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1965-66 Porsche 911
1965-66 Porsche 911: "This is where the legend started," Stout says. "While these earliest 911s don't have the major improvements that came to the 911 over the next few years, they are exceedingly beautiful."

He adds 1965 and '66 911s also boast "a smooth and exotic-sounding 2-liter flat-six [engine] that would redefine the 'Porsche sound' forever."

Stout says that while good-quality 1965s and '66s sold for just $25,000 to $50,000 a few years ago, values have risen in recent years to $200,000 or more.

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5 favorite Porsche 911s of all time

November 1, 2013

Car fans have loved the 911 since Porsche unveiled the original in September 1963. The Porsche 911 turned 50 years old this fall, but the iconic sports car still boasts all of its youthful good looks.

"There have been countless variations of the 911, but some shine a little more brightly than the others," says Pete Stout of Panorama magazine, the official publication of the 109,000-member Porsche Club of America.

Check out Stout's picks for five of the greatest 911s of all time.

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