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1939 Porsche Type 64

1939 Porsche Type 64

1939 Porsche Type 64

It was beautiful, dynamic and fast – and it quickly became Ferdinand Porsche’s great passion: Although this unique sports car built for the Berlin-Rome long-distance race bore nothing but the simple model designation “Type 64”, it is acknowledged as the “original Porsche”, the“great-grandfather” of all Porsches to follow.

Within and beneath its streamlined aluminium body, Type 64 boasts the trendsetting concepts so characteristic of all Porsche sports cars following in the years to come. In terms of design and aerodynamics this unique Coupé was far ahead of its time, the symbiosis of motorsport qualities and production features creating an ideal grand touring car.

On public roads Type 64 reached a top speed of no less than 130 km/h or 81 mph. Ferdinand Porsche often drove this car himself, showing his deep satis – faction by presenting the Porsche family name on the car itself.

Story by Porsche AG

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
engine Boxer-4
displacement 1131 cc / 69.02 in³
power 24.6 kw / 33 bhp
specific output 29.18 bhp per litre
top speed ~140 kph / 86.94 mph