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Weekly Youtube series by Porsche: Inside the vault of the German car manufacturer that houses rare factory models

As precious as jewel, these factory models make for an interesting tour with the man in charge of cataloguing each entry in the German warehouse

Mar 14, 2017 | By Vimi Haridasan

We know that Porsche has always loved to create limited edition models that few have had the chance to lay their eyes on. While some are usually taken out for a spin around the track, the luxury car manufacturer has hidden these small quantity creations in a vault of its warehouse in Germany.

Located in Stuttgart, Dieter Landenberger the vault has finally been opened and Porsche has decided to give us a tour of the facility. Each week fans of the brand can tune into the new video series on Youtube and we have found our favourite one. The first of the series that counts down the “top five” shows us five of the rarest Porsche factory models.

Hosted by Dieter Landenberger, Manager of Historical Archives, he starts the tour of the vault by unveiling the Porsche 911 Turbo S (964) that was first created in 1992. With only 86 of this model made, one can imagine just how rare the car truly is. The second is a car that first saw the light in 1981 and was made for private racing. Called the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS, Landenberger reveals that only 50 were made.

The third rare Porsche factory model that he highlights is the Porsche 911 GT1. Approved for road use, the racing car was designed for the 24 Hours le Mans. Only 21 were built. The fourth car that made the list is none other than the Porsche 911 SC/RS. Only 20 models were built in 1984 just for rally sports. The final car that concludes the list, is the Porsche 356 America Roadster. With only 16 built, it was the inspiration for the other famous model known as the Porsche 356 Speedster. Apart from being a rare find in the world of motoring, the car has also been driven by some of the most famous race drivers around the world.