1939 Porsche Type 64

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This iconic 1939 Porsche Type 64 is going to be auctionned during the RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale in August.

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"Without the Type 64, there would be no Porsche 356, no 550, no 911. This is Porsche’s origin story, the car that birthed the company’s legend." - Marcus Görig, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s

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History of the Porsche Type 64

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The Porsche Type 64, also named VW Aerocoupe, presented in 1938 based on the chassis of the VW Beetle in order to participate to the 1,500 km Berlin-Rome road race in 1939. But with Word War II, the race was cancelled.

WithKdF-Wagen, Germany wanted to produce a lighter and faster car for the masse and promote its enginery and new Autobahn system.

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Ferdinand Porsche with his engineers (the same will create later the 356) designed the Type 64, considered like the first Porsche ever built. The coachwork was built at Reutter with aluminium panels (light and removable) and tested on the wind tunnel. With War, Porsche didn't give up and built 2 more Type 64, the n° 3 was retained in the family. After War, the car was restored with the help of Pinin Farina in Turin. In 50's, the Austrian driver Otto Mathé drived this car on different races (see pictures in Bonus Pic section).

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Specification

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The Porsche Type 64 has 985cc four-cylinder engine based on a KdF-type engine producing 50 hp. It can reach a top speed of 160 kmh. Just 3 cars was ever built. Piece of automotive history...

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Lot Auction

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Date :15-17 August 2019
Place :Monterey, US
Price :Unknown
Link :RM Sotheby's Monterey

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Sources

RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale
Lot : Porsche Type 64

On Wiki :
Porsche Type 64

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Bonus Pics

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Some old photos about this car...

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International Austrian Alpine road race, 1950

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Korneuburg road race, Austria, 1952

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Beautiful car!

Very unique, I like its design with this cockpit.

She looks a little weird, not to keen on this one, cheers mate.

Weird but I like the lines, it seems to be the bad guy's car in an old comic book.

Yeah I can see the Joker from Batman driving this old beast, Lol, cheers.


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