A 356-successor is due. After several attempts to develop a usable one, Ferry Porsche asks Count Goertz, the creator of the famous BMW 507, to make some drawings and a design study which were then numbered 695. The respective plasticine model does not meet the expectation of the Swabian car builders. For them it is too american. Also the models of the car body designer Erwin Komeda do not raise much enthusiasm. Finally, they agree on the draught of the oldest son Ferdinand Alexander who has just finished his studies at the Ulm college of creation. Additionally, he is made head of the design department.
Look at 754 T7, '754' being the serial number for all developing projects,including orders other than always only car bodies or complete cars. The front part already looks very much like that of the final model 901. As far as the rear is concerned, the Porsche son tries to get away from the fastback in favor of a real four-seater. In the end, however, his father opts for the 2 + 2 version, according to the principle never to change a winning design. There are enough four-seaters!
The car is ready for use not before 1960. It still has a 356-engine including its double pipe exhaust and rear axle. The front part remains nearly unchanged, they put the wheelbase back again to 2,200 mm, thus creating the 901 or 911 fastback. 01/10