Ordinary to Extraordinary Lives: Peter Schutz

Peter Schutz
Peter Schutz with the iconic Porsche 911 he is credited with saving. Photo Credit: AutoBlog

Peter Schutz, a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany just before World War II and later returned to become the only American to serve as chief executive of the German sports car maker Porsche, died October 29, 2017 in Naples Florida.  Mr. Schutz is best remembered for blocking plans in 1981 to end production of the 911 model, which remains the Porsche’s signature model.

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