A Truly Historic Porsche Type 64 Is Being Auctioned off at Monterey

The last surviving original example.

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An extra-rare 1939 Porsche Type 64 will soon be up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction (August 15 – 17). Only three examples of the Type 64 were built between 1939 – 1940 for the Berlin-Rome endurance race, but due to World War II, were never fully realized. Existing even before the Gmünd-built 356 chassis, the Type 64 was designed after the KdF-Wagen, but was built to be lighter, more aerodynamic, faster, and with techniques borrowed from the aviation department — just look at those aluminium alloy panels.

This sale is for No. 3 of the three built, and the last surviving Type 64. The car retains its original air-cooled 32 bhp flat-four engine, and comes with a list of spare parts, collectibles, and an extensive catalogue of photographs and documentation. Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby’s, comments: “We’ve had the honor of presenting some of the most significant cars in the history of numerous top marques at Monterey, and the Type 64 now stands among them. The Type 64 helped define what a sports car is today, and it carries many of traits we’ve seen throughout seven decades of Porsche production and still see in some of the marque’s most sought-after contemporary models. We’re grateful to have been entrusted by the owner with this important piece of automotive, engineering, and world history and we look forward to sharing it with the collector car hobby this summer.”

Simply put, there is no other car like this still around, and with such a historic significance. Head on over to RM Sotheby’s listing for the full specs, and stay tuned as we’ll be updating you on the sale price of this one-of-a-kind 1939 Porsche Type 64.

In other automotive news, take a look at this pristine 1966 Porsche 911S 2.0 SWB.

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