elegance. The predecessor to today’s well-known design, the roadster is known for its functionality as well as for its beauty. The No. 1 has influenced the blueprint of every Porsche built ever since.

Its anticipated trek to the United States has been years in the making, as its first attempt at public glory was to be at Porsche’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Monterrey Historics ten years prior. Unfortunately, that endeavor severely damaged the automobile and had to be postponed. Back to its impeccable condition, the roadster is sure to cause a stir at this year’s festival. Make your way to Pebble Beach and see what everyone has been waiting, but don’t forget to buckle up.

Via Luxury Insider

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