Gallery: Over 70 years of Porsche's history in pictures

To celebrate over 70 years of Porsche, Motorsport Images revisited its archive to compile some of the best pictures from the German marque's rich history.

1953 Le Mans 24 Hours - Gustave Olivier, Eugéne Martin, Porsche 356
1953 Le Mans 24 Hours - Gustave Olivier, Eugéne Martin, Porsche 356
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1954 Le Mans 24 Hours - Johnny Claes, Pierre Stasse, Porsche 550, leads Jean-Paul Colas, Hernano da Silva Ramos, Aston Martin DB2/4
1954 Le Mans 24 Hours - Johnny Claes, Pierre Stasse, Porsche 550, leads Jean-Paul Colas, Hernano da Silva Ramos, Aston Martin DB2/4
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1955 Le Mans 24 Hours - Helmut Polensky, Richard von Frankenberg, Porsche 550 RS Spyder 1
1955 Le Mans 24 Hours - Helmut Polensky, Richard von Frankenberg, Porsche 550 RS Spyder 1
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1956 Nurburgring 1000: Sepp Greger, Harald von Saucken, Porsche 356 follows Mathieu Hezemans, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 550 Spyder
1956 Nurburgring 1000: Sepp Greger, Harald von Saucken, Porsche 356 follows Mathieu Hezemans, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 550 Spyder
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1958 Le Mans 24 Hours: Edgar Barth, Paul Frere, Porsche RSK
1958 Le Mans 24 Hours: Edgar Barth, Paul Frere, Porsche RSK
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1960 Le Mans 24 Hours - Graham Whitehead, Henry Taylor, Ferrari 250 GTO, leads Edgar Barth, Wolfgang Seidel, Porsche RS60
1960 Le Mans 24 Hours - Graham Whitehead, Henry Taylor, Ferrari 250 GTO, leads Edgar Barth, Wolfgang Seidel, Porsche RS60
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1961 Le Mans 24 Hours - Masten Gregory, Bob Holbert, Porsche RS61 Spyder
1961 Le Mans 24 Hours - Masten Gregory, Bob Holbert, Porsche RS61 Spyder
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1962 Le Mans 24 Hours - Olivier Gendebien, Phil Hill, Ferrari 330 TRI/LM, leads Ben Pon, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 695 GS
1962 Le Mans 24 Hours - Olivier Gendebien, Phil Hill, Ferrari 330 TRI/LM, leads Ben Pon, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 695 GS
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1962 French GP - Dan Gurney, Porsche 804
1962 French GP - Dan Gurney, Porsche 804
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1962 French GP: Race winner Dan Gurney, Porsche 804
1962 French GP: Race winner Dan Gurney, Porsche 804
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1963 German GP - Gerhard Mitter, Porsche 718
1963 German GP - Gerhard Mitter, Porsche 718
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1964 Le Mans 24 Hours - Edgar Barth, Herbert Linge, Porsche 904/8, leads Ben Pon, Henk van Zalinge, Porsche 904 GTS
1964 Le Mans 24 Hours - Edgar Barth, Herbert Linge, Porsche 904/8, leads Ben Pon, Henk van Zalinge, Porsche 904 GTS
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1970 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K
1970 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K
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1971 Buenos Aires 1000km: Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Porsche 917K
1971 Buenos Aires 1000km: Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Porsche 917K
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1971 Watkins Glen 6 Hours: Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K
1971 Watkins Glen 6 Hours: Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K
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1971 Le Mans 24 Hours: Willi Kauhsen, Reinhold Joest, Porsche 917/20 'Pink Pig'
1971 Le Mans 24 Hours: Willi Kauhsen, Reinhold Joest, Porsche 917/20 'Pink Pig'
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1973 Targa Florio: Race winners Herbert Muller, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche Carrera RSR
1973 Targa Florio: Race winners Herbert Muller, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche Carrera RSR
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1974 Safari Rally: Bjorn Waldegard, Hans Thorszelius, Porsche 911
1974 Safari Rally: Bjorn Waldegard, Hans Thorszelius, Porsche 911
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1975 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Porsche 935
1975 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Porsche 935
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1976 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche 936
1976 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche 936
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1977 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Porsche 935
1977 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Porsche 935
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1979 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass crashes his Essex Porsche
1979 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass crashes his Essex Porsche
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1979 Le Mans 24 Hours: #41 Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3: Klaus Ludwig, Don Whittington, Bill Whittington
1979 Le Mans 24 Hours: #41 Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3: Klaus Ludwig, Don Whittington, Bill Whittington
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1982 Daytona 24: Bob Akin, Derek Bell, Craig Siebert, Porsche 935 Turbo
1982 Daytona 24: Bob Akin, Derek Bell, Craig Siebert, Porsche 935 Turbo
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1980 Rally Monte Carlo: Hannu Mikkola, Arne Hertz, Porsche 911 SC Carrera
1980 Rally Monte Carlo: Hannu Mikkola, Arne Hertz, Porsche 911 SC Carrera
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1981 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 936/81
1981 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 936/81
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1982 Brands Hatch 1000: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 956
1982 Brands Hatch 1000: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 956
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1982 Le Mans 24 Hours - #1 Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell
1982 Le Mans 24 Hours - #1 Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell
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1983 Fuji 1000km: Race winners Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, Rothmans Porsche 956
1983 Fuji 1000km: Race winners Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, Rothmans Porsche 956
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1983 Le Mans 24 Hours - Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, Vern Schuppan, Porsche 956
1983 Le Mans 24 Hours - Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, Vern Schuppan, Porsche 956
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1984 Le Mans 24 Hours - Podium: Klaus Ludwig, Henri Pescarolo, Porsche 956
1984 Le Mans 24 Hours - Podium: Klaus Ludwig, Henri Pescarolo, Porsche 956
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1985 Selangor 800: Vern Schuppan, James Weaver, Porsche 956, leads Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Frank Jelinski, Porsche 956
1985 Selangor 800: Vern Schuppan, James Weaver, Porsche 956, leads Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Frank Jelinski, Porsche 956
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1985 Le Mans 24 Hours - #33 Fitzpatrick Porsche Team Porsche 956: David Hobbs, Jo Gartner, Guy Edwards
1985 Le Mans 24 Hours - #33 Fitzpatrick Porsche Team Porsche 956: David Hobbs, Jo Gartner, Guy Edwards
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1986 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Al Holbert, Porsche 962C
1986 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Al Holbert, Porsche 962C
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1987 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert, Derek Bell, Rothmans Porsche 962C
1987 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert, Derek Bell, Rothmans Porsche 962C
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1989 Daytona 24 - John Andretti, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Porsche 962
1989 Daytona 24 - John Andretti, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Porsche 962
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1991 Le Mans 24 Hours - scar Larrauri, Jesus Pareja, Walter Brun, Brun C91 Judd
1991 Le Mans 24 Hours - scar Larrauri, Jesus Pareja, Walter Brun, Brun C91 Judd
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1992 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Justin Bell, Tiff Needell, Porsche 962C
1992 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Justin Bell, Tiff Needell, Porsche 962C
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1993 Daytona 24 - Rob Dyson, James Weaver, Price Cobb, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Porsche 962C
1993 Daytona 24 - Rob Dyson, James Weaver, Price Cobb, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Porsche 962C
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1994 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Kremer Porsche Spyder, with his wife Misty
1994 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Kremer Porsche Spyder, with his wife Misty
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1995 Le Mans 24 Hours - Guy Kuster, Karel Dolejsi, Peter Seikel, Porsche 911 GT2
1995 Le Mans 24 Hours - Guy Kuster, Karel Dolejsi, Peter Seikel, Porsche 911 GT2
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1996 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners Davy Jones, Alexander Wurz, Manuel Reuter, TWR Porsche WSC 95 on the podium
1996 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners Davy Jones, Alexander Wurz, Manuel Reuter, TWR Porsche WSC 95 on the podium
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1997 Le Mans 24 Hours - Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle, Porsche 911 GT2
1997 Le Mans 24 Hours - Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle, Porsche 911 GT2
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1998 Le Mans 24 Hours - Allan McNish, Laurent Aiello, Stéphane Ortelli, Porsche 911 GT1-98
1998 Le Mans 24 Hours - Allan McNish, Laurent Aiello, Stéphane Ortelli, Porsche 911 GT1-98
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2001 Rolex 24 - Lucas Luhr, Randy Pobst, Mike Fitzgerald, Christian Menzel, Porsche 911 GT3-RS, leads Don Kitch, Dave Parker, Dave Gaylord, Mike Oberholtzer, Porsche 911 GT3-R
2001 Rolex 24 - Lucas Luhr, Randy Pobst, Mike Fitzgerald, Christian Menzel, Porsche 911 GT3-RS, leads Don Kitch, Dave Parker, Dave Gaylord, Mike Oberholtzer, Porsche 911 GT3-R
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2003 Spa 24 Hours - Race winners Stephane Ortelli, Marc Lieb, Romian Dumas, Porsche 996 GT3-RS
2003 Spa 24 Hours - Race winners Stephane Ortelli, Marc Lieb, Romian Dumas, Porsche 996 GT3-RS
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2005 Le Mans 24 Hours - #76 Porsche 911 GT3-RS: Raymond Narac, Sebastien Dumez, Romain Dumas
2005 Le Mans 24 Hours - #76 Porsche 911 GT3-RS: Raymond Narac, Sebastien Dumez, Romain Dumas
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2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Porsche 356
2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Porsche 356
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2007 Le Mans 24 Hours - #93 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Allan Simonsen, Lars Erik Nielsen, Pierre Ehret
2007 Le Mans 24 Hours - #93 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Allan Simonsen, Lars Erik Nielsen, Pierre Ehret
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2014 Rolex 24 - #911 Porsche 911 RSR, GTLM, Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet
2014 Rolex 24 - #911 Porsche 911 RSR, GTLM, Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet
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2015 Le Mans 24 Hours - #19 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber
2015 Le Mans 24 Hours - #19 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hours - Checkered flag for #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
2016 Le Mans 24 Hours - Checkered flag for #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
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2016 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Austin - Stephen Tullman, Gold
2016 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Austin - Stephen Tullman, Gold
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2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners #2 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley
2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners #2 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley
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