David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/19/19 2:45 p.m.

The sale/attempted sale of the Dr. Porsche's Type 64 made the national news.

So, do you consider it to be a "real" Porsche or not? 

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/19/19 2:53 p.m.

Yes.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
8/19/19 2:58 p.m.

The pissing and moaning over this car is unbelievable. This car has more hands-on involvement from Ferdinand Porsche than anything that ever came off the Porsche production line. 

P.S. - That "Nazi Car" headline is clickbait B.S. Must we now apply that label to every single German car developed between 1933 and 1945?

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
8/19/19 3:11 p.m.

I mean, one of the captions points out that the car was built for a race set to commemorate the alliance between Germany and Italy in WWII, so that's a pretty strong Nazi tie. Though I guess "Axis car" is more technically correct. Either way, oof. What a clusterberkeley.

Margie

Shadeux
Shadeux Reader
8/19/19 3:38 p.m.
Woody said:

Yes.

Me too.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
8/19/19 4:08 p.m.

It's a Porsche, no matter what Porsche AG thinks.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia HalfDork
8/19/19 5:52 p.m.

Its a VW , owned by the Porsche family until sold to Otto Mathe

the rest is just a mess of "maybe"

 

Sparkydog
Sparkydog Reader
8/19/19 5:57 p.m.

I know the answer to this question. 

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
8/19/19 6:44 p.m.

Why don't we ask the guy who built it? cheeky

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/19/19 6:47 p.m.

I couldn't care less about the car or it's specifics, but that auction house messed up BAD. Seriously, WTF were they thinking?

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
8/19/19 8:40 p.m.

Did I read that right? They set the starting bid at $30 million, the bidding got up to 70 million, and then they lowered the bid to 17 million and then nobody wanted it?

 

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
8/19/19 9:12 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

The video of that auction:

 

cdeforrest
cdeforrest Reader
8/19/19 11:34 p.m.

My liquid cooled Porsche is too a Porsche!!  Wait. Wrong argument?

and to think, a lousy McLaren f1 went for 20 million. The runner up bidder on that type 64 must be pissed. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
8/20/19 12:22 a.m.

Well, now I know why that Chris Harris video popped up in my YouTube feed.

The0retical
The0retical UberDork
8/20/19 8:14 a.m.

I think we should just start referring to it as the holotype Porsche since it sounds like doing so annoys the kind of people that would buy the Type 64 as all the important people in suits at Stuggart.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
8/20/19 8:42 a.m.
Brett_Murphy said:

Did I read that right? They set the starting bid at $30 million, the bidding got up to 70 million, and then they lowered the bid to 17 million and then nobody wanted it?

The way I read it (wasn't there) was that someone had trouble with the auctioneer's accent and while the auctioneer said "13", someone translated that into "30" on the board etc.

Someone clearly wasn't paying attention or asking why the auctioneer had mumbled something about bidding in $500k increments when the display showed increases in the tens of millions.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
8/20/19 8:43 a.m.
ShawnG said:

It's a Porsche, no matter what Porsche AG thinks.

... while having a replica of the body of one in their own museum, no less.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
8/20/19 10:04 a.m.

Tatra did it better.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
8/20/19 11:02 a.m.

They followed the time honored maxim "stick a V8 in it".

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