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. He was 76.