Worldwide premiere of RHD 991 Porsche 911

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RHD 991 Porsche 911

Porsche has a long and proud history in Australia. Indeed, Australia’s first Porsche dealer, Norman Hamilton, encouraged and helped pay for Porsche to make the first ever right-hand drive model after coming to a handshake deal with Dr Ferdinand Porsche.

It’s fitting, then, that the worldwide debut of a right-hand drive 991 Porsche 911 took place in Melbourne at an invitation only event on the weekend held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Porsche in Australia.

The car shown above, a 3.8 litre Carrera S, will remain in the country ahead of the first batch of new 911 deliveries expected in March 2012. Start saving, you only have until then to get your $230K together if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on a new 911.

While there’s no official press material as yet, we can thank AUSmotive reader Wayne for sending in these exclusive pics. Nice to see the Carrera GT is still in the country too.

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911

RHD 991 Porsche 911