Since 1954, it has been possible for customers to pick up new cars at the main plant near Stuttgart on request. 70% to 80% of customers collected their vehicles from the factory in the 60s, with 35 vehicles being delivered per month. Today, by contrast, many times more vehicles are being delivered around the world. Consequently, the number of people who come from the USA and Great Britain, but also from Spain, France and Sweden, for example, to collect their vehicles is also steadily increasing.
In 1950, Porsche began building sportscars in Stuttgart – more precisely in two barracks on Schwieberdinger Str. 147. The bodyshells were produced and the vehicles were assembled in the buildings of the Reutter company across the street. As early as 1953, a new building was erected for the Porsche engines and vehicle assembly. Soon after the 911 was introduced, Porsche took over the Reutter production buildings, including body production, in 1964.
Another important step was the completion of the three-storey assembly building in 1969. This allowed capacities to be expanded and production to be increased. An automated high-bay warehouse was added in 1982. Today's building structure arose with the completion of the paint shop next to the assembly building in the spring of 1986 and the body assembly building in August 1988. At present, the 911 models and all Porsche engines are manufactured in the Zuffenhausen plant. The speciality here: the standard production vehicles are manufactured together with the racing versions on the same assembly line – a practice that is unique in the automobile industry.
This is a sight that you shouldn't miss during your factory collection – just like the rest of the small sportscar world in the heart of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
“Made in Zuffenhausen” – real and emotionally compelling.