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Published on: August 13, 2012
Published on: August 13, 2012

So you think new Porsches are cool?

Ford famously has one. We recently spent some time in Opel's and both BMW and Mercedes-Benz maintain their own. We are talking about historic fleets of course; the somewhat rag-tag collection of cars that a manufacturer has chosen to preserve to signify their importance to the brand. For the most part these fleets reside in non-descript building and comprise celebrated classics, decorated racers and low mileage models of cars that have shaped the company.

Porsche, as usual, chooses to display its historic fleet differently. Opening in 2008, the Porsche Museum stands proudly at number 1 Porscheplatz in Porsche's hometown of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and is an architectural masterpiece with a 'floating' exhibition area that houses some 80 vehicles and other important exhibits.

The vehicles on display are only a small part of Porsche's historic fleet, however, with some 500 other cars belonging to the Museum. Space has meant that these cars have been kept in storage in separate locations, away from prying eyes. Until now that is.

A new storage space was secured recently that was spacious enough to hold all the cars together, allowing them to be maintained and cared for under the one roof.

To mark the occasion Porsche has produced a series of videos that gives viewers a behind the scenes look at this new facility and some of the cars it contains.

Yes this is just an excuse for gratuitous Porsche pornography but do you really need another reason? Here's the video.