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Historic date Saturday, January 1, 1938

The Porsche 64, also known as the Type 64 and Type 60K10, is considered by many to be the first automobie from what was to become the Porsche company, as a true design precursor to the production model of after the war.

The model number comes from the fact that it was built mainly from design drawings for the Type-64 "record car". Most mechanical parts came from the 38 prototype series. The chassis was heavily reinforced and the engine also reworked to produce around 100 horse power. The Type-64 was only a drawing until the three racers were built. The body was also a compromise in that the cab had to look like a KdF car, but the rest was 'record' car. The VW beetle was the Type-60, and the name the "60K10" means body design 10 for the Type-60 Beetle. Its flat-four engine produced 50 bhp and gave a top speed of around 160 km/h (99 mph).

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Historic date Tuesday, January 1, 1985

In 1985, Porsche and Kenwood decided to produce in  a limited edition  ‘Porsche Kenwood-Le Mans’.

Porsches marketing division  had a double objective : celebrating the participation of the Porsche 956 Sonauto in Kenwood color striping  at the 24hours of Le Mans in 1983 and 1984, but also to create this limited edition in an absolute record time.

Two ladies and 17 men started to install 100 complete radios Kenwood KRC 500 L and speakers in 100 Porsche cars.  They fixed the job in about 17 hours and a few minutes, which is notified in the well known World Record Book.

The complete Porsche Range was used,  59 ex. Porsches 944 (1st series), 25 ex. Porsches 924, 10 ex. Porsches 911 and 6 ex. Porsches 928.

Every car received its limited numbered Badge at the dashboard and a specific “Kenwood – Lemans” striping. All cars were delivered in Silver Metallic color code LY7Y.

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Historic date Saturday, February 28, 2015

PORSCHE in 1957

Some facts you did’nt know what Porsche built in 1957 : On land, water and in the air, Porsche built up its reputation. First there were 25 cross-country vehicles for the German Army (better known as the 597 ‘Jagdwagen’). These amphibious 50 bhp cars were of monocoque construction, had a 4-speeds synchromesh gearbox plus an extra synchronized crawler gear, and 4-wheel drive, though thee front wheel drive could be disconnected. They also had a 65 % climbing ability.

Also in 1957, there were 40 all-purpose aircraft type RW3, for training, with a pusher airscrew and powered by a 75 bhp Porsche engine. Then the American Gyrodyne company built the type 702 with a 72 bhp engine powering a one-man helicopter with contra rotating blades. 100 of which were sold in 1957.

Porsche delivered many Porsche tractors, in 1960/61 Porsche Diesel tractor production was as its peak and 150.000 were built.

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Historic date Friday, February 27, 2015

Gert Beets is one of Belgian's leading classic car taxation. Here he is valuating a Porsche 930 Turbo from 1983