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Iconic Porsche 911 models driving into the sky

18 November, 2014


Three Porsche 911 vehicles are planned to tower above traffic with Porsche AG looking into erecting a new landmark at its Stuttgart headquarters in Germany.

The sculpture, which can be described as a work of art in its own right, will be erected on the roundabout in the centre of the traffic-light-controlled intersection on Porscheplatz. The aim is to achieve a visual link with the Porsche Museum by creating an interesting and living scenic impression.

The sculpture is to stand around 24m high, measuring about 10m around its base. It consists of three steles, each of which has a Porsche 911 perched on its top. The cars stem from various model years to document the history of the iconic car, which has rolled off the Stuttgart production lines for the past 50 years. The roundabout’s existing white gravel surface is to be removed, and grassed over.

The position of the work of art does not contravene any existing traffic regulations or disturb the existing infrastructure, and work is to be performed during the 2015 summer holidays. Porsche is currently working with the City of Stuttgart to provide the general preconditions relating to planning law, with a view to having the sculpture inaugurated in an official ceremony in autumn next year.

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

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