Porsche will open its doors to its spanking new museum in Stuttgart on 31 January 2009.
Built at a cost of 100 million euros, the 5,600 sq meter gallery can accommodate over 80 of Porscheâ€™s collection of 300 significant cars.
“In the last few weeks, we have comprehensively restored all the vehicles and polished them up for their use in the museum,” explains Klaus Bischof, head of the â€˜Rolling Museumâ€™.
The first exhibits that will go on display in the museum include, among others, a 356 Cabriolet, an original â€˜11â€™ model and the first prototype of the 924.
As virtually all museum vehicles are also used on the road, it is intended that they will be continuously replaced by other exhibits.
As a result, the Porsche Museum will constantly change its appearance, and this will enable visitors in future to discover different Porsche rarities in the new museum on a regular basis.
Aside from the exhibition area, Porscheâ€™s new Parthenon also comprises a workshop where Porsche owners can bring their own prized Porsches for restorative work.
However, Museum director Achim Stejskal told CAR Magazine that interest in the workshop has already exceeded expectations and there is a ‘long waiting list.’
The museum also houses an archive to walk you through 77 years of Porsche history, as well as a restaurant, bistro, souvenir shop and an events area.
Three days after the ceremonial opening, which takes place on Wednesday, 28 January 2009, the doors of the new Porsche Museum will be officially opened to welcome the first visitors.
The new museum and its range of catering facilities offer additional capacity for conferences, company and private events in exceptional surroundings.