A legacy of elegance
He never received the same kind of headlines as his controversial cousin, but Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche was an automotive legend.
Both Porsche and cousin Ferdinand Piech were grandsons of Ferdinand Porsche -- but Butzi Porsche stood alone. At 25, he designed the Porsche 901 road car, which came to be called the 911. The car never lost that original elegance -- a timeless design, much like his grandfather's penning of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Butzi Porsche never wanted to run a car company, and perhaps that was the beauty of his original work. Without the 911, Porsche would never have become the car company it is.
Butzi Porsche, later known for his work making watches, pens and TV sets, should be remembered for the beauty he created. Great-looking products stand the test of time.