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Almost every museum has a private warehousing facility, to hold items that don't fit in its public viewing space or perhaps to hold the originals of works that it doesn't want to risk to the hands of the masses. Jaguar, for instance, calls the secret overflow space it uses for its Heritage Center "Sleepy Hollow."

The $130 million Porsche Museum has 505 cars in its collection, but they aren't all on display at all times. That is why it has an exclusive location "somewhere in the surroundings and suburbs of Stuttgart" used for storage, as a staging area for cars headed to events, and as a vault for projects for other companies like Lada, Mercedes-Benz, Seat, and a concept for a family car for China.

The company gives us a look inside with the first two in the series of videos called Porsche Secrets. The first video is an overview of how the space is used, the second jumps into some of the special cars found therein, such as the 984 "Boxster Junior" concept from 1984 (in the foreground of the above photo), a 1976 924 concept meant to challenge the Mercedes-Benz C111 for endurance records, and a 906 Ollon Villars hillclimb racer. You can watch it below.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Great video's. Keep them coming.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool videos. Even as a diehard Porsche fan, there were a few models in there I didn't know about like the 928 Vert and 984. That 928 is gorgeous. One of my favorite Porsches. Such a timeless look, and so far ahead of it's time. Porsche could build the exact same car with just a few updated details- lights, equipment, etc - today and sell every one of them. And you gotta love that 930 and the plaid seats.
      • 2 Years Ago
      that 928 convertible is sweet and it has a manual gearbox, i'd love to have one of those !
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      When I went to the Porsche Museum earlier this year they had some of their legacy race cars parked on the visitor's garage. Cars driven by famous drivers like jacky Ickx , former Polizei 356s, 930s and one 917, parked there, doors unlocked, anyone could have hopped in and sat on them, which is not allowed inside the museum. At a hillclimb event a weekend later I saw three of those cars there, racing. Seems to me they were staging their cars in the garage.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah the 924. What should I say about the 924.... .... .... That about wraps it up! Seriously, that was cool. It's neat to see what automaker think about, what they choose to do and not do. I think not bringing the 912 convertible to market was a mistake. What a car. That narrow body 930 must be a riot. Painting while inside the car. And you thought texting was dangerous!
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Mr. Wayne, I;d like to show you a few things."