Behold: the weird and wonderful 1939 Porsche Type 64 Coupe – built for  the 1,500-kilometer Berlin-Rome race, which never happened.

Regarded as the missing link between the Mk1 Beetle (whose engine it shares) and the post-WWII Porsche 356, only three were ever made and this is the third – kept by Professor Ferdinand Porsche himself as a family car.

Up for auction at Monterey this August.

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19 thoughts on “Hot Wheels

  1. Brother Barnabas

    love it

    (a friend of mine has an identically shaped sex toy | she seems pleased with it)

  2. eoin

    “the weird and wonderful 1939 Porsche Type 64 Coupe – built for the 1,500-kilometer Berlin-Rome race, which never happened.”

    Ah no, why not?

    1. rotide

      I can’t think of any reason that something might be cancelled involving 1939 germany

  3. Paulus

    A cartoon car made flesh…well OK…metal.

    If I only had the engine-bay pic to go on, I would indeed have assumed it was a Beetle.

  4. missred

    That picture second from the bottom, I could swear that is Eamon de Valera conversing with Prince Philip…

  5. Slightly Bemused

    Just based on the photos, I reckon that driver’s side front wheel needed changing a lot…

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