A 1950s-Era Porsche You Might Be Able To Afford – A Porsche-Diesel Standard 208 Tractor

Porsche-Diesel Tractor Engine

Between 1956 and 1963 over 125,000 Porsche-Diesel tractors were built in the former Zeppelin factory near Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Konstanz in southern Germany, near the borders of both Switzerland and Austria. The first designs of a Porsche tractor were penned in the 1930s by Ferdinand Porsche. It was initially called the Volks-Schlepper and…

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Documentary: The Only Surviving Airworthy Messerschmitt Bf109

Messerschmitt Bf 109

This documentary covers the remarkable, decades long restoration of what would become the only flying Messerschmitt Bf109 in the world. In the years since the film was made there have been more examples of the Messerschmitt Bf109 returned to airworthy status, so this aircraft is no longer the only flying example – but it’s important…

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BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo – A Turbocharged 330 hp Sedan

BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo Badge 2

The BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo had big shoes to fill when it was introduced in 1981 as a replacement for the BMW Alpina B7 – a car that was the fastest series production 4-door car in the world when it was released in 1978. Alpina Alpina is a German automaker founded in 1965, though…

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The Brütsch Mopetta – A Rare And Unusual German Microcar

Brütsch Mopetta

The Brütsch Mopetta is one of the most beloved microcars from the era of the tiny, petrol-friendly, post-WWII runabouts. The fame of the Mopetta far outweighs its actual production numbers, just 14 were built and some estimates suggest only 5 survived to the modern day. The Brütsch Mopetta It’s almost certain that the popularity of the little…

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An Original 100% Driveable Porsche 356 A Training Chassis

Porsche 356 Chassis Back

This original 1956 Porsche 356 A training chassis was developed to give American mechanics a detailed understanding of Porsche running gear and engineering – most of which would have been a little unusual to them back in the mid-1950s when Porsche was still a relatively new company. Interestingly the suspension arrangement differs between the left…

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Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster – Unicorn Project Car

Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster

The Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster wasn’t originally designed to be an expensive car, in fact it was specifically designed to be as inexpensive as possible while still being profitable to build and sell. Max Hoffman – Godfather of the Porsche 356 Speedster The idea to build the original Porsche 356 Speedster came not from…

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The Windhoff Four Cylinder – The Motorcycle Of The Future From 1926

Windhoff Four Motorcycle Main

This four-cylinder Windhoff was one of the most advanced motorcycles of its time thanks largely to its engine, which doubles as the motorcycle frame, and features oil-cooling, an overhead camshaft, and an engine block that acts as a giant radiator. Windhoff Motorcycles Windhoff Motorcycles, officially Windhoff Motorradenbau GmbH, began producing motorcycles in 1924 but the company…

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