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News Porsche Down Under Celebrates 55 Years Since First 911 Sold There

Porsche Down Under Celebrates 55 Years Since First 911 Sold There

Porsche Australia celebrates 55 years since the first 911 was sold in the country

  • Two Porsche Exclusive cars made to match the 1965 911

  • Will be on display with the original in Australia


Porsche Australia is celebrating 55 years since the first Porsche 911 was delivered to a customer in that country, so they’re making two very special edition models. That’s a pair of brand-new 992 Carrera S models, one for sale in Melbourne and one in Sydney, matching the spec of that original car.

That 1965 911 was purchased by pastoralist Ron Agnas (rancher in Australian-speak), and Porsche calls the spec “a carefully considered one.” The car came in Steingrau paint with the optional five-speed stick, and the inside was finished with green leather and a standard yellow maple dash with matching wood-rimmed wheel.

While Porsche no longer offers that exterior paint, they decided that the current Crayon was the equivalent, and painted the rear engine cover slats to match. The modern cars don’t have a stick, instead trading it for an eight-speed DSG. They do have black brake calipers like the original, and the modern Porsche Exclusiv SportDesign side skirts in gloss black are meant to complement the paint.

On the inside, Porsche Australia has fitted Agave Green Club leather with contrast Crayon stitching and matching green seatbelts. As part of the Exclusive Manufaktur program, they have bespoke 1965 Reimagined door sill plates though the wood trim is a much darker Paldao Dark finish.

Porsche has made a film to showcase the cars old and new, taking them to some of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney and Melbourne. The 1965-edition Australian 911s, (or should we call that a 116?) will be on display at Porsche centers in the two cities, along with the original car, over the coming months.

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