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bijou
04-05-2012, 03:13 PM
http://www.trbimg.com/img-4f7de0fd/turbine/la-20120405-001/600 (http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-top-ten-worst-cars-pictures,0,6577113.photogallery) This 1963 photo shows Ferdinand Alexander Porsche leaning on a Type 901 Porsche. The creator of the legendary Porsche 911 died at the age of 76, the car manufacturer announced Wednesday. (Porsche AG)

By Jerry Hirsch April 5, 2012, 11:39 a.m.

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria (http://www.latimes.com/topic/intl/austria-PLGEO00000043.topic). He was 76.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-ferdinand-porsche-20120405,0,1456835.story

Gentleman Pirate
04-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Rest in Peace. the Porsche 911 has been my dream car ever since I was 12.

noonwitch
04-09-2012, 08:52 AM
Cool cars are always a good legacy to leave behind.


Another famous innovator from Salzburg, like Mozart. I was watching TSOM on ABC Family over the weekend. Such a beautiful place.

SaintLouieWoman
04-09-2012, 11:13 PM
Cool cars are always a good legacy to leave behind.


Another famous innovator from Salzburg, like Mozart. I was watching TSOM on ABC Family over the weekend. Such a beautiful place.

May Mr Porsche rest in peace. If he lived in Salzburg, he was living in a peaceful paradise. I saved and went to Salzburg years ago, way back when the dollar was stronger and air fares were cheap. I've never been in a prettier place. And I did the Sound of Music tour. I know it wasn't some chic thing to do in Europe, but it was fun. I also went to a nearby salt mine and slid down this huge slide to the bottom. Now that was unusual.

RIP to the designer of my dream car.