World’s oldest Porsche could sell for $20 million dollars
- The mysterious Porsche is expected to sell for US$20 million
- The Type 64 #03 will be going under the hammer in August during the Monterey Car Week in California
- If the car sells, it will take the record for the most amount of money ever paid for a Porsche in history
- The car was cursed never to see the road; it was made for a 1939 race that never happened
Chances are if you ask a Porsche petrol-head what the first Porsche was, they’d say the Porsche 356, released in 1948, dubbed (now incorrectly), the ‘No.1’.
Well, sadly for the 356, there’s a new kid on the block – or rather quite an old kid, The Type 64 #03 is an incredibly rare car dating all the way back to 1939.
This one of a kind Porsche came from the mind of Ferry Porsche, the engineer and founder’s son. It was created for a race between Berlin and Rome, a race which never happened due to the Nazi invasion of Poland later in 1939.
A car older than Porsche itself and one that was wiped from automotive history, this unique looking car was designed for racing (but not destined for it).
“Without the Type 64, there would be no Porsche 356, no 550, no 911,” RM Sotheby's car expert Marcus Görig said talking about the auction in August.
History aside, the Type 64 is certainly a looker. It was produced with then futuristic aerodynamics in mind, along with matching metal blue paint and blue leather interior. It would certainly turn heads on the roads – if any collector was brave enough to take it out of the garage.
Racer Otto Mathé was the first to buy the Type 64 from the Porsche in 1949, according to Road and Track, then it changed hands to Dr. Thomas Gruber.
Now it’s up for grabs for a cool US$20 million. Better get saving.