This Porsche is no Sports Car – It’s a Diesel Tractor

It has the aerodynamic contours you’d expect of a Porsche. But this Porsche is no sports car – it’s a tractor. Porsche-Diesel rolled out some 120,000 tractors between 1956 and 1963.

The differential lock and broad fenders hint at a sporting pedigree. But this Porsche is no sportscar – it’s a tractor. As early as 1937, the prolific designer Ferdinand Porsche started developing a “People’s Tractor” alongside the “People’s Car” – the Volkswagen Beetle.

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By 1956, the Porsche company was offering four tractor models with varying power output and numbers of cylinders. Porsche-Diesel Motorenbau in Friedrichshafen rolled out some 120,000 tractors from 1956 to 1963. Drive It! heads out over country roads on the single-cylinder Porsche Junior.

Via: DW English


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