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These two Porsche 911s bookend 50 years of rear-engined joy

What better way to understand the evolution of the Porsche 911 than to buy two cars that bookend 50 years of naturally aspirated 911s, such as this 2013 911 50th Anniversary and this 1965 911 SWB, both available with The Houtkamp Collection.

This 2013 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition has to be one of the best-specced limited editions of all time, with those modernised Fuchs-style wheels, Geyser Grey paint, and that houndstooth interior all combining marvellously to lend this 991-generation 911 some classic good looks. Therefore, if you wanted to better understand the 911 lineage, this wouldn’t be a bad choice at all, especially as it’s one of the last ‘normal’ naturally aspirated rear engined Porsches ever made. Only 1,963 of 50th Anniversary Editions were made, commemorating the year of the first 911’s production, positioning this car as even more of a collectors item than a standard 991 Carrera. 

However, one wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the half-decade of development that went into producing the 50th Anniversary Edition without a reference point. And what better reference than one of the first 911s ever made, such as this 2.0-litre 1965 Porsche 911 SWB. A desirable early example with the sought-after ‘300’ chassis number, this 911 is presented in its original colour scheme of Aga Blau over beige leather. Seen by many enthusiasts as the ultimate historic rally car, this 911 SWB would make the perfect two-car garage if bought alongside the 50th Anniversary Edition above. Both cars are for sale with The Houtkamp Collection, so if you’ve decided a 911 is the only car for you, but you have two parking spaces to fill, then look no further!