A special display of Porsche classics is coming to the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Cobble Beach Classics will be celebrating 75 years of Porsche with some cars that you won't see anywhere else.
Cobble Beach Classics is presented in partnership with the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. That event, held each September near Owen Sound, is one of Canada's premier classic car events. Bringing classics and antiques from around the world for an incredible display of cars.
The 75 Years of Porsche exhibit will have 16 very special Porsche cars, starting with a 1952 Porsche 356. This model predates the extensive changes that created the 356A. Today, they are among the rarest and most valued Porsche models of all.
Other highlights include a 917 Long Tail, car 005. This is a restoration of the car which debuted at the 1,000 km race at Spa in 1969 where it ran fast enough to take pole position.
There will be old and new Porsches including a 2022 Taycan GTS
, a 2006 Carrera GT, and a 1988 911 Turbo Slantnose. A 356 roadster painted as a tribute to Janis Joplin's famed art car will also be part of the display.
“With its smooth, flowing lines and distinctive ‘frog eye’ headlights, the Porsche brand is instantly recognizable,” says Rob McLeese, Founder and Show Chair of Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “From the first Porsche that rolled off the assembly line in 1948, it is a car that has made a difference. We are excited to showcase a selection of some of the most popular and rare Porsches ever produced.”
The display will be in the 700-level gallery room in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Center. The Toronto auto show runs from February 17 to the 26th, with tickets available now.