The Schüttgut estate on a mountain pasture in the Austrian town of Zell am See is more than six hundred years old. Ferdinand
In 1949 the small but high-caliber development team led by Wolfgang’s father, Ferdinand “Ferry”
Even under the austere postwar conditions, Ferdinand
Le Mans has been a magnet for the
The Le Mans adventure quickly became more glamorous. Following its first aerodynamic 356
Le Mans has remained a constant in Wolfgang
In the mid-1960s, with racing in his heart, Wolfgang
In Zell am See in 1972, Ferry
Ernst Fuhrmann, the first non–family member to head the company’s
Following a traineeship at a bank, Wolfgang
In 1977 the
In the early 1990s the company’s very existence was threatened. But the family remained loyal and found Wendelin Wiedeking to be an assertive reformer whose modernization measures based on Japanese techniques shocked many of his contemporaries in Zuffenhausen. No stone in the venerable factory was left unturned.
The model range was revolutionized in similar ways, including a shared-part strategy for 911 models and the mid-engine two-seater
Back to Wolfgang
By Herbert Völker
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