we Live in a world of use and throw. We bought a mobile phone each year. We bought a new car and send the old man to achatarrar. Planned obsolescence is the essence of consumerism of advanced societies. And that is why the fact that we can say that a car, of a truth, it is for life, far from be natural, could even surprise us. These days knew thanks to Reddit that 70% of the Harley-Davidson made over more than hundred years are still alive (Bloomberg). And that is the reason why we wanted to remember that two out of every three Porsches ever produced are still alive.
The vast majority of the Porsche 911 manufactured between 1964 and 1989, three out of every four, are still alive.
The cliché that a Porsche is for life is confirmed. According to Porsche, a total of 150,000 units of the Porsche 911 produced between 1964 and 1989 are still on the road. We talk about three quarters of the more than 200,000 Porsche 911 manufactured in those years. It is also true that the fact of commercializing vehicles of passion, and sports, has meant that a brand like Porsche to enjoy these figures, and most of their vehicles still remain in circulation.
But we must not forget that the coverage and the support offered by a brand is crucial to preserve your legacy. As in society, the quality of a brand also can be analyzed by the respect this demonstrates to her elders.
Currently, Porsche offers support and spare parts for all their classics, with special emphasis on the air-cooled. The brand boasts a stock of over 35,000 pieces. The brand of Stuttgart even has a specific department, Porsche Classic, dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of classic. Each year pass through its facilities more than 300 vehicles, and there are more than 30 complete restorations.
Porsche is not the only brand that has been taken very seriously in working to preserve their classics. Any luxury brand that claims to be account with a specific department for such an undertaking. Departments such as Ferrari Classiche, or the Heritage Workshop that have recently started to enhance Jaguar and Land Rover.