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Porsche’s 1939 Type 64 Has A Remarkable Survival Story From World War II

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In a particular auction, the Porsche Type 64 was valued at $17 Million. However, things went so badly that even potential buyers pulled out at the last minute.

Also known as the Porsche 64, this Porsche is among the few amazing cars that survived the war. Only three of its ilk originally existed.

Whereas one was destroyed during the war, two were used by the Porsche family while one was safely stored. It is this storage car that was discovered by American troops and rebuilt several times over that became the subject of an auction that never materialized.

Porsche is a historically rich brand and has its roots in Nazi Germany. Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche was a Nazi contributor referred to as the “Great German Engineer” by Nazi officials.

A man named Otto Mathé became the second owner of the only-surviving Porsche 64 until his death in 1995. Two years after his demise Porsche collector Dr. Thomas Gruber of Vienna from Austria bought the exquisite car.

One of the characteristics that make cars outstanding is a rarity. A vehicle that has a rich history also fetches good ranking and in some cases good money. The Porsche 64 ticks all the right boxes and it is clearly just a matter of time before it finds a befitting home.

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