The Porsche 911 celebrates fifty years this year, having first been revealed as a successor to the Porsche 356 in 1963 at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.  It launched in 1964 with an air-cooled, 6-cylinder boxer engine putting out 128 horsepower and 131 mph top speed.

Fast forward fifty years and seven generations later and the Porsche 911 sports a 3.4-liter, 350 hp engine.

Through all of that time, the 911 has remained one of the most desired sports cars on the market and has seen a total production of over 820,000 units world wide.

Porsche is holding events throughout the year to celebrate this anniversary.  In the mean time enjoy the gallery below.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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