The history of the collection at the factory began abroad, in the field of vision of Factory 1. That was when Ottomar Domnick created the tradition when he collected his sports car on May 26, 1950, a Porsche 356 in Fish Silver with the number of commission 5001.
At the plant in Zuffenhausen, Tobias Donnevert and his team receive around 20 customers a day who arrive to collect their new car. In 2019, there were a total of 2,500 customers and almost 3,000 in Leipzig. Before picking up their car, customers are also invited to take a tour of the factory and see, among other things, how the Porsche 911 is produced in Zuffenhausen.
On the agenda is also a visit to the Porsche Museum. At Porsche in Leipzig, customers receive information on the production of the Macan and Panamera models. Customers can also test a similar Porsche on the factory’s own FIA track.
The Domnick Foundation still has the original purchase order from Ottomar Domnick with commission number 5001. The order was processed by the Volkswagen Hahn dealer because at that time there was no distribution in Germany. “Volkswagen” was crossed out by hand and replaced by “Porsche-Sport” on the order form.
Today, the Porsche 356 by Ottomar Domnick represents the beginning of Porsche in Germany and also signifies the beginning of collections at the Zuffenhausen plant.