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Mar
08

Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership part 1

Hey all,

Since I haven’t been able to see any cars on the road here in Winnipeg lately–just the rolling piles of mud cruisin’ the ‘peg this time of year–I decided to put up a few really old ones from the Porsche Musuem & Factory Dealership. I made a side trip to Porsche’s hometown of Stuttgart, Germany, while I was backpacking across Europe in 2001 specifically to see the Mercedes Benz and the Porsche Museums located there.

Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership, Stuttgart, Germany

This was the first Porsche ever built–Dr. Ferdinand’s prototype #1. The latest Porsche Boxsters still bear a striking resemblance to this first model.

Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership, Stuttgart, Germany

Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership, Stuttgart, Germany

These two, and the one following were actually at the factory dealership next door to the museum. Several of Porsche’s retired race cars are parked there, including the legendary #23 “ham” racer pictured above. As well as race cars, they have several new and used examples of German engineering such as this mid 80’s 911. They also had a “cutaway car”–that is, a car that’s been sliced away so you can see exactly what those crazy German can do with steel and plastic composites. Don’t forget to come back on Monday to see pictures of the cutaway and more!

Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership, Stuttgart, Germany

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6 Responses to “Porsche Museum & Factory Dealership part 1”


  1. 2 kevin
    August 27, 2008 at 12:31 am

    i saw that first porsche ever produced at the top, what year is that By the way? I found one that looks older at a car museum in Las Vegas Nevada. Its a 1948 prototype. it looks nothing like a porsche really it still resembles the vw platform.

  2. 3 kevin
    August 27, 2008 at 12:38 am

    http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/imperial-palace/casino-misc/auto-collections-detail.html?ip=IP00000000032 1948 Porsche Proto.

    this is a pic i got when i was down there in july. Let me know if you get this.

  3. August 27, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I know the museum you’re talking about in Vegas, I remember they put Al Capone’s car in a big glass box and displayed it at state fairs when I was a kid. As for the Porsche, I think that was a 1948 as well. The war was over in 1947 (?) so I don’t think it could have been completed any earlier than that.

  4. October 11, 2008 at 11:54 am

    hey jordan and all you porsche fans.

    a piece of porsche travia.
    The 1st porsche factory was not in germany.
    In fact it was in Gmund austria. There is the original small porsche musuem there
    A beautiful town with a castle. It was here the first 36 porsches were built.
    Dr Porsche approached the local government about building a car factory near Spittal austria. This beautiful area surrounded by mountains. The local government decline.
    Who wants a messy car plant.
    The end result was stuggart germany.

  5. October 11, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    That’s awesome, thanks for that bit of trivia!


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