Friday, June 29, 2012

Prototyp Automuseum Hamburg, pt. III

The third entry of four from my recent visit to the excellent Prototyp Automuseum in Hamburg Germany.

Porsche 597 Jagdwagen:
Yep, that Porsche. The one that makes the excellent sports cars.
This was a proposal Jeep-type vehicle for the Germany army. Competitor DKW was awarded the contract, so the 70 that were built were sold under the name Jagdwagen, meaning hunting car.
I've never hunted, nor do I care to, but this would make an excellent beach buggy here in Carlsbad.
The purposeful Porsche was parked next to my favorite VW - a Schwimmwagen. I imagine you can figure out the translation of "schwimmwagen".
Of the 15,584 produced during WWII, only 163 remain, making this a VW that I will certainly never own.
I love this logo:

Well-equipped with a shovel and paddle.

 Toolbox, first aid
 I'm pretty sure the speedo doesn't work while in "boat mode"
The aquatic business end:

Audi R8 prototype:
 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
 With a novel fiberglass body
Simple and elegant tail.

windshield decals
 fuel filler, located on the hood
 Porsche 718 F1, 1964
Check out the shaped welded aluminum fuel tank, surrounding the driver. The steering wheel is just a bit simpler than the current crop of F1 cars.
 No fuel cell or harness here, these drivers were borderline suicidal.
 old treads
badge on the 718 body

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