Birth of a 911 Porsche.........

1971 Factory Tour!


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Shift Change........early morning in February 1971, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Main body jig.........where life starts, floor pan laid down, inside side panels & top spot welded.


1971 Model Production numbers and base prices:

            Model            

        # Produced         

              %             

         Base Price       

 911-T  

7826

66.8%

$6,495.00

911 - E

1804

15.4%

$7,995.00 

911 - S

2085

17.8%

$8,975.00

Total

11,715

         100.0%

  N/A

Targa models were priced as above + $675.00 additional.


On to a dolly...........moving on down the line!  It's a Targa!

Starting the exterior fender panels and roof.

Outer fender panels get welded on......notice jig holding shape of the door!

Targa pulled off the line.........to fix a problem.........notice 5 guage holes!

Back on the line, finishing roof panel!  Notice the sunroof panels on the bottom of the photo, as
the  tour passes through!

Two Coupes!


Birth of a 911 Porsche.........1971 Factory Tour Brochure!
See details below!



Looking down the line, Sunroof Coupe, Targa, Sunroof Coupe, Targa!

Fitting the lids!

Front hood done!

Finished chassis/body, on the rolling dolly, headed to the paint shop!

Meanwhile........back at the engine shop!

Putting on the heat exchangers..........!

Out of the paint shop, beginning of final assembly!

Doing the interior.......!

Fitting brakes and front suspension!

On the final assembly line.........!

Rounding the corner for the final assembly run........!

Rolled outside on the push dolly waiting for wheels, foglights factory installed!

Final checks.......!

Done.........!

Headed for the famous autobahn test drive!

The End!


Birth of a 911 Porsche.........1971 Factory Tour Brochure!

Now you can purchase a high quality, 20 page, 8 1/2" x 11" slick paper brochure
showing the factory assembly line from start to finish. See a 911 in the initial body
jig and various points along the assembly line to a finished 911 heading out of  the
factory to the autobahn for a test drive!

Click here for Details!





Photographs taken on the factory assembly line in 1971 by Charlie White!

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Charlie White
Scottsdale, Arizona USA

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First Posted:  12/28/04